Mito Hollyhock will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 5 points behind Albirex Niigata.
It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Mito Hollyhock and Albirex Niigata.
Mito Hollyhock form and stats
4-4-5 (win-draw-lost) are the J2-League numbers at home for Mito Hollyhock, who have the most scored goals (45) in J2-League, so far this season.
An away draw last time out for Hollyhock, facing Matsumoto Yamaga in a game that ended 2-2. In the preceding match a 5-1 victory visiting JEF United.
No victory last time out for Hollyhock, but the draw 2-2 felt nice for M. Nakayama who came on as a substitute in the 46th minute and scored two goals.
This is expected to be a close game, with Mito Hollyhock perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Mito Hollyhock as a small favourite), we find twelve games. Hollyhock has won six of these, drawn five and lost one.
The match schedule is unforgiving for Mito Hollyhock as they have a new game in only three days, a J2-League match thankfully also at home. Montedio Yamagata are visiting.
The Mito Hollyhock fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 22 goals in 13 league matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Hollyhock defense is not exactly impregnable. 21 goals conceded from 13 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.
Albirex Niigata form and stats
5-5-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Albirex Niigata in their J2-League matches away. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Albirex Niigata are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.
Albirex Niigata might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Avispa Fukuoka proved too strong as Albirex Niigata slumped to a 1-2 defeat in front of their own fans at Denka Big Swan Stadium. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Kyoto Sanga at their stadium, the result 2-1.
So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Albirex Niigata playing away and similar expectations, we found 13 relevant matches. Results were four Albirex wins, five draws and four defeats.
A quick return to home after this game, as Albirex Niigata are hosting Fagiano Okayama in the J2-League only three days away.
Albirex Niigata has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 18 goals from 12 games. Albirex Niigata have conceded 12 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadThis is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Albirex Niigata - Mito Hollyhock 1-0. H2H stats regardless of arena (last five matches): Mito Hollyhock zero wins, two draws and Albirex Niigata three victories. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.
Mito Hollyhock missing players
Albirex Niigata missing players
|Mito Hollyhock||Albirex Niigata|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|88%||85%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||67%||83%||92%|
|81%||85%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||67%||58%||65%|
|73%||77%||67%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||67%||50%||46%|
|50%||54%||67%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||33%||25%||27%|
|19%||23%||33%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||33%||17%||12%|
|23%||23%||0%||Clean Sheets||C S||33%||42%||35%|
|23%||31%||33%||Failed to Score||F T||33%||25%||15%|
|0||0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0||0|
|0||0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0||0|
|0.9||1.1||0.5||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1||1.1||1|
|0||0||0||Red cards||R C||0||0||1|
|299||157||25||Total Shots||T S||29||133||291|
|136||66||11||Shots on Target||S O||11||55||107|
|32%||30%||18%||Goal Efficiency||G E||45%||33%||36%|
- Albirex Niigata have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- Mito Hollyhock has the fewest matches under the total-line (6) in J2-League
- Mito Hollyhock has the most dropped points from leading position (19) in J2-League
- Mito Hollyhock has the most matches over the total-line (19) in J2-League
- Mito Hollyhock has the most scored goals (45) in J2-League
- Mito Hollyhock have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.