Preview: Yokohama F. Marinos VS Albirex Niigata

In an eagerly awaited match in Japan’s J-League, Yokohama F. Marinos are set to face Albirex Niigata on November 24. The game is slated for a 10:00 UTC start.

Known by various names such as Yokohama, Yokohama F, YOKOHAMA F.MARINOS, Yokohama F•Marinos, Yokohama F・Marinos, Yokohama M., or Yokohama Marinos, the team is preparing for a rematch against Albirex Niigata. Their last encounter, six months ago, ended in a 2-1 victory for Albirex Niigata. Currently, Yokohama F. Marinos are in splendid form, achieving victories over Cerezo Osaka, Kaya, and Avispa Fukuoka. Aiming to continue their winning streak, they also boast an impressive defensive record in recent home games, maintaining clean sheets in their last three appearances as hosts.

Albirex Niigata enters this match on the back of a draw with F.C.Tokyo on November 11, extending their unbeaten run to seven games.

Teams’ Recent Performances

Yokohama F. Marinos’ Winning Momentum

Yokohama F. Marinos have been on a roll, securing wins against Cerezo Osaka, Kaya, and Avispa Fukuoka in their last four matches. Out of their recent 19 games, they have won 10, drawn 3, and lost 6. Specifically, in their last six games, they achieved five victories, including wins against Cerezo Osaka, Kaya twice, Avispa Fukuoka, and Urawa Red Diamonds, and faced a single defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds.

Albirex Niigata’s Consistent Form

On the other side, Albirex Niigata have shown consistency, drawing their latest match against F.C.Tokyo. In their last 20 games, they have 9 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses. Their last six matches include three wins against Kyoto Purple Sanga, Kawasaki Frontale, and Yokohama FC, and three draws with F.C.Tokyo, Sagan Tosu, and Gamba Osaka.

Historical Matchups

Head-to-Head Overview

The history between Yokohama F. Marinos and Albirex Niigata dates back to March 2017, with the teams having faced each other six times since then. Yokohama F. Marinos have the upper hand with four wins and one draw, while Albirex Niigata have secured one victory. Their most recent encounter was on May 14, 2023, where Albirex Niigata emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline. Across these encounters, Yokohama F. Marinos have scored a total of 13 goals, whereas Albirex Niigata have netted 6.

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