Yokohama F. Marinos and Sydney FC square off for the second time in four days as they meet at the Thống Nhất Stadium in their AFC Champions League group stage fixture on Monday.
In their previous meeting on Friday, the Japanese side eked out a narrow 1-0 win thanks to Ryotaro Tsunoda's 80th-minute winner. At the halfway point in the competition, Yokohama are second with six points while Sydney are in third place without a win in the Group H standings.
If Sydney lose this game, they will be effectively ruled out of the competition.
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Sydney FC Head-to-Head
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides, with all three previous matches also coming in the Champions League. Yokohama extended their unbeaten record against the A-League side with a 1-0 win on Friday. They have two wins to their name while one game has ended in a draw.
Yokohama F. Marinos form guide (all competitions): W-L-W-W-L
Sydney FC form guide (all competitions): L-D-D-L-W
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Sydney FC Team News
Yokohama F. Marinos
There are no fresh injury concerns for Marinos and Yusuke Nishida remains the only doubt as he has not featured in the competition for the club in three games.
Doubtful: Yusuke Nishida.
Sydney FC also do not have any new injury concerns for the game. Chris Zuvela and Luke Brattan are out with ACL injuries, while Michael Zullo remains sidelined with an undisclosed injury.
Bobo played for the first time since the qualifying phase and is expected to start this game.
Injured: Luke Brattan, Michael Zullo, Chris Zuvela
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Sydney FC Predicted XIs
Yokohama F Marinos (4-2-3-1): Yohei Takaoka (GK); Ken Matsubara, Yuki Saneto, Shinnosuke Hatanaka, Ryuta Koike; Takuya Kida, Tomoki Iwata; Kota Watanabe, Elber, Anderson Lopes; Kota Mizunuma
Sydney FC (4-4-2): Andrew Redmayne (GK); James Donachie, Ben Warland, Alex Wilkinson, Connor O'Toole; Anthony Caceres, Paulo Retre, Milos Ninkovic, Luciano Narsingh; Bobo, Adam Le Fondre
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Yokohama F. Marinos vs Sydney FC Prediction
On Friday, both sides played out a slow game and there was not much threat offered in the final third by either team. Yokohama have scored three goals while Sydney have scored just once in three games.
The game is likely to be another low-scoring affair and we expect both sides to share the spoils here.
Prediction: Yokohama F. Marinos 1-1 Sydney FC