A home win is expected from this fixture if the league table is anything to judge by. The Kagoshima United fans are optimistic that the difference between 6th and Cerezo Osaka U23's 18th place in the table will show on the pitch.
Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!
Kagoshima United's stadium, Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium, has a grass surface. Cerezo Osaka U23 have artifical turf on their own stadium. This might or might not make a difference, and to help evaluate that we give you the recent performance numbers for Cerezo Osaka U23 when playing on grass; 15 wins, 6 draws and 19 losses from 40 matches. They have scored 53 goals in these games and conceded 62.
Kagoshima United form and stats
Kagoshima United have played 10 J3-League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-1-4 (wins-draws-losses).
Kagoshima enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Gifu's place. The match ended 1-0 with T. Ushinohama scoring. In the game before, an away victory match versus Gainare Tottori with a 3-1 scoreline.
Kagoshima are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 12 goals in 10 games. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 16 goals have been conceded.
Cerezo Osaka U23 form and stats
There's been little loot from Cerezo Osaka U23's travels as they have only collected 5 points from 11 away games in the J3-League. Cerezo Osaka U23, who have the the worst goal difference (-19) in J3-League, only have 1 win to counter their 8 defeats and 2 draws.
Cerezo Osaka U23 might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Blaublitz Akita proved too strong as Cerezo slumped to a 2-3 defeat in front of their own fans at KINCHO Stadium. Prior to that match, the Cerezo manager Y. Maruyama faced defeat when travelling to Fukushima United and losing 0-3.
Late heartbreak for Cerezo Osaka U23 in the Blaublitz Akita match, as the deciding 2-3 goal came deep into overtime.
Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Cerezo have scored 12 goals in 11 league games away. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. The Cerezo manager Y. Maruyama has some worries about the defense as 25 goals have been conceded in these travels.
Head 2 HeadThis is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Cerezo Osaka U23 - Kagoshima United 0-5. H2H stats regardless of arena (last seven matches): Kagoshima United six wins, zero draws and Cerezo Osaka U23 one victory. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.
Kagoshima United missing players
Cerezo Osaka U23 missing players
|Kagoshima United||Cerezo Osaka U23|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|95%||100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||67%||82%||81%|
|71%||80%||50%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||67%||73%||71%|
|62%||70%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||33%||55%||52%|
|33%||20%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||33%||45%||33%|
|24%||10%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||33%||36%||29%|
|29%||20%||50%||Clean Sheets||C S||33%||18%||24%|
|19%||20%||0%||Failed to Score||F T||67%||64%||52%|
|0||0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0||0|
|0||0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0||0|
|0.8||1||0.8||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|1||1||0||Red cards||R C||0||0||0|
|215||98||62||Total Shots||T S||13||78||175|
|80||37||23||Shots on Target||S O||5||28||66|
|39%||24%||22%||Goal Efficiency||G E||60%||43%||32%|
- Cerezo Osaka U23 has the fewest points (5) away in J3-League
- Cerezo Osaka U23 has the fewest scored goals in the first half (6) in J3-League
- Cerezo Osaka U23 has the most conceded goals (25) away in J3-League
- Cerezo Osaka U23 has the the worst goal difference (-13) away in J3-League
- Cerezo Osaka U23 has the the worst goal difference (-19) in J3-League
- Cerezo Osaka U23 have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
- Cerezo Osaka U23 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- Kagoshima United has the most scored goals in the first half (19) in J3-League
- Kagoshima United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
- Kagoshima United haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
|11||Gamba Osaka U23||21||7||3||11||31||36||11||5||1||5||18||18||10||2||2||6||13||18||-5||24|
|12||Azul Claro Numazu||21||7||2||12||23||29||10||4||2||4||13||11||11||3||0||8||10||18||-6||23|
|18||Cerezo Osaka U23||21||3||5||13||21||40||10||2||3||5||9||15||11||1||2||8||12||25||-19||14|