Yokohama F. Marinos and Urawa Reds meet at Nissan Stadium, in a match for the 19th round of the J1 League. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league on 05-04-2019, Yokohama F. Marinos won by (0-3). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 matches. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 16-09-2018, for the J1 League, which ended with the victory of Urawa Reds by (1-2). Hugo Vieira (69 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Yokohama F. Marinos, and T. Ugajin (43’) and Y. Muto (79 ‘), for Urawa Reds. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 2nd and 10th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 3rd classified in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
Yokohama F. Marinos:
After 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 33 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Tokyo, by (4-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Oita Trinita, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 21 points in its stadium, where they have scored 17 goals and suffered 6 points, against only 12 points in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 9 home league matches Yokohama F. Marinos has a record of 6 wins and 3 draws, so they have won 21 points out of 27 possible.
In this competition, they have won the last 5 home matches and have not lost any of the last 9 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Yokohama F. Marinos comes to this game with a 1×0 victory at the Oita reception, returning to the championship wins after a loss to Tokyo. It is worth noting that the local team managed to advance to the next round of the Emperor’s Cup, beating the Ritsumeikan University by 2×1. The local club has proven to be one of the most consistent teams in this competition, winning 6 of the 9 games played in their stadium and remaining in second place in the league table. For this game, coach Ange Postecoglou must take advantage of the local factor to present a very offensive team on the field, privileging the circulation of the ball and attacks by the bands. Edigar June is the star of this formation, with 9 goals scored. Outside of this game due to injury will be Takano.
The away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 7 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Oita Trinita, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Vegalta Sendai, by (1-0). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since it has won 14 out of away points and 10 at its stadium, with 7 goals scored and 6 conceded in away matches, against 7 goals scored and 15 conceded at home. For the league, Urawa Reds won 14 points out of 24 possible points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 8 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 7 of the last 8 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 17 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 10 matches in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 9 of their 23 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Urawa Reds also managed to win in the last game of the Japanese championship, by beating Vegalta, by 1×0, at home: the only goal of the team was scored by Karoki. Acting as a visitor has not been a problem for this team, since it only lost 2 of its 8 games. For acting in a difficult stadium, coach Tsuyoshi Otsuki must play with a defensive strategy, looking only for the counterattack to explore the opponent’s back. On an individual level, we highlight the team captain, Shinzo Koroki, who is the best gunner, with 6 goals scored. All equipment is available for this game.