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The J1 League meeting at Paloma Mizuho Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Nagoya Grampus go into battle with opponents Yokohama F. Marinos.
Our Nagoya Grampus v Yokohama F. Marinos tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Nagoya Grampus are hoping to win again after their last result, a 4-2 AFC Champions League triumph versus Daegu FC.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that quality has been evident in the Nagoya Grampus backline. Nagoya Grampus have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six outings standing at 3. In any event, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will be sustained in this next game or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that Nagoya Grampus:
- haven't beaten Yokohama F. Marinos in their previous 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos go into this match after a 1-3 J1 League win in the defeat of Sanfrecce Hiroshima in their previous outing.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos had 66% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Yokohama F. Marinos, the scorers were Daizen Maeda (36'), Yuki Saneto (45') and Léo Ceará (60'). On the other side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima had 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Douglas Vieira (8') scored for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Illustrating their partiality to high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the prior 6 matches in which Yokohama F. Marinos have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.83 goals for each clash. Opposing teams have managed 4 of these goals.
Ahead of this meeting, Yokohama F. Marinos haven't been defeated in their previous 7 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 15/08/2018 tells us that Nagoya Grampus have won 2 of them & Yokohama F. Marinos 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 19 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from N. Grampus and 12 coming from Marinos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league game between these sides was J1 League match day 29 on 12/08/2021 when it finished Yokohama F. Marinos 2-0 Nagoya Grampus.
That time, Yokohama F. Marinos managed 61% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Kenyu Sugimoto (13') and Marcos Júnior (33').
On the other side, Nagoya Grampus got 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Ryuji Sato.
Team News: Nagoya Grampus
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Nagoya Grampus manager Massimo Ficcadenti to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Yuichi Maruyama (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos boss Kevin Muscat has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Shunsuke Hirai (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Tendonitis) can’t be considered.
In our view, Nagoya Grampus will have a tough ask to breach the defence of this Yokohama F. Marinos outfit who we reckon will get the vital goal that wins it.
Therefore, we predict a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for Yokohama F. Marinos at the conclusion of the game.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Paloma Mizuho Stadium (20,223)
Captain: Yuichi Maruyama
Chairman: Koki Kinishi
Manager: Massimo Ficcadenti
Competitions: J1 League position 4, AFC Champions League (Round of 16)
🔑 Star Man: Sho Inagaki
Normally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Sho Inagaki was born in Tokyo, Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Ventforet Kofu in the 2014 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in the J1 League 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 28 appearances.