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Yokohama F. Marinos will host the visiting Cerezo Osaka at Nissan Stadium in the J1 League clash on Tuesday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Yokohama F. Marinos v Cerezo Osaka are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos prepare for this game following a 1-1 J1 League draw against Shonan Bellmare.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos managed 68% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Yokohama F. Marinos was Élber (65'). Shonan Bellmare got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Naoki Yamada (75') was the scorer for Shonan Bellmare.
In their preceding 6 games, Ange Postecoglou's Yokohama F. Marinos have celebrated scoring a total of 11 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Their past results show that Yokohama F. Marinos:
- haven't won against Cerezo Osaka in their previous 14 league games. That has got to hurt.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 home league matches.
Cerezo Osaka head into the clash following a 1-0 J1 League win in the defeat of Sagan Tosu in their last match.
In that game, Cerezo Osaka had 41% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Cerezo Osaka was Hiroaki Okuno (46'). For their opponents, Sagan Tosu got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Lévir Culpi's Cerezo Osaka have turned their attacks into goals 10 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 5.
Leading up to this clash, Cerezo Osaka:
- haven't been defeated by Yokohama F. Marinos in away games against them for the last 7 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings going back to 25/02/2018 shows that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Yokohama F. Marinos. They have not been able to get any wins whatsoever whereas Cerezo Osaka have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 83% of those games played.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 from Marinos and 14 created by Sakura. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league game featuring the two was J1 League match day 23 on 17/10/2020 when it finished Cerezo Osaka 4-1 Yokohama F. Marinos.
The match was refereed by Yudai Yamamoto.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Yokohama F. Marinos gaffer Ange Postecoglou to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Theerathon Bunmathan (Torn Muscle Fibre) misses out.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
Cerezo manager Lévir Culpi has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Hirotaka Tameda (Impingement syndrome), Riki Harakawa (Torn Muscle Fibre), Toshiyuki Takagi (Torn Muscle Fibre), Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Koji Toriumi (Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury) miss out here.
We feel that in this game, Yokohama F. Marinos can and should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Cerezo Osaka are also probably going to find it difficult to break down their defence but we can see them scoring here.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 3-1 margin for Yokohama F. Marinos at full-time.
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 (72,013)
Captain: Takuya Kida
Chairman: Ryōji Kurosawa
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: J1 League position 8
🔑 Star Man: Daizen Maeda
Normally playing in the Striker position, Daizen Maeda was born in Osaka, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Matsumoto Yamaga in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season so far from a total of 6 appearances.