Kashiwa Reysol vs Yokohama FMJapan J1 League, KO: 11:00 Jul 3, 2021, SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium
Yokohama FM are seeking their fifth straight J1-League victory as they travel to the SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium for a clash against Kashiwa Reysol. They are looking to close the gap on leaders Kawasaki Frontale and should be too strong for an out of sorts Kashiwa side.
Kashiwa Reysol are coming off a 4-2 victory at Shonan Bellmare in their previous J1-League fixture. They came from behind to win thanks to efforts from Takuma Ominami, Cristiano and a brace from Pedro Raul.
It was a much-needed victory for Kashiwa as it ended a run of eight consecutive J1-League matches without a win. They have suffered seven defeats in that run and are just one point above the relegation zone on the table.
There have been no home comforts for Nelsinho Baptista’s team in recent weeks as they have lost their last four fixtures at the SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium. Defending has also been an issue for Kashiwa with 10 goals conceded in that run.
Yokohama earned a hard fought 1-0 victory over Tokushima Vortis last time out in the J1-League. Takeru Kishimoto’s first half own goal proved to be the difference as they held on for the win.
Marinos continue to thrive under caretaker manager Hideki Matsunaga and head into Saturday’s clash with eight wins from their last 10 J1-League matches. Their target is to close the gap on leaders Kawasaki Frontale as they sit second on the table, 15 points off the pace having played three games less.
Yokohama have a fine record on the road with four wins from their last five away matches. They also try to keep things tight at the back on their travels and have kept three clean sheets in three of their last four away matches in the J1-League.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have Yokohama as favourites with an away win priced at 5/6 by Vbet. A victory for Kashiwa Reysol is valued at 3/1 with bet365 while Vbet is offering odds of 37/13 for a draw.
Head to head
Kashiwa Reysol have an 18-13 advantage with 10 draws from 41 previous matches against Yokohama FM. The reverse fixture ended 1-1 while Marinos claimed a 3-1 victory on their last visit to the SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium.
Players to watch
Strikers Daizen Maeda and Ado Onaiwu carry the attacking threat for Yokohama and have combined for 19 goals this season. Both men have a good understanding up front and should ensure Marinos score over 1.5 goals at 4/6 with Betfred.
Yokohama’s recent form has been driven by a solid backline that has kept clean sheets in three of their last four away matches. Thiago Martins and Shinnosuke Hatanaka often partner in central defence and will be hopeful of guiding the team to another clean sheet at 9/4 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Yokohama FM are likely to keep a clean sheet and could be backed to earn a win to nil at 14/5 with BoyleSport. A -1 handicap could also be considered at 21/20 with Paddy Power.
Given Yokohama’s fine defensive record on the road, Kashiwa could be tipped to not score at 2/1 with William Hill. Having led at the break in their last fixture, Marinos could also be backed to earn a halftime win at 11/8 with BoyleSport.
This Japan J1 League match between Kashiwa Reysol and Yokohama FM will be played on Jul 3, 2021 and kick off at 11:00. Check below for our tipsters best Kashiwa Reysol vs Yokohama FM prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.