Football tips: ThespaKusatsu Gunma vs Avispa Fukuoka - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma (15190 seats)

The visiting Avispa Fukuoka side should be favourites in this visit to ThespaKusatsu Gunma, as the away team holds a 26 point advantage from their 26 league games this season.

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 ThespaKusatsu Gunma and Avispa Fukuoka.

Avispa Fukuoka have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1000 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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ThespaKusatsu Gunma form and stats

ThespaKusatsu Gunma's struggle is real here at Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma with only 10 points collected from 13 J2-League games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 3-1-9.

ThespaKusatsu are confident in defense, having played 284 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

ThespaKusatsu are returning here after visiting Ryukyu in a J2-League game and winning with a 1-0 scoreline. T. Uchida scored the goal(s). Before that, ThespaKusatsu played out a draw 0-0 when visiting Giravanz Kitakyushu.

The match schedule is unforgiving for ThespaKusatsu Gunma as they have a new game in only three days, a J2-League match thankfully also at home. Ventforet Kofu are visiting.

ThespaKusatsu aren't scoring a lot here at Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma in the league, with only 9 goals from 13 games. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the ThespaKusatsu defense is not exactly impregnable. 25 goals conceded from 13 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Avispa Fukuoka form and stats

Avispa Fukuoka, who have the fewest conceded goals (20) in J2-League, have an excellent away record in the J2-League so far with 9-2-2 from 13 games. In general it has been a productive period now for Fukuoka as they haven't lost any of their last twelve games. Fukuoka are enjoying a nice run from their away games now, having played eight in a row without losing.

Fukuoka play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Albirex Niigata (placed 6th). Prior to that result Fukuoka won their away game at Ventforet Kofu. The scoreline was 2-0.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Fukuoka manager S. Hasebe as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Machida Zelvia.

The visiting Fukuoka have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 17 goals from 13 games. It's not easy to score on Fukuoka as they have only conceded 9 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Avispa Fukuoka - ThespaKusatsu 1-0. ThespaKusatsu-Avispa Fukuoka H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: ThespaKusatsu Gunma two wins, Avispa Fukuoka seven wins, one draw. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

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ThespaKusatsu Gunma Avispa Fukuoka
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 13 2 Played P 4 13 26
8 3 0 Won W 1 9 16
2 1 0 Drew D 2 2 4
16 9 2 Lost L 1 2 6
21 9 1 Scored S 4 17 32
43 25 5 Conceded C 4 9 20
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
62% 62% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 54% 54%
46% 54% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 31% 31%
31% 31% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 15% 15%
12% 15% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
38% 38% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 38% 38%
19% 15% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 46% 46%
46% 46% 50% Failed to Score F T 25% 15% 15%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.8 0.8 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.4 1.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
237 116 11 Total Shots T S 32 102 218
73 32 4 Shots on Target S O 10 41 76
29% 28% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 39% 39%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Avispa Fukuoka has the fewest conceded goals (20) in J2-League
  • Avispa Fukuoka has the fewest conceded goals (9) away in J2-League
  • Avispa Fukuoka has the most clean sheets (12) in J2-League
  • Avispa Fukuoka has the most matches under the total-line (18) in J2-League
  • Avispa Fukuoka haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Avispa Fukuoka is in the best form (6-0-0)
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma has the fewest scored goals (21) in J2-League
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma has the most conceded goals (25) at home in J2-League
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma has the most conceded goals in the first half (20) in J2-League
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma has the the worst goal difference (-16) at home in J2-League
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma has the the worst goal difference (-22) in J2-League
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • ThespaKusatsu Gunma haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Tokushima Vortis 27 15 7 5 41 21 14 6 5 3 20 9 13 9 2 2 21 12 20 52
2 Avispa Fukuoka 26 16 4 6 32 20 13 7 2 4 15 11 13 9 2 2 17 9 12 52
3 Giravanz Kitakyushu 27 14 5 8 39 30 14 8 3 3 20 14 13 6 2 5 19 16 9 47
4 V-Varen Nagasaki 27 13 8 6 36 29 12 8 2 2 17 9 15 5 6 4 19 20 7 47
5 Ventforet Kofu 27 10 12 5 36 31 14 7 5 2 19 14 13 3 7 3 17 17 5 42
6 Albirex Niigata 26 10 10 6 38 30 14 5 5 4 20 18 12 5 5 2 18 12 8 40
7 Tokyo Verdy 27 10 9 8 33 25 13 5 4 4 16 11 14 5 5 4 17 14 8 39
8 Zweigen Kanazawa 26 10 8 8 40 36 13 5 5 3 18 15 13 5 3 5 22 21 4 38
9 Kyoto Sanga 26 10 8 8 31 30 11 7 2 2 20 13 15 3 6 6 11 17 1 38
10 Mito Hollyhock 26 9 8 9 45 38 13 4 4 5 22 21 13 5 4 4 23 17 7 35
11 Montedio Yamagata 26 9 8 9 30 26 13 5 3 5 16 15 13 4 5 4 14 11 4 35
12 Machida Zelvia 27 8 11 8 29 30 14 4 8 2 18 12 13 4 3 6 11 18 -1 35
13 Tochigi 27 9 8 10 22 23 13 3 5 5 9 10 14 6 3 5 13 13 -1 35
14 Júbilo Iwata 26 8 10 8 34 30 14 6 4 4 23 15 12 2 6 4 11 15 4 34
15 Omiya Ardija 26 9 7 10 24 30 13 5 5 3 13 12 13 4 2 7 11 18 -6 34
16 JEF United 27 9 5 13 29 32 14 3 3 8 14 21 13 6 2 5 15 11 -3 32
17 Fagiano Okayama 26 8 8 10 22 25 15 5 4 6 14 15 11 3 4 4 8 10 -3 32
18 Ryukyu 27 7 6 14 35 44 13 3 4 6 19 20 14 4 2 8 16 24 -9 27
19 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 26 8 2 16 21 43 13 3 1 9 9 25 13 5 1 7 12 18 -22 26
20 Matsumoto Yamaga 27 5 10 12 26 42 12 3 4 5 12 19 15 2 6 7 14 23 -16 25
21 Renofa Yamaguchi 26 6 5 15 31 47 12 5 1 6 16 17 14 1 4 9 15 30 -16 23
22 Ehime 26 5 7 14 23 35 14 2 4 8 11 20 12 3 3 6 12 15 -12 22