Yokohama FC vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 10:00 UK/ 11:00 CET
Venue: Mitsuzawa Stadium (Yokohama).
The promoted side is trying to find their form in the top-tier and is struggling to do so. Sanfrecce Hiroshima will not be the visitors that the host might expect at this point in the league.
Yokohama FC vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima Match preview
Yokohama is on a three-game losing streak in their schedule, following a 0-2 loss at home against Urawa Red Diamonds in the last league clash.
They have only one win in the campaign this season so far. Besides, the host is winless at home in the past five matches, including two losses in the schedule this season.
In the meantime, Hiroshima is at a better form on the road with just one loss in their three fixtures on the road this season.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima couldn’t keep up their three-game winning streak at the start of the season. They are unbeaten in the last four league clashes and will visit after a 1-0 loss on the road against G-Osaka.
Yokohama FC vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima Head-to-head (h2h)
- In their most recent encounter in February 2020, Yokohama FC hosted Hiroshima in YBC Levian Cup. The Sanfre won the match with a 0-2 score on the board.
- It was their only meetings in the last ten years. Since 2003, the teams have met 12 times in which Yokohama has 2 wins and Sanfrecce has 8 wins. Only one match has ended in a draw.
- The teams have combined to score an average of 2.5 goals in that period. The Fulie has averaged only 0.8 goals, while the Sanfre contingents have an average of 1.7 goals.
- The Sanfre has been unbeaten in their last five meetings since 2007 and the host has been winless for the past four fixtures at home in their records.
Yokohama FC vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima Prediction
Yokohama FC is a promoted side in the mix and Hiroshima finished the previous league season at the sixth spot in the table, thus promising a better performance in the clash than the host.
The host doesn’t enjoy the home ground advantage and has been unsuccessful against the Sanfre for the past five h2h meetings overall. So, the visitors have a slight edge over the home team in the game.
Yokohama FC vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima Betting tips
- Under 3 goals @ 1.53 odd.
Draw no bet – Sanfrecce Hiroshima @ 1.38 odd.