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The J1 League fixture at Yurtec Stadium Sendai on Saturday sees home team Vegalta Sendai lock horns with opponents Yokohama F. Marinos.
Our Vegalta Sendai v Yokohama F. Marinos predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Vegalta Sendai will be hoping to bounce back here after the 5-1 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Kashiwa Reysol.
The only name on the scoresheet from Vegalta Sendai was Takuma Nishimura (48'). Hayato Nakama (20'), Michael Olunga (40', 58', 73') and Yusuke Segawa (86') scored for Kashiwa Reysol.
Vegalta have been conceding pretty frequently recently, but they have also managed to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Vegalta have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however.
Pre-game facts show that Vegalta Sendai:
- have not registered a win against Yokohama F. Marinos in their last 7 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Yokohama F. Marinos
After a losing effort in their last game against Consadole Sapporo in J1 League competition, Yokohama F. Marinos will be aiming to make amends here.
The only scorer from Yokohama F. Marinos was Jun Amano (15'). Yoshiaki Komai (16'), Takuma Arano (18') and Takuro Kaneko (89') scored for Consadole Sapporo.
Proving their partiality to high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the last 6 matches in which Yokohama F. Marinos have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.83 goals per fixture. Their opponents have got 12 of those goals.
A look at their previous results shows us that Yokohama F. Marinos:
- have not lost to Vegalta Sendai when they've played them away from home in the last 11 league matches. A highly impressive record on the road against them.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 20/05/2017 shows that Vegalta Sendai have won 0 of these games & Yokohama F. Marinos 3, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 28 overall which averages out at 4.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 27 on 28/09/2019 when it finished Vegalta Sendai 1-1 Yokohama F. Marinos.
The referee was Yudai Yamamoto.
Team News: Vegalta Sendai
Isaac Cuenca (Knee Surgery), Yoshiki Matsushita (Foot Injury) and Simão (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) are not available for Vegalta boss Takashi Kiyama.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama FM boss Ange Postecoglou has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Il-kyu Park (Hand fracture) and Yuki Saneto (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
Our thinking is that Vegalta Sendai certainly have the ability to score against this Yokohama F. Marinos team, although just one goal is unlikely to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a narrow 1-2 win for Yokohama F. Marinos when the referee blows the final whistle. We’ll have to see what happens.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai (19,694)
Captain: Simão Mate
Chairman: Shuitsu Kikuchi
Manager: Takashi Kiyama
Competitions: J1 League position 13
⭐ Star Player: Ryo Germain
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Ryo Germain was born in Kanagawa, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Vegalta Sendai in the 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.