Marinos vs Sanfrecce Match Analysis & Prediction
03/03/2023 1:00 pm
Yokohama Marinos will look to make it three wins out of three at the start of the 2023 J1 League campaign when they welcome Sanfrecce Hiroshima to Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium for their third round tie on Friday afternoon.
Last season J1 League champions have made a perfect start to the new campaign, with the team winning both their opening two matches against Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds.
They are now jointly at the top of the league with Vissel Kobe and Nagoya with six points and they will hope to maintain their position with another positive result on Friday. Sanfrecce Hiroshima are always a tough opponent for Marinos, but they should fancy their chances on Friday as the last time they met Hiroshima at home they won 3-0.
Sanfrecce, meanwhile, have enjoyed a difficult start to the 2023 campaign, as they followed a 0-0 draw against Sapporo on the opening day with a 2-1 home defeat to Albirex last weekend.
They now sit 14th on one point and will want to improve their position with a positive result on Friday. They beat Marinos in the J.League Cup in both legs of the quarter final and will seek to maintain that run here.
Marinos vs. Sanfrecce Head to head
Both sides have met in 45 encounters since 2004 with Marinos claiming 21 victories, while Sanfrecce have won 16 times and there have been eight draws.
Marinos Team News
Marinos will be without Ryuta Koike (and Ryo Miyaichi due to injuries, while Riku Yamane is on suspension.
Marinos's Last 5 Matches
Sanfrecce Team News
Sanfrecce will miss the services of Shun Ayukawa due to injury.
Sanfrecce's Last 5 Matches
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Marinos vs. Sanfrecce: Odds and Predictions
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