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Consadole Sapporo will visit Nissan Stadium on Saturday for the J1 League clash with home side Yokohama F. Marinos.
Our tips, poll and stats for Yokohama F. Marinos v Consadole Sapporo can all be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-1 J1 League triumph against Shonan Bellmare.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos had 63% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Yokohama F. Marinos was Daizen Maeda (66'). Shonan Bellmare got 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Kevin Muscat's Yokohama F. Marinos have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 11 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.83.
Going into this encounter, Yokohama F. Marinos haven't lost in the league to Consadole Sapporo in their last 2 matches.
Consadole Sapporo will go into this clash after a 1-5 J1 League win over Gamba Osaka in their previous fixture.
In that match, Consadole Sapporo managed 48% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. For Consadole Sapporo, the scorers were Yoshiaki Komai (5'), Lucas Fernandes (32'), Tomoki Takamine (40'), Takuro Kaneko (47') and Douglas (88'). Gamba Osaka had 17 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Patric (65') was the scorer for Gamba Osaka.
The numbers tell their own story, and Consadole Sapporo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 9 goals overall. Defensively, Consadole Sapporo have not been doing too well. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this game, of course.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 05/10/2018 tells us that Yokohama F. Marinos have won 4 of these and Consadole Sapporo 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per meeting.
The last league meeting between these clubs was J1 League match day 10 on 16/04/2021 and the score finished Consadole Sapporo 1-3 Yokohama F. Marinos.
That day, Consadole Sapporo managed 42% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorer was Anderson Lopes (47').
For their opponents, Yokohama F. Marinos got 12 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Ado Onaiwu (80'), Daizen Maeda (82') and Élber (99') scored.
The referee was Ryo Tanimoto.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Shunsuke Hirai (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Tendonitis) won’t be available for Yokohama F. Marinos boss Kevin Muscat.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Consadole Sapporo manager Mihailo Petrović has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We’re of the view that Consadole Sapporo have it within them to score against this Yokohama F. Marinos lineup, however that might not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 win for Yokohama F. Marinos when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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: Kevin Muscat
Competitions: J1 League position 2
🔑 Star Man: Daizen Maeda
Typically played in the Striker position, Daizen Maeda was born in Osaka, Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Matsumoto Yamaga in the 2016 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 17 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season so far from a total of 29 appearances.