Yokohama F. Marinos are back in action with another important J1 League fixture as they take on Kashiwa Reysol at the Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 25. Both teams have been impressive this season and will want to win the game.
Kashiwa Reysol, who are currently fourth in the J1 League standings, beat Tokushima Vortis by a 2-1 margin in the Emperor's Cup earlier this week and will look to achieve a similar result on Saturday.
Yokohama F. Marinos, on the other hand, are at the top of the league table at the moment. They crashed out of the Emperor's Cup in their previous game and will look to make amends this weekend.
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Kashiwa Reysol Head-to-Head
Kashiwa Reysol have a surprisingly impressive record against Yokohama F. Marinos, having won 17 out of the 39 matches played between the two teams. Yokohama F. Marinos have managed 12 victories against Kashiwa Reysol and can trouble their opponents on Saturday.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in February this year and ended in a 3-1 victory for Kashiwa Reysol. Yokohama F. Marinos finished the game with 10 men.
Yokohama F. Marinos form guide in the J1 League: W-W-W-L-D
Kashiwa Reysol form guide in the J1 League: W-W-W-D-L
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Kashiwa Reysol Team News
Yokohama F. Marinos
Anderson Lopes is serving a six-game suspension at the moment and will not be included in the squad. Takuya Kida and Ryuta Koike are recuperating from injuries and have been ruled out of the fixture.
Injured: Takuya Kida, Ryuta Koike
Suspended: Anderson Lopes
Douglas remains an injury concern for Kashiwa Reysol and will not feature on Saturday. Emerson Santos is facing issues with his work permit and Keiya Shiihashi is set to serve a yellow-card suspension this weekend.
Suspended: Keiya Shiihashi
Unavailable: Emerson Santos
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Kashiwa Reysol Predicted XI
Yokohama F. Marinos Predicted XI (4-3-3): Yohei Takaoka; Katsuya Nagato, Ryotaro Tsunoda, Shinnosuke Hatanaka, Ken Matsubara; Takuma Nishimura, Tomoki Iwata, Kota Watanabe; Elber, Kota Mizunuma, Leonardo de Sousa Pereira.
Kashiwa Reysol Predicted XI (3-5-2): Kenta Matsumoto; Yuji Takahashi, Takumi Kamijima, Taiyo Koga; Takuma Ominami, Hiromu Mitsumaru, Masatoshi Mihara, Matheus Savio, Sachiro Toshima; Kaito Mori, Tomoya Koyamatsu.
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Kashiwa Reysol Prediction
Yokohama F. Marinos have been in impressive form this season and will look to maintain their position at the top of the table. They missed out on the league title last year, but will be eager to go the distance this time around.
Kashiwa Reysol can pack a punch on their day and have troubled Yokohama F. Marinos on several occasions in the past. But the home side have been the better team this season and hold a slight upper hand going into the game.
Prediction: Yokohama F. Marinos 2-1 Kashiwa Reysol