Vegalta Sendai vs Yokohama F. Marinos
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 10:00 UK/ 11:00 CET
Venue: Yurtec Stadium Sendai (Sendai).
The reigning champions have lost their foot in the league this season. It will be right up to their ally to make a comeback, and visiting Vegalta Sendai will be their best shot at making another three points.
Vegalta Sendai had only one win in their seven league appearances this season. They are on a five-game winless streak in the campaign, following a 5-1 loss on the road against Kashiwa last time out.
Their 0-1 win on the road was the only game that didn’t see both teams score in the campaign. And at home, they have won none of the three fixtures until now.
In the meantime, Yokohama is also coming on the back of a three-game winless trend in their away games this season in the league.
The Marinos had 4 losses in their 7 league clashes until now, and two of them were at home. They have kept only two clean sheets in the season so far.
They will visit after a 3-1 loss on the road against Sapporo last time out in the league.
Vegalta Sendai vs Yokohama F. Marinos Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their most recent encounter was in September 2019. Vegalta played Yokohama in a J1 League game, and the teams shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
- Since 2010, the teams have met 25 times in all major competitions. Both teams have 8 wins each in their record, and nine clashes ended in a draw.
- In the last decade, there has been an average of 2.76 goals (69 goals). Sendai has slotted in an average of 1.28 goals and the Marinos have scored an average of 1.48 goals.
- The visitor has been unbeaten in their recent three overall meetings, while the host has been winless at home for the past two clashes in the J1 League.
Vegalta Sendai vs Yokohama F. Marinos Prediction
Vegalta’s poor form in the campaign strikes off their use of home ground advantage in the match. Their winless run in the league also puts them off for the chance in the game.
Yokohama has lost in their last two visits in the league, but their h2h history has shown that they had a better run against Sendai in recent times.
As such, the draw no bet over Yokohama with 1.44 odds will be the best choice for the punters.
Despite their results, the recent five fixtures of the host have seen both teams score. Even in their h2h clashes with the Marinos, the last six clashes have seen both teams score.
At 1.44 odds, the tip for BTTS and over 2.5 goals will probably be the best bets from the goals area.
Vegalta Sendai vs Yokohama F. Marinos Betting tips
Draw no bet: Yokohama F. Marinos @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.44 (4/9).
Alternate bet: Yokohama F. Marinos to win @ 1.90 (9/10).