V-Varen Nagasaki vs Blaublitz Akita match preview

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

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, V-Varen Nagasaki in 11th and Blaublitz Akita in 10th place.

Insights:
  • V-Varen Nagasaki have the fewest clean sheets (0) in J2-League
  • Blaublitz Akita have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in J2-League

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

These teams have little in common geographically as Blaublitz Akita have to travel 1500 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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V-Varen Nagasaki form and stats

2-2-1 (win-draw-lost) are the J2-League numbers at home for V-Varen Nagasaki, who have the fewest clean sheets (0) in J2-League, so far this season.

Before that, Nagasaki drew at home versus Tokyo Verdy.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Nagasaki have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found ten matches with the results: Won five, drawn one and lost four.

The manager T. Yoshida will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Giravanz Kitakyushu in only four days.

Nagasaki has scored 6 league goals at home this season, in 5 matches. On the other hand, V-Varen Nagasaki have conceded 7 goals.

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Blaublitz Akita form and stats

The visitors are W2-D1-L3 on the road this term. That's in the J2-League. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Blaublitz are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Before that, Blaublitz Akita secured a home win against Mito Hollyhock with the score 1-0.

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

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Jubilo Iwata in just four days.

Blaublitz Akita are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 7 away goals from 6 games (in the league). Blaublitz have conceded 8 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

NagasakiE. Teixeira Lima
E. Teixeira Lima
4 goals
V-Varen NagasakiC. da Silva Silveira
C. da Silva Silveira
3 goals
Blaublitz AkitaT. Shige
T. Shige
2 goals

V-Varen Nagasaki missing players

Blaublitz Akita missing players

V-Varen Nagasaki Blaublitz Akita
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 5 0 Played P 2 6 11
4 2 0 Won W 1 2 4
2 2 0 Drew D 0 1 3
5 1 0 Lost L 1 3 4
12 6 0 Scored S 2 7 9
18 7 0 Conceded C 3 8 9
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 82%
82% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 83% 45%
64% 60% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 27%
27% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 17% 9%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
64% 80% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 36%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 55%
36% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 27%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.9 0.4 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.5 1 0.7
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.9 11.2 0 Shots (avg) S ( 11 8.2 7
4.3 5.2 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.2 2.4
28% 23% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 54% 38%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • All of V-Varen Nagasaki's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Blaublitz Akita have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Blaublitz Akita have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Blaublitz Akita have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in J2-League
  • Blaublitz Akita haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • V-Varen Nagasaki have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • V-Varen Nagasaki have the fewest clean sheets (0) in J2-League
  • V-Varen Nagasaki have the most points from losing position (7) in J2-League
  • V-Varen Nagasaki haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 Ryukyu 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 Jubilo 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 11 5 2 4 14 11 6 1 2 3 6 7 5 4 0 1 8 4 3 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 Mito Hollyhock 11 5 0 6 15 13 6 3 0 3 8 5 5 2 0 3 7 8 2 15
9 Fagiano Okayama 11 4 3 4 8 7 5 1 1 3 2 4 6 3 2 1 6 3 1 15
10 Blaublitz Akita 11 4 3 4 9 9 5 2 2 1 2 1 6 2 1 3 7 8 0 15
11 V-Varen Nagasaki 11 4 2 5 12 18 5 2 2 1 6 7 6 2 0 4 6 11 -6 14
12 Tochigi 11 3 4 4 11 13 5 1 2 2 4 6 6 2 2 2 7 7 -2 13
13 Montedio Yamagata 11 3 4 4 9 11 5 1 0 4 3 8 6 2 4 0 6 3 -2 13
14 Matsumoto Yamaga 11 3 4 4 12 17 5 2 2 1 8 6 6 1 2 3 4 11 -5 13
15 Renofa Yamaguchi 11 3 3 5 8 11 6 1 2 3 2 5 5 2 1 2 6 6 -3 12
16 JEF United 11 3 3 5 7 11 5 0 2 3 2 6 6 3 1 2 5 5 -4 12
17 Tokyo Verdy 11 3 3 5 14 23 7 3 1 3 11 11 4 0 2 2 3 12 -9 12
18 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 11 3 1 7 8 15 6 2 0 4 5 9 5 1 1 3 3 6 -7 10
19 Sagamihara 11 2 4 5 8 16 6 1 2 3 6 12 5 1 2 2 2 4 -8 10
20 Omiya Ardija 11 2 3 6 11 13 5 1 0 4 5 6 6 1 3 2 6 7 -2 9
21 Ehime 11 2 3 6 12 18 6 1 2 3 7 9 5 1 1 3 5 9 -6 9
22 Giravanz Kitakyushu 11 1 5 5 9 18 6 0 3 3 4 9 5 1 2 2 5 9 -9 8