V-Varen Nagasaki vs Albirex Niigata match preview: Even contest expected at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki (20246 seats)

Tempo is likely at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki when V-Varen Nagasaki face Albirex Niigata in what could be a splendid fixture. Here's the preview!

Insights:
  • V-Varen Nagasaki have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Albirex Niigata have the most scored goals in the second half (33) in J2-League

Both contenders have had plenty of rest since their previous work day in an official game. Let's hope for an active fixture!

Albirex Niigata have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1300 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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V-Varen Nagasaki form and stats

8 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats. That’s what V-Varen Nagasaki have to build on here at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki in the J2-League. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Nagasaki, as their goalkeeper Masaya Tomizawa has completely shut out the opponents for 180 minutes in the J2-League.

It's back home for Nagasaki, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Ehime away with the result 2-0. T. Nagura and A. Uenaka found the net in that victory.

Before that, Nagasaki had a home game versus Kyoto Sanga which ended with a victory 2-0.

This is expected to be a close game, with V-Varen Nagasaki perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Nagasaki as a small favourite), we find ten games. V-Varen Nagasaki has won six of these, drawn zero and lost four.

The Nagasaki fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 27 goals in 16 league matches. 17 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Albirex Niigata form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their J2-League travels is 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats.

Albirex won their last game, 1-0 versus Renofa Yamaguchi played at home.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Zweigen Kanazawa wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 13 similar matches played by Albirex Niigata in our archives, and the results are: six wins for Albirex Niigata, three draws and four defeats.

Albirex Niigata has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 28 goals from 16 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 22 goals have been conceded by Albirex in these games.

Head 2 Head

The records show that this isn''t the first time these two teams face each other this season, as the statistics show this recent match: Albirex Niigata - V-Varen Nagasaki 1-0. V-Varen Nagasaki-Albirex Niigata H2H statistics last six meetings regardless of arena: Nagasaki three wins, Albirex Niigata two wins, one draw. four of these six matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

V-Varen NagasakiE. Teixeira Lima
E. Teixeira Lima
15 goals
Albirex NiigataK. Taniguchi
K. Taniguchi
11 goals
Albirex NiigataY. Takagi
Y. Takagi
10 goals

V-Varen Nagasaki missing players

Albirex Niigata missing players

V-Varen Nagasaki Albirex Niigata
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 5 16 33
18 8 3 Won W 1 7 17
7 5 0 Drew D 2 5 9
8 3 2 Lost L 2 4 7
51 27 9 Scored S 8 28 54
35 17 6 Conceded C 8 22 31
97% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 88%
76% 81% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 67%
45% 56% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 62% 52%
27% 25% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 50% 33%
9% 12% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 19% 12%
48% 62% 40% BTTS BTTS 80% 62% 45%
33% 25% 20% Clean Sheets C S 20% 25% 42%
21% 19% 40% Failed to Score F T 0% 19% 24%
 
5.1 5.2 4.4 Corners for (avg) C F 4 3.5 4.6
5.1 4.6 4.6 Corners against (avg) C A 4.6 3.3 3.3
0.6 0.5 0.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.4 0.9 0.9
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
8.7 9.7 8.2 Shots (avg) S ( 6.6 8.9 9.1
3.9 4.2 4.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 3.8 4.1
41% 40% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 47% 40%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Albirex Niigata have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Albirex Niigata have the most scored goals in the second half (33) in J2-League
  • Albirex Niigata have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • V-Varen Nagasaki have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Jubilo Iwata 33 22 6 5 61 34 17 12 2 3 33 20 16 10 4 2 28 14 27 72
2 Kyoto Sanga 33 21 7 5 52 27 17 11 4 2 32 17 16 10 3 3 20 10 25 70
3 V-Varen Nagasaki 33 18 7 8 51 35 16 8 5 3 27 17 17 10 2 5 24 18 16 61
4 Albirex Niigata 33 17 9 7 54 31 17 10 4 3 26 9 16 7 5 4 28 22 23 60
5 Ventforet Kofu 33 17 9 7 50 29 17 11 5 1 31 12 16 6 4 6 19 17 21 60
6 Machida Zelvia 33 16 7 10 51 32 17 6 4 7 24 19 16 10 3 3 27 13 19 55
7 Montedio Yamagata 33 16 7 10 45 35 16 8 2 6 22 18 17 8 5 4 23 17 10 55
8 Ryūkyū 33 15 7 11 47 37 16 9 3 4 23 11 17 6 4 7 24 26 10 52
9 Mito Hollyhock 33 14 6 13 44 35 17 7 3 7 20 16 16 7 3 6 24 19 9 48
10 JEF United 33 12 11 10 31 29 16 5 6 5 16 15 17 7 5 5 15 14 2 47
11 Tokyo Verdy 33 12 7 14 45 53 16 8 1 7 25 22 17 4 6 7 20 31 -8 43
12 Fagiano Okayama 33 10 11 12 27 28 16 4 3 9 10 14 17 6 8 3 17 14 -1 41
13 Blaublitz Akita 33 9 12 12 33 37 16 3 9 4 11 16 17 6 3 8 22 21 -4 39
14 Tochigi 33 8 12 13 30 40 16 3 6 7 15 20 17 5 6 6 15 20 -10 36
15 Omiya Ardija 33 7 13 13 39 42 16 4 5 7 21 21 17 3 8 6 18 21 -3 34
16 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 33 8 9 16 29 45 16 4 5 7 14 19 17 4 4 9 15 26 -16 33
17 Renofa Yamaguchi 33 8 8 17 28 43 17 5 4 8 16 19 16 3 4 9 12 24 -15 32
18 Zweigen Kanazawa 33 8 8 17 31 47 17 4 5 8 15 23 16 4 3 9 16 24 -16 32
19 Matsumoto Yamaga 33 7 10 16 27 54 17 5 5 7 18 26 16 2 5 9 9 28 -27 31
20 Giravanz Kitakyushu 33 6 12 15 28 49 17 3 6 8 13 22 16 3 6 7 15 27 -21 30
21 Sagamihara 33 6 11 16 24 41 16 4 6 6 16 22 17 2 5 10 8 19 -17 29
22 Ehime 33 6 11 16 31 55 17 1 7 9 17 35 16 5 4 7 14 20 -24 29