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Yokohama FC play host to away side Shonan Bellmare at NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium in the J1 League meeting on Saturday.
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Yokohama FC, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-3 J1 League victory over Sagan Tosu.
In that match, Yokohama FC managed 30% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Yokohama FC, the goals were scored by Yuri Lara (10'), Caprini (45') and Tomoki Kondo (89'). On the other side, Sagan Tosu had 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Yuki Horigome (14') scored for Sagan Tosu.
Yokohama FC have been conceding pretty frequently of late, although they’ve also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Looking at their last 6 games, Yokohama FC have conceded in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those matches. That sort of trend might not follow through into this match, though.
Coming into this fixture, Yokohama FC have not beaten Shonan Bellmare in their previous 2 league matches.
Shonan Bellmare will go into this clash following on from a 2-1 J1 League win versus Nagoya Grampus in their previous game.
In that game, Shonan Bellmare managed 33% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Shonan Bellmare was Yuki Ohashi (15', 23'). For their opponents, Nagoya Grampus got 24 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Tojiro Kubo (63') scored for Nagoya Grampus.
For 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Shonan Bellmare, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for Shonan being 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Shonan Bellmare:
- have not won against Yokohama FC when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 02/09/2017, there has been little between the sides with Yokohama FC winning 2 of those games, Shonan Bellmare 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 11 for Yokohama and 9 created by Shonan. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league contest between these clubs was J1 League match day 2 on 24/02/2023 when it ended Shonan Bellmare 2-2 Yokohama FC.
On that occasion, Shonan Bellmare had 40% possession and 22 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Shuto Machino (17').
Yokohama FC had 18 shots at goal with 7 on target. Koki Ogawa (1', 83') and Takuya Wada (23' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Hayato Shimizu.
Team News: Yokohama FC
Gabriel (Cruciate ligament injury), Taiga Nishiyama (Broken jaw) and Takuya Wada (Broken foot) will be missing for Yokohama FC boss Shuhei Yomoda.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Shonan Bellmare manager Satoshi Yamaguchi has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sere Matsumura (Meniscus injury), Daiki Tomii (Lumbar vertebra fracture), Tarik Elyounoussi (Torn thigh muscle), Akira Silvano Disaro (Groin injury) and Kosuke Onose (Hamstring injury) will not be playing here.
In our opinion, Shonan Bellmare and Yokohama FC should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium (15,444)
Captain: Gabriel Costa França
Chairman: Ryo Kimura
Manager: Shuhei Yomoda
Competitions: J1 League position 18
⭐ Key Player: Shion Inoue
Usually taking up the Right Wing position, Shion Inoue was born in Kanagawa, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Tokyo Verdy in the 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this J1 League 2023 campaign to date from a total of 32 appearances.