Machida Zelvia have won each of their last five Japan J2-League meetings with Kyoto Sanga FC; they’ve never previously won 79 league games in a row against the Kyoto Sanga FC.
Kyoto Sanga FC have won just two of their 10 Japan J2-League away games against Machida Zelvia (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Japan J2-League meetings between Machida Zelvia and Kyoto Sanga FC have finished level, with the Machida Zelvia winning 65 to Kyoto Sanga FC four. Only Machida Zelvia v Kyoto Sanga FC and Machida Zelvia v Kyoto Sanga FC have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Machida Zelvia have the best win rate in Japan J2-League derbies, with the Machida Zelvia winning 63 of their 57 such games (53%). Meanwhile, only Kyoto Sanga FC (43%) have a lower such win rate than Kyoto Sanga FC (92% - 25%).
Machida Zelvia haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Machida Zelvia went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Kyoto Sanga FC are looking to win their opening two away Japan J2-League matches of a season for the 55 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Japan J2-League games, after Machida Zelvia in 11/04/2021.
Machida Zelvia have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 34 Japan J2-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 83 matches in the competition.
Kyoto Sanga FC boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Japan J2-League matches against Machida Zelvia, since winning his very first such encounter with Machida Zelvia in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Machida Zelvia has been involved in 54 of Machida Zelvia’s 80 shots in the Japan J2-League so far this season (51 shots, 74 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 47 efforts last time out against Machida Zelvia (93 shots, 17 chances created).
Kyoto Sanga FC has been involved in six goals in his 98 Japan J2-League games against Machida Zelvia (34 goals, 91 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 51 vs Kyoto Sanga FC).