Football betting preview: Ryūkyū vs Kyoto Sanga

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Wed 05.May
Match begins: 09:00 (UTC)
Venue: Tapic Kenso Hiyagon Stadium (10189 seats)

Ryūkyū and Kyoto Sanga are both riding high in the J2-League with their 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Ryūkyū have the most points (16) at home in J2-League
  • Kyoto Sanga have the most points (15) away in J2-League

It's no vacation for neither Ryūkyū nor Kyoto Sanga as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

These teams have little in common geographically as Kyoto Sanga have to travel 1600 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Ryūkyū form and stats

5-1-0 is the performance here at Tapic Kenso Hiyagon Stadium so far in the J2-League, giving Ryūkyū a total of 16 from their 6 games here. Outstanding results! The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Tapic Kenso Hiyagon Stadium.

A strong away win for Ryūkyū against Sagamihara the last match. Before that, Ryūkyū had a home game versus Ventforet Kofu which ended with a victory 1-0.

As indicated by the result mentioned above, Ryūkyū played a great game against Sagamihara and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Ryūkyū as they are travelling to their away game against Ehime in the J2-League. That match is three days after this one.

A decent goal production from Ryūkyū in their home games so far, with 9 goals from 6 league matches. Defensively Ryūkyū have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (2 in 6 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Kyoto Sanga form and stats

Rock solid. That's the only way to describe the travels of Kyoto Sanga so far, with 5-0-1 (wins-draws-losses) so far. Those are J2-League statistics. Impressively, the visitors are on a six-match winning run which they hope continue versus Ryūkyū. Kyoto Sanga have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

Kyoto go into this game after a win, the home game against Ehime that ended 3-2. Preceding that game was the away victory against Renofa Yamaguchi with the score of 2-0.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Montedio Yamagata in just four days.

Kyoto Sanga has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 9 goals from 6 games. The Kyoto Sanga defense is a tough nut to crack, having conceded less than half a goal per away game on average (2 goals in 6 games).

Head 2 Head

As for the last four games between these two teams, there's one Ryūkyū victory, one draw and two Kyoto Sanga wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, one match with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Kyoto SangaP. Utaka
P. Utaka
8 goals
RyūkyūR. Ikeda
R. Ikeda
5 goals
Kyoto SangaJ. Buijs
J. Buijs
4 goals

Ryūkyū missing players

Kyoto Sanga missing players

Ryūkyū Kyoto Sanga
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
11 6 2 Played P 1 6 11
9 5 2 Won W 1 5 8
1 1 0 Drew D 0 0 1
1 0 0 Lost L 0 1 2
20 9 2 Scored S 1 9 23
7 2 0 Conceded C 0 2 10
91% 83% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
73% 50% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 73%
45% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 17% 45%
18% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 27%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 27%
36% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 17% 45%
55% 67% 100% Clean Sheets C S 100% 67% 45%
18% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.9 1.2 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0.5 0.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.8 8.5 5.5 Shots (avg) S ( 9 11.3 12.2
3.9 3.7 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6 4.7 5.1
47% 41% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 32% 41%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Kyoto Sanga have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Kyoto Sanga have the fewest conceded goals (2) away in J2-League
  • Kyoto Sanga have the most clean sheets (4) away in J2-League
  • Kyoto Sanga have the most points (15) away in J2-League
  • Kyoto Sanga haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Kyoto Sanga is in the best form (6-0-0)
  • Ryūkyū have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Ryūkyū have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Ryūkyū have the most points (16) at home in J2-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Albirex Niigata 11 9 2 0 28 7 5 5 0 0 14 1 6 4 2 0 14 6 21 29
2 Ryūkyū 11 9 1 1 20 7 6 5 1 0 9 2 5 4 0 1 11 5 13 28
3 Kyoto Sanga 11 8 1 2 23 10 5 3 1 1 14 8 6 5 0 1 9 2 13 25
4 Júbilo Iwata 11 7 0 4 22 18 6 4 0 2 15 12 5 3 0 2 7 6 4 21
5 Ventforet Kofu 11 5 3 3 15 10 5 3 1 1 7 3 6 2 2 2 8 7 5 18
6 Machida Zelvia 10 5 2 3 14 9 5 1 2 2 6 5 5 4 0 1 8 4 5 17
7 Zweigen Kanazawa 11 5 2 4 13 12 5 2 2 1 6 5 6 3 0 3 7 7 1 17
8 Blaublitz Akita 10 4 3 3 9 8 4 2 2 0 2 0 6 2 1 3 7 8 1 15
9 V-Varen Nagasaki 10 4 2 4 12 17 5 2 2 1 6 7 5 2 0 3 6 10 -5 14
10 Tochigi 11 3 4 4 11 13 5 1 2 2 4 6 6 2 2 2 7 7 -2 13
11 Montedio Yamagata 11 3 4 4 9 11 5 1 0 4 3 8 6 2 4 0 6 3 -2 13
12 Matsumoto Yamaga 11 3 4 4 12 17 5 2 2 1 8 6 6 1 2 3 4 11 -5 13
13 Mito Hollyhock 10 4 0 6 14 13 5 2 0 3 7 5 5 2 0 3 7 8 1 12
14 Fagiano Okayama 10 3 3 4 7 7 5 1 1 3 2 4 5 2 2 1 5 3 0 12
15 JEF United 11 3 3 5 7 11 5 0 2 3 2 6 6 3 1 2 5 5 -4 12
16 Tokyo Verdy 10 3 2 5 13 22 6 3 0 3 10 10 4 0 2 2 3 12 -9 11
17 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 11 3 1 7 8 15 6 2 0 4 5 9 5 1 1 3 3 6 -7 10
18 Sagamihara 11 2 4 5 8 16 6 1 2 3 6 12 5 1 2 2 2 4 -8 10
19 Renofa Yamaguchi 10 2 3 5 6 11 6 1 2 3 2 5 4 1 1 2 4 6 -5 9
20 Ehime 11 2 3 6 12 18 6 1 2 3 7 9 5 1 1 3 5 9 -6 9
21 Omiya Ardija 10 2 2 6 10 12 5 1 0 4 5 6 5 1 2 2 5 6 -2 8
22 Giravanz Kitakyushu 11 1 5 5 9 18 6 0 3 3 4 9 5 1 2 2 5 9 -9 8