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Yokohama F. Marinos host guests Albirex Niigata at Nissan Stadium in the J1 League match on Friday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Yokohama F. Marinos v Albirex Niigata are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-0 J1 League triumph vs Cerezo Osaka.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos had 45% possession and 20 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Yokohama F. Marinos, goals were scored by Yan Matheus (41') and Élber (45'). Cerezo Osaka got 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Their latest results highlight the fact that things are going according to plan in the Yokohama F. Marinos defence. Yokohama F. Marinos have been miserly, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six matches standing at 4. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Yokohama F. Marinos are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Albirex Niigata drew 0-0 in the J1 League match with FC Tokyo.
In that match, Albirex Niigata managed 60% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. At the other end, FC Tokyo got 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Rikizo Matsuhashi's Albirex Niigata have converted 9 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes equals 5.
Pre-game facts show that Albirex Niigata:
- have left without a victory over Yokohama F. Marinos when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not good.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 12/09/2015 tells us that Yokohama F. Marinos have won 3 of these and Albirex Niigata 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
An aggregate of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 for Marinos and 6 coming from Albirex. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league encounter between these sides was J1 League match day 13 on 14/05/2023 when the final score was Albirex Niigata 2-1 Yokohama F. Marinos.
That day, Albirex Niigata managed 47% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Ryotaro Ito (57') and Shunsuke Mito (67').
Yokohama F. Marinos got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Joel Chima Fujita (45') scored.
The referee was Koichiro Fukushima.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Ryuta Koike (Broken kneecap), Yuta Koike (Cruciate ligament tear), Hijiri Kato (Hamstring injury), Katsuya Nagato (Hamstring injury) and Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Cruciate ligament injury) won’t be able to feature for Yokohama F. Marinos gaffer Kevin Muscat.
Team News: Albirex Niigata
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the Albirex Niigata boss Rikizo Matsuhashi doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
We’re of the view that Albirex Niigata have it in them to find the net against this Yokohama F. Marinos team, although it probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Yokohama F. Marinos at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Yokohama F. Marinos
Stadium: Nissan Stadium (71,822)
Captain: Takuya Kida
Chairman: Takayuki Hata
Manager: Kevin Muscat
Competitions: J1 League position 2, AFC Champions League (Group G)
🔑 Star Man: Anderson Lopes
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Anderson Lopes was born in Recife, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Avaí in the 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 21 league goals in the J1 League 2023 campaign to date from a total of 32 appearances.