Sapporo vs Yokohama FM prediction, odds & betting tips 23/06/2024

The last match of the upcoming J1 League round is the duel between Sapporo and Yokohama F. Marinos, scheduled for Sunday, 23 June.

With both teams struggling lately, who will get the points from this match? Find that out and more from our Sapporo vs Yokohama FM prediction below.

Sapporo vs Yokohama FM prediction: Confident win for the guests

Key stats

  • Yokohama FM have beaten Sapporo in their last two meetings.
  • Sapporo are on a four-game losing streak and they are last in the J1 League standings.
  • Three of the previous four H2H duels between these two teams have gone over 3.5 total goals.
  • Yokohama F. Marinos have averaged 3.18 and Sapporo have averaged 3.00 total goals per game in the league this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing up Yokohama

  • HOME: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.30%
  • DRAW: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.60%
  • AWAY: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.40%

It's clear from these Sapporo vs Yokohama FM odds that the guests are the expected winners, which makes sense if we look at the standings where Yokohama are 12 points ahead of Sapporo.

On top of that, Sapporo have been the worst team in the league so far and they are currently on a streak of four losses in a row. Meanwhile, Yokohama FM have also struggled this season, but they have still done much better than Sapporo.

In any case, if you like our predictions for this game, remember to also take a peek at our favourite betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Yokohama FM with a slight advantage

With three wins for Yokohama and two for Sapporo in their last five meetings, things have been pretty close recently. However, Yokohama FM have the advantage when it comes to their overall H2H record: 20-5-8.

Japan J-League 21/10/23

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

4
Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

1

Japan J-League Cup 10/09/23

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

3
Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Japan J-League Cup 06/09/23

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

3
Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Japan J-League Cup 24/05/23

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

3
Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Japan J-League Cup 05/04/23

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2
Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

1

Sapporo preview: Can they move up from the bottom of the standings?

With one match remaining in the first half of the J1 League season, Sapporo sit in the last place in the table with 11 points from 18 matches. They have struggled to find their best form so far and have lost six of their last seven matches in the league. So, they need to improve drastically sooner rather than later or avoiding relegation will become a very tough task.

Sapporo are also dealing with many injuries since Gun-hee Kim, Hiroki Miyazawa, Supachok Sarachat, Kazuki Fukai, Yuya Asano, Shun Takagi, and Ryota Aoki are all on the sidelines at the moment.

Predicted lineup: Sugeno (GK), Nishino, Okamura, Nakamura, Kondo, Baba, Arano, Tanaka, Komai, Suzuki & Kobayashi

Japan J-League 20/07/24

W

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

3

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

4

Japan J-League 13/07/24

D

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

1

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Montedio Yamagata

Montedio Yamagata

3

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

6

Japan J-League 06/07/24

L

Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers

2

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Japan J-League 29/06/24

L

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Yokohama FM preview: Hoping for another win to move closer to the top half

While Yokohama F Marinos have reached the AFC Champions League final this season, their loss to Al Ain seems to have affected their form, although they haven't really been lighting the world on fire in the J1 League before that either. Overall, Yokohama FM have 23 points from 17 games, which puts them only in 12th place in the standing right now.

On the bright side, Yokohama FM have little injury issues with only Katsuya Nagato questionable for this match.

Predicted lineup: Popp (GK), Matsubara, Kamijima, T. Watanabe, Eduardo, Amano, Kida, K. Watanabe, Matheus, Lopes & Inoue

Japan J-League 20/07/24

W

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

1

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Japan J-League 14/07/24

W

Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers

1

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

4

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Mito Hollyhock

Mito Hollyhock

2 (4)

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2 (5)

Japan J-League 06/07/24

L

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

4

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

0

Japan J-League 03/07/24

L

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

1

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

0

Player to watch: Anderson Lopes

With 11 goals in J1 League this season, the Brazilian striker is Yokohama's best scorer and he's only behind Leo as the league's top scorer as well, which is why he's our player to watch.

Anderson Lopes
Lopes looking for his 112th goal in the league this season – Photo by Imago

Anderson Lopes to score first?

Five of the 11 goals that Lopes has to his name in the league were the first goals of the respective games. Can he repeat this against Sapporo as well?


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.