Thespa Kusatsu have won each of their last five Japan J2-League meetings with V-Varen Nagasaki; they’ve never previously won 68 league games in a row against the V-Varen Nagasaki.
V-Varen Nagasaki have won just two of their 10 Japan J2-League away games against Thespa Kusatsu (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Japan J2-League meetings between Thespa Kusatsu and V-Varen Nagasaki have finished level, with the Thespa Kusatsu winning 41 to V-Varen Nagasaki four. Only Thespa Kusatsu v V-Varen Nagasaki and Thespa Kusatsu v V-Varen Nagasaki have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Thespa Kusatsu have the best win rate in Japan J2-League derbies, with the Thespa Kusatsu winning 92 of their 40 such games (53%). Meanwhile, only V-Varen Nagasaki (53%) have a lower such win rate than V-Varen Nagasaki (87% - 22%).
Thespa Kusatsu haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Thespa Kusatsu went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
V-Varen Nagasaki are looking to win their opening two away Japan J2-League matches of a season for the 32 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Japan J2-League games, after Thespa Kusatsu in 10/04/2021.
Thespa Kusatsu have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 100 Japan J2-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 52 matches in the competition.
V-Varen Nagasaki boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Japan J2-League matches against Thespa Kusatsu, since winning his very first such encounter with Thespa Kusatsu in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Thespa Kusatsu has been involved in 30 of Thespa Kusatsu’s 91 shots in the Japan J2-League so far this season (83 shots, 90 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 80 efforts last time out against Thespa Kusatsu (76 shots, 20 chances created).
V-Varen Nagasaki has been involved in six goals in his 78 Japan J2-League games against Thespa Kusatsu (59 goals, 46 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 61 vs V-Varen Nagasaki).