Yokoyama F. Marinos vs Shonan Bellmare Preview
Shonan Bellmare is currently anchored at the bottom of the J1 League table and has struggled to cope with the rigors of the top flight this season. The visiting side suffered a damaging 4-1 loss to the Urawa Red Diamonds last week and will need to bounce back in this game.
Yokohama F. Marinos, meanwhile, is currently at the top of the standings and has been in exceptional form this season. The league leaders beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima to a narrow 1-0 win in their previous fixture and will be looking to step it up a notch this weekend.
Yokoyama F. Marinos vs Shonan Bellmare Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Yokohama F. Marinos has an impressive recent record against Shonan Bellmare and has won 15 of the last 23 games played between the two teams, as opposed to Shonan Bellmare’s four wins.
- Shonan Bellmare has scored 24 goals in his 18 Ligue J1 appearances so far – the highest tally in the bottom seven of the league table.
- Shonan Bellmare is winless in his last 16 games in all competitions, with his previous win coming by a 3-0 margin against Shimizu S-Pulse in a J League Cup game in April this year.
- Yokohama F. Marinos have won each of their last six matches in all competitions and scored a total of 18 goals in that span – their previous defeat came by a 3-2 margin at the hands of Consadole Sapporo in a J League Cup match in May this year.
Yokoyama F. Marinos vs Shonan Bellmare Prediction
Yokohama F. Marinos have been the most consistent team in the J1 League this season and are the favorites to win the league title. The hosts have excelled in recent weeks and will look to extend their winning streak.
Shonan Bellmare has been in abysmal form this season and can’t afford another poor result on Saturday. Yokohama F. Marinos is the best team right now and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Yokohama F. Marinos 4-1 Shonan Bellmare
Yokoyama F. Marinos vs Shonan Bellmare Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Yokohama F. Marinos
Tip 2: Game to have more than 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Shonan Bellmare will score first – Yes
Tip 4: Takuma Nishimura scores – Yes