Yokohama F Marinos – Vegalta Sendai:
Marinos are in good form with 4 wins in their last 5 in all competitions, but 2 of those wins came in the cup vs a poor Gamba side. Still, it’s good for their confidence and they are playing quite well too lately.
Vegalta keeps picking up points here and there, and they are actually just a few points behind 3rd place now so ACL is within reach. Few would have thought that ahead of the season but they are sailing up as a dark horse now. Away they haven’t been too good lately though with 3 losses in their last 4, but they are still a team to be taken seriously.
Tricky match that can go both ways, but I think Marinos will at least avoid defeat being at home. It looks like a match with potential for goals, but with heavy rain predicted I think the total is too high here and find some value on Under 3.
Yokohama F Marinos Expected Starting Lineup:
27Matsubara – 13Martins – 5Kurihara* – 24Yamanaka
14Amano – 5Kida – 6Ogihara
19Nakagawa – 9Hugo Vieira – 11Endo
DF Nakazawa (I)
DF Dusan (R)
FW Ito (R)
Expected Starting Lineup Vegalta:
13Hiraoka –27Oiwa(I) – 6Itakura
4Nasu – 7Okuno – 17Tomita – 40Sekiguchi
16Notsuda – 11Ishihara
MF Yajima (R)
MF Sugai (S/R)
Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2
Under 3 @1,93 (50 units)