The J1 League game at Saitama Stadium 2002 on Wednesday sees home team Urawa Red Diamonds ready themselves for the visit of Yokohama F. Marinos.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Urawa Red Diamonds v Yokohama F. Marinos match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds go into this fixture after a 0-0 J1 League stalemate vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In that match, Urawa Red Diamonds managed 51% possession and 14 shots on goal with 7 on target. On the other side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima got 18 shots at goal with 4 on target.
A common characteristic of more recent Urawa Red Diamonds games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in 6 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've been a loser. That trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
A look at their previous results shows us that Urawa Red Diamonds:
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos go into this meeting following on from a 1-4 J1 League win versus Shonan Bellmare in their previous match.
In that game, Yokohama F. Marinos had 63% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Yokohama F. Marinos, the goals were scored by Kota Mizunuma (14'), Ryuta Koike (20'), Anderson Lopes (59') and Léo Ceará (91'). Shonan Bellmare had 22 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Wellington (83') scored for Shonan Bellmare.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Yokohama F. Marinos have amassed a tally of 13 goals. Yokohama F. Marinos have also scored in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have seen 3 goals go against them.
Coming into this contest, Yokohama F. Marinos have not registered a win against Urawa Red Diamonds in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 05/04/2019 shows us that Urawa Red Diamonds have won 1 of these games & Yokohama F. Marinos 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them from Reds and 16 coming from Marinos. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was J1 League match day 36 on 20/11/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 Yokohama F. Marinos.
On that occasion, Urawa Red Diamonds had 25% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The goalscorers were Atsuki Ito (18') and Tatsuya Tanaka (48').
For their opponents, Yokohama F. Marinos got 18 shots at goal with 4 on target. Léo Ceará (85') scored.
The referee was Ryuji Sato.
Team News: Urawa Red Diamonds
Ayumu Ohata (Fractured Eye Socket), Hiroki Sakai (Metatarsal Fracture) and Tomoya Inukai (Fractured Kneecap) are unavailable for Urawa Red Diamonds gaffer Ricardo Rodríguez.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
With a fully healthy group to choose from, the Yokohama F. Marinos boss Kevin Muscat has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
Our assessment is that Yokohama F. Marinos and Urawa Red Diamonds may well end up cancelling each other out here.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore anticipating a score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Urawa Red Diamonds
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002 (62,010)
Captain: Shūsaku Nishikawa
Chairman: Yoichi Tachibana
Manager: Ricardo Rodríguez
Competitions: J1 League position 14, AFC Champions League (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Player: David Moberg Karlsson
Usually taking to the field in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, David Moberg Karlsson was born in Marlestad, Sweden. After having played his first senior match for IFK Göteborg in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this J1 League 2022 season so far from a total of 6 appearances.