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Sagan Tosu vs. Avispa Fukuoka 9/25/2021 J1 League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Sagan Tosu challenges Avispa Fukuoka on 9/25/2021.

Avispa Fukuoka meets Sagan Tosu in a J1 League match. Sagan Tosu with a record of 14-9-6 this season comes into this game with a 5.0-5.0-4.0 record on the road. Avispa Fukuoka is 12-7-10 this season and is 8.0-1.0-5.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Sagan Tosu and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Avispa Fukuoka played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Avispa Fukuoka and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Avispa Fukuoka played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Sagan Tosu Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sagan Tosu

Dudu DF

Dudu has 26.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Dudu has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Dudu had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sagan Tosu teammates, Dudu had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dudu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dudu has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Yuta Higuchi MF

Yuta Higuchi has 49.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yuta Higuchi had 11.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Yuta Higuchi had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sagan Tosu teammates, Yuta Higuchi had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Yuta Higuchi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yuta Higuchi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Keiya Sento MF

Keiya Sento has 40.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Keiya Sento has 16.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Keiya Sento had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Keiya Sento has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Keiya Sento has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Keiya Sento has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 34 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Nanasei Iino MF,DF

As a shooter, Nanasei Iino had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Nanasei Iino has 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Nanasei Iino had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sagan Tosu teammates, Nanasei Iino had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Nanasei Iino has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nanasei Iino has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 29 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Tomoya Koyamatsu MF,FW

Tomoya Koyamatsu has 22.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tomoya Koyamatsu had 9.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Tomoya Koyamatsu had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Tomoya Koyamatsu has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tomoya Koyamatsu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomoya Koyamatsu has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in J1 League action.

The Avispa Fukuoka Roster

The Players to Watch for the Avispa Fukuoka

Hiroyuki Mae MF

As a shooter, Hiroyuki Mae had 15.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Hiroyuki Mae has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Hiroyuki Mae had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Avispa Fukuoka teammates, Hiroyuki Mae had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Hiroyuki Mae has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hiroyuki Mae has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 36 fouls this season. He has drawn 45 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Emil Salomonsson DF

Emil Salomonsson has 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Emil Salomonsson has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Emil Salomonsson has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Emil Salomonsson has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Emil Salomonsson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emil Salomonsson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Douglas Grolli DF

As a shooter, Douglas Grolli had 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Douglas Grolli had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Douglas Grolli had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Avispa Fukuoka teammates, Douglas Grolli had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Douglas Grolli has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Douglas Grolli has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 21 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Takeshi Kanamori MF

Takeshi Kanamori has 28.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Takeshi Kanamori had 9.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Takeshi Kanamori had 18 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Avispa Fukuoka teammates, Takeshi Kanamori had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Takeshi Kanamori has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Takeshi Kanamori has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Takaaki Shichi DF

Takaaki Shichi has 8.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Takaaki Shichi has 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Takaaki Shichi had 19 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Avispa Fukuoka teammates, Takaaki Shichi had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Takaaki Shichi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Takaaki Shichi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Sagan Tosu Team Stats

The Sagan Tosu Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sagan Tosu was able to score 1.28 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sagan Tosu was able to score 0.86 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sagan Tosu was able to score on 0.34 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Sagan Tosu attempts 3.79 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Sagan Tosu is able to get 32.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Sagan Tosu Defensive Stats and Metrics

Sagan Tosu gave up 0.66 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.28 shots were saved by Sagan Tosu goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Sagan Tosu truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 78.9% of shots on target were saved by Sagan Tosu goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Sagan Tosu goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 44.8% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Sagan Tosu Utility Stats

Sagan Tosu tried 14.14 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Sagan Tosu is in the top 69 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sagan Tosu had 11.0 interceptions. Sagan Tosu is in the top 61 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Sagan Tosu has committed 12.76 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Sagan Tosu is in the top 53 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Sagan Tosu drew 8.79 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Sagan Tosu is in the top 93 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sagan Tosu committed an offside 2.48 times. This puts Sagan Tosu in the top 91 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Avispa Fukuoka Team Stats

The Avispa Fukuoka Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Avispa Fukuoka was able to score 1.00 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Avispa Fukuoka was able to score 0.72 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Avispa Fukuoka converted on 0.32 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Avispa Fukuoka attempts 3.1 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Avispa Fukuoka is able to get 30.6% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Avispa Fukuoka Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Avispa Fukuoka was able to hold opponents to 0.93 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Avispa Fukuoka goalkeepers fended off 4.07 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 76.3% of shots on target were saved by Avispa Fukuoka goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 34.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Avispa Fukuoka. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Avispa Fukuoka Utility Stats

Avispa Fukuoka tried 18.21 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Avispa Fukuoka is in the top 33 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Avispa Fukuoka had 14.03 interceptions. This puts Avispa Fukuoka in the top 16 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Avispa Fukuoka commits 12.21 fouls. This puts Avispa Fukuoka in the top 43 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Avispa Fukuoka drew 10.17 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Avispa Fukuoka in the top 81 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Avispa Fukuoka committed an offside 1.0 times. This puts Avispa Fukuoka in the top 9 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Sagan Tosu vs. Avispa Fukuoka Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Sagan Tosu 2 Avispa Fukuoka 1

Moneyline Pick: Sagan Tosu +133 JazzSports 100% Triple Welcome Bonus