Kashiwa Reysol are set to play Yokohama FC on Sunday at the Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium on Sunday in the J1 League.
Kashiwa Reysol come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Dani Poyatos' Tokushima Vortis in the league. A first-half goal from attacker Yusuke Segawa ensured victory for Nelsinho Baptista's Kashiwa Reysol.
Yokohama FC, on the other hand, beat ten-man Gamba Osaka 3-1 in the league. Goals from Brazilian midfielder Arthur Silva, attacker Felipe Vizeu and young midfielder Reo Yasunaga sealed the deal for Tomonobu Hayakawa's Yokohama FC. Striker Yuji Ono scored the consolation goal for Gamba Osaka, who had defender Yota Sato sent off.
Kashiwa Reysol vs Yokohama FC Head-to-Head
In 10 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Kashiwa Reysol hold the advantage. They have won four games, lost two and drawn four.
The two clubs last faced each other earlier this year in the group stage of the J League Cup, with Yokohama FC beating Kashiwa Reysol 2-0. Second-half goals from forward Ryo Germain and defender Katsuya Iwatake secured the win for Yokohama FC.
Kashiwa Reysol form guide in J1 League: W-L-D-W-W
Yokohama FC form guide in J1 League: W-L-D-W-W
Kashiwa Reysol vs Yokohama FC Team News
Kashiwa Reysol will be without veteran midfielder Hidekazu Otani. Other than that there are no known issues and manager Nelsinho Baptista is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Injured: Hidekazu Otani
Meanwhile, Yokohama FC manager Tomonobu Hayakawa will be unable to call upon the services of forward Kosuke Saito.
Injured: Kosuke Saito
Kashiwa Reysol vs Yokohama FC Predicted XI
Kashiwa Reysol Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Kim Seung-gyu, Yuta Someya, Takumi Kamijima, Taiyo Koga, Naoki Kawaguchi, Richardson, Sachiro Toshima, Hiromu Mitsumaru, Cristiano da Silva, Yusuke Segawa, Mao Hosoya
Yokohama FC Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Svend Brodersen, Masahiko Inoha, Han Ho-gang, Gabriel, Maguinho, Arthur Silva, Reo Yasunaga, Yuya Takagi, Tatsuki Seko, Yusuke Matsuo, Kazuma Watanabe
Kashiwa Reysol vs Yokohama FC Prediction
Kashiwa Reysol are currently 14th in the league table, and have won three of their last five league games. A few poor performances could cause problems, and Kashiwa Reysol will be keen to avoid that.
Yokohama FC, like Kashiwa Reysol, have won three of their last five games. Unlike Kashiwa Reysol, they are 19th in the league table, six points behind 16th-placed Shimizu S-Pulse. Yokohama FC are finding some form, and a good result against Kashiwa Reysol will help them.
A draw seems to be on the cards.
Prediction: Kashiwa Reysol 1-1 Yokohama FC
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