Yokohama F.Marinos vs Matsumoto Yamaga
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 10:00 UK/ 11:00 CET
Venue: Nissan Stadium (Yokohama).
Both teams faced losses in their respective last games, but their apparent position in league standings make the effects different. Yokohama is in the fourth spot with 27 points and is just one short of taking the runner-up spot.
The peculiarity of their game-play has been their inability to put a stop to goal-conceding. Despite such a higher-tier placement, they have let in the same number of goals as the dead-last Sagan Tosu.
Yamaga, meanwhile, is struggling to avoid the tag of the relegation-battlers. They have managed an average of almost one point per tie and is probably one loss away from getting into the exit-mix.
They were unable to take advantage of their home status the last day, against Vegalta. A 36th-minute goal gave the loss to the hosts.
Yokohama Marinos vs Matsumoto Yamaga Head-to-head (h2h)
- Yokohama holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Yamaga has never scored in an h2h encounter.
- The combined scoreline for the last three matches is 7-0, in favor of Yokohama.
- Except for a single tie, Marinos have scored three or more goals in all of their ties.
Yokohama Marinos vs Matsumoto Yamaga Prediction
Marinos won seven of their last ten matches and was unbeaten in 11 of their last 15. At home, they are on a four-game winning streak, and on a ten-tie unbeaten run. They have scored four or more goals in the last two such games and found the back of the net in 21 of their last 23.
Yamaga, on the other hand, was winless in nine of their last ten fixtures, and in seven of their last eight on the road. They failed to score in three of their last four road trips and faced a 5-0 loss in the one before the last away tie.
Importantly, h2h games put Yokohama as a strong favorite. They have not yet lost a single game, and in fact, if not for a single goalless draw in 2015, the Marinos would have boasted of a 100% winning record. Impressively, they have never conceded a goal against this opponent.
Going on, the combined scoreline of the last three h2h match-ups is 7-0. Finally, the home advantage, plus, the top-tier standing of Yokohama puts the odds in their favor.
Yokohama Marinos vs Matsumoto Yamaga Betting Tips
Yokohama F.Marinos to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.44 (4/9).