CONSADOLE V NAGOYA GRAMPUS
Consadole Sapporo prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 J1 League drawn game versus Oita Trinita.
In that match, Consadole Sapporo had 66% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Consadole Sapporo was Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa (67'). On the other side, Oita Trinita had 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Hiroto Goya (11') was the scorer for Oita Trinita.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Consadole Sapporo haven’t conceded. The reality is that Consadole Sapporo have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 7 goals along the way.
Nagoya Grampus go into this clash following on from a 1-0 J1 League win with the downing of Avispa Fukuoka in their previous outing.
In that game, Nagoya Grampus had 61% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nagoya Grampus was Jakub Świerczok (49'). Avispa Fukuoka had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games featuring Nagoya Grampus, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell works out to a paltry 2, with the number of goals averaged by N. Grampus equalling 0.67. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Prediction: Both teams to score
VEGALTA V TOKYO
Vegalta Sendai will be wanting a better result here after a 5-0 J1 League defeat last time out to Yokohama F. Marinos.
In that game, Vegalta Sendai had 28% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Yokohama F. Marinos had 20 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Léo Ceará (25', 62', 70'), Marcos Júnior (67') and Jun Amano (94') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where Vegalta Sendai have taken part. Breaking down the goal weighting during that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 7 and Vegalta Sendai totted up 1. Having said that, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall be maintained here in this match or not.
In their last game, FC Tokyo drew 0-0 in the J1 League tie with Gamba Osaka.
In that match, FC Tokyo managed 43% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Gamba Osaka got 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Kenta Hasegawa's FC Tokyo have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 9 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
SAARBRUCKEN V MAGDEBURG
Saarbrucken head into this match following a 0-0 3rd Liga drawn match versus Borussia Dortmund II.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the Saarbrucken rearguard. Saarbrucken have given the opposition little, seeing the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last 6 outings standing at 4.
Magdeburg head into the clash following a 2-1 3rd Liga win against Duisburg in their last game.
For Magdeburg, the goalscorers were Luca Schuler (29') and Sirlord Conteh (36'). Orhan Ademi (90') scored for Duisburg.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Christian Titz's Magdeburg have had reason to celebrate scoring 10 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.67.
Heading into this fixture, Magdeburg are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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