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Yokohama F. Marinos will visit EDION Stadium Hiroshima on Saturday for the J1 League meeting with hosts Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Our Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Yokohama F. Marinos predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 J1 League stalemate against Vissel Kobe.
In that match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima managed 38% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Sanfrecce Hiroshima was Shunki Higashi (66'). Vissel Kobe had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Daiju Sasaki (72') was the scorer for Vissel Kobe.
It’s not been often in recent games that Sanfrecce Hiroshima haven’t conceded. In fact, Sanfrecce Hiroshima have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 6 goals along the way. That aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern will continue on in this upcoming game.
Pre-game facts show that Sanfrecce Hiroshima:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Yokohama F. Marinos in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Yokohama F. Marinos
After being beaten in their last game against Kashima Antlers in J1 League competition, Yokohama F. Marinos and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos had 73% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Kashima Antlers had 4 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Ryotaro Araki (15') and Ayase Ueda (30') scored for Kashima Antlers.
The attacking players from Yokohama F. Marinos have enjoyed getting themselves an absolute glut of goals in their past six encounters (18 to be precise). That works out as an enviable average of 3 goals scored per game for this period of time.
Going into this one, Yokohama F. Marinos are undefeated in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 01/08/2018 tells us that Sanfrecce Hiroshima have won 2 of these & Yokohama F. Marinos 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between these clubs was J1 League match day 2 on 07/03/2021 when it finished Yokohama F. Marinos 3-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
The match was refereed by Yoshiro Imamura.
Team News: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Ryo Nagai (Ankle Surgery) and Shun Ayukawa (Metatarsal Fracture) are not available for Sanfrecce Hiroshima boss Hiroshi Jofuku. Rhayner cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos boss Kevin Muscat has some current player fitness concerns. Shunsuke Hirai (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Tendonitis) are those who can’t be considered.
Here, we’re thinking that Sanfrecce Hiroshima will need to put in a solid display to score goals against this Yokohama F. Marinos lineup who we think will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Yokohama F. Marinos at the end of the match.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: EDION Stadium Hiroshima (35,909)
Captain: Sho Sasaki
Chairman: Shingo Senda
Manager: Hiroshi Jofuku
Competitions: J1 League position 10
🔑 Key Player: Júnior Santos
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Júnior Santos was born in Conceição do Jacuípe, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Fortaleza in the 2019 season, the talented Forward has scored 7 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.