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The J1 League match at Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka on Saturday sees hosts Shonan Bellmare lock horns with Yokohama F. Marinos.
All Shonan Bellmare v Yokohama F. Marinos match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Shonan Bellmare will play in this fixture following on from a 0-0 J1 League drawn match vs Avispa Fukuoka.
In that match, Shonan Bellmare had 47% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Avispa Fukuoka got 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Satoshi Yamaguchi's Shonan Bellmare have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 5 times over their past 6 outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Shonan Bellmare:
- have not won against Yokohama F. Marinos in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 7 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos will come into the meeting following a 2-1 J1 League win in the defeat of Nagoya Grampus in their most recent game.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos managed 64% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Yokohama F. Marinos, the scorers were Élber (35') and Anderson Lopes (86'). Nagoya Grampus got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Shinnosuke Nakatani (24') scored for Nagoya Grampus.
A series of accomplished performances from the Yokohama F. Marinos defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 clashes in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 9.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 31/05/2019 tells us that Shonan Bellmare have won 1 of these & Yokohama F. Marinos 4, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 from Shonan and 10 for Marinos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league fixture between these clubs was J1 League match day 31 on 01/10/2021 which ended up with the score at Shonan Bellmare 0-1 Yokohama F. Marinos.
That day, Shonan Bellmare managed 37% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Yokohama F. Marinos had 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Daizen Maeda (66') was the scorer.
The referee was Yuichi Nishimura.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Ryo Takahashi (Calf Strain) and Takuya Okamoto (Meniscal Injury) will not be able to play for Shonan Bellmare manager Satoshi Yamaguchi. Yusuke Segawa is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In our view, Shonan Bellmare look set to line up in a 3-1-4-2 formation this time with Kosei Tani, Kazuki Oiwa, Koki Tachi, Daiki Sugioka, Takuji Yonemoto, Hirokazu Ishihara, Akimi Barada, Tarik Elyounoussi, Taiga Hata, Wellington and Yuki Ohashi.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Yokohama F. Marinos boss Kevin Muscat does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
It’s our belief that Marinos seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-1-3 lineup, settling for Yohei Takaoka, Ryuta Koike, Shinnosuke Hatanaka, Eduardo, Katsuya Nagato, Joel Chima Fujita, Takuya Kida, Marcos Junior, Kota Mizunuma, Anderson Lopes and Teruhito Nakagawa.
We’re envisaging that Shonan Bellmare might need a bit of good fortune to put one past this Yokohama F. Marinos team who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 0-1 winning margin for Yokohama F. Marinos at the end of this game.
Should be interesting.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka (15,380)
Captain: Kazuki Oiwa
Chairman: Naohito Mizutani
Manager: Satoshi Yamaguchi
Competitions: J1 League position 17, J. League Cup (Group D)
🔑 Star Player: Shuto Machino
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Shuto Machino was born in Japan. Having played his first senior match for Shonan Bellmare in the 2021 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the J1 League 2022 season so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.