Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The J1 League meeting at Showa Oita Bank Dome on Sunday sees home team Oita Trinita locking horns with Yokohama FC.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Oita Trinita v Yokohama FC (inc. the best betting odds).
Oita Trinita will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-3 J1 League success versus FC Tokyo.
For Oita Trinita, the goalscorers were Rei Matsumoto (53'), Tatsuya Tanaka (82') and Naoki Nomura (86'). Leandro (61') was the scorer for FC Tokyo.
Tomohiro Katanosaka's Oita Trinita have hit the back of the net a sum total of 9 times over their preceding 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that Oita Trinita:
- have not beaten Yokohama FC in their last 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Yokohama FC will go into this clash following on from a 3-2 J1 League win as they beat Nagoya Grampus in their previous match.
For Yokohama FC, goals were scored by Kosuke Saito (19'), Taakaki Shichi (22') and Yuji Senuma (78'). Yutaka Yoshida (12') and Mateus (73') scored for Nagoya Grampus.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Yokohama FC, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per game in that time is 3.33, with the average number of goals for Yokohama being 1.5. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Yokohama FC:
- have not beaten Oita Trinita when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Not good.
- have not been beaten by Oita Trinita when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 09/05/2015 tells us that Oita Trinita have won 1 of them & Yokohama FC 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 of them for Oita and 9 for Yokohama. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match between these sides was J2 League match day 40 on 04/11/2018 which ended up with the score at Yokohama FC 3-1 Oita Trinita.
The referee was Yoshiro Imamura.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Oita Trinita manager Tomohiro Katanosaka has zero fitness worries at all coming into this game with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Yokohama FC
Out of a mainly available group of players, there is just a single fitness worry for the Yokohama FC gaffer Takahiro Shimotaira to contend with. Eijiro Takeda (Meniscus Damage) won’t be in action.
Our thinking is that Yokohama FC will have their work cut out to find the net against this Oita Trinita outfit who we think might well do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for Oita Trinita when the full-time whistle blows.
It should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Showa Oita Bank Dome (31,997)
Captain: Yoshinori Suzuki
Chairman: Toru Enoki
Manager: Tomohiro Katanosaka
Competitions: J1 League position 13
🔑 Star Player: Tatsuya Tanaka
Regularly taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Tatsuya Tanaka was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Roasso Kumamoto in the 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 15 appearances.