Match Time: 9/8/2019 18:00 Sunday(GMT+8)
Fagiano still see the same six players missing to injury.
Sanga still have not updated on Jungo Fujimoto so expect him to be their only injury absentee.
Injured/Unavailable: Keita Goto (knee surgery), Kazuki Saito (knee surgery), Leo Mineiro (knee MCL), Shunnosuke Matsuki (knee surgery), Kaito Abe (groin), Tomoya Fukumoto (foot joint).
Doubtful: Jungo Fujimoto
MATCH PREVIEW MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
Hayato Nakama scored both goals as Fagiano took three points in a 2-1 away win at Renofa Yamaguchi last weekend in J2. After a mid-season of 11 league games with just one defeat Fagiano looked to be heading for the top six and a chance at the play-offs, but, just as last season, their injuries have mounted and perhaps fatigue has gone against them. Currently they are four losses in their last six league games and have slipped away from a top six chance. They sit five points outside the play-off spots and they should not give up just yet.
New loanee from Vissel Kobe, Yuya Nakasaka scored a 92nd-minute goal for Sanga but it was not enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat at Tokushima Vortis last weekend in J2. They had plenty of the game but could not convert chances and then went down to two late goals from Vortis, before pulling one back. They will be disappointed but not down-hearted after the performance and they should be able to bounce right back in this game and stay in touch with 2nd place in J2. After hitting the top of J2 Sanga have gone six league games with just one win but they have not looked as bad as their results would seem and they will be very motivated to get back on track.
Sanga have the players and the experience to take out Fagiano and to ensure that they stay in with a chance of taking that 2nd automatic promotion place after Reysol wrap up the first.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO - LOW
Sanga's recent lesser form may see the concentrate a little more on defence and go for the clean sheet and to take one of their chances created by their talented attack. I don't see many goals in this one.
HEAD TO HEAD
In J2 matches between these two teams last season Fagiano won away and drew at home, while earlier in 2019 we saw a 2-1 home win for Sanga.
Fagiano Okayama VS Kyoto Sanga
Handicap Pick:Kyoto Sanga -0.25