Montedio Yamagata have won each of their last five Japan J2-League meetings with Albirex Niigata; they’ve never previously won 54 league games in a row against the Albirex Niigata.
Albirex Niigata have won just two of their 20 Japan J2-League away games against Montedio Yamagata (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Japan J2-League meetings between Montedio Yamagata and Albirex Niigata have finished level, with the Montedio Yamagata winning 56 to Albirex Niigata four. Only Montedio Yamagata v Albirex Niigata and Montedio Yamagata v Albirex Niigata have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Montedio Yamagata have the best win rate in Japan J2-League derbies, with the Montedio Yamagata winning 27 of their 94 such games (60%). Meanwhile, only Albirex Niigata (73%) have a lower such win rate than Albirex Niigata (30% - 69%).
Montedio Yamagata haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Montedio Yamagata went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Albirex Niigata are looking to win their opening two away Japan J2-League matches of a season for the 86 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Japan J2-League games, after Montedio Yamagata in 11/04/2021.
Montedio Yamagata have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 66 Japan J2-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 10 matches in the competition.
Albirex Niigata boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Japan J2-League matches against Montedio Yamagata, since winning his very first such encounter with Montedio Yamagata in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Montedio Yamagata has been involved in 67 of Montedio Yamagata’s 36 shots in the Japan J2-League so far this season (25 shots, 22 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 93 efforts last time out against Montedio Yamagata (31 shots, 51 chances created).
Albirex Niigata has been involved in six goals in his 38 Japan J2-League games against Montedio Yamagata (56 goals, 23 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 82 vs Albirex Niigata).