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The J1 League fixture at Nissan Stadium on Wednesday sees home side Yokohama F. Marinos up against Shimizu S-Pulse.
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Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-2 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Cerezo Osaka.
The only player to score from Yokohama F. Marinos was Erik (52'). Hiroshi Kiyotake (58') and Toshiyuki Takagi (86') scored for Cerezo Osaka.
Marinos have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Marinos have seen their goal breached in 6 of them while also scoring in 6 of those games. That being said, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend might continue on in this game.
Going into this contest, Yokohama F. Marinos are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Kashima Antlers in J1 League action, Shimizu S-Pulse and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only scorer from Shimizu S-Pulse was Teerasil Dangda (79'). Everaldo Stum (29') and Shoma Doi (32') scored for Kashima Antlers.
A succession of somewhat shaky displays from the Shimizu S-Pulse defensive unit has resulted in a total of 20 goals being leaked by them in only their past six fixtures. They certainly could do with sorting out this sub-par part of their game.
Pre-game facts show that Shimizu S-Pulse:
- have not lost to Yokohama F. Marinos in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 10 league matches. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 29/07/2017 shows that Yokohama F. Marinos have won 2 of these games & Shimizu S-Pulse 3, with the number of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 from Marinos and 11 being from Shimizu. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was J1 League match day 11 on 19/08/2020 and the score finished Shimizu S-Pulse 3-4 Yokohama F. Marinos.
The match was refereed by Koei Koya.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos manager Ange Postecoglou has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this game with a completely healthy squad available for selection. Makito Ito will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu manager Peter Cklamovski has not got a full squad to pick from. Hideki Ishige (Hamstring Injury) and Naoya Fukumori (Ankle Surgery) will not be playing here.
Yokohama F. Marinos have it within them to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
In contrast, Shimizu S-Pulse might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be converting at least once here, too.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Yokohama F. Marinos at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Yokohama F. Marinos
Stadium: Nissan Stadium (72,013)
Captain: Takuya Kida
Chairman: Ryōji Kurosawa
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: J1 League position 10, AFC Champions League (Group H)
⭐ Star Player: Júnior Santos
Generally playing in the Striker position, Júnior Santos was born in Conceição do Jacuípe, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Fortaleza in the 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 6 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season so far from a total of 9 appearances.