Yokohama F Marinos vs Al Ain prediction, odds & betting tips – 11/05/2024

Yokohama F-Marinos
11/05/24 - 11:00

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Yokohama F-Marinos - Al Ain SCC

AFC Champions League - Nissan Stadium

1st Round

Yokohama F Marinos vs Al Ain prediction
Yokohama and Al Ain fighting for the title in the AFC Champions League – Photo by Icon Sport

Yokohama F Marinos will host Al Ain in the first leg of the AFC Champions League final on Saturday, 11 May.

Will Yokohama take the lead after the first leg at home or will Al Ain manage to resist them? Read our Yokohama F Marinos vs Al Ain prediction and preview to find out and learn more about the match.

Yokohama F Marinos vs Al Ain prediction: A close duel with goals on both sides

Yokohama F Marinos vs Al Ain predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both teams to score - yes

⚽ Correct score prediction

Yokohama F Marinos 2-1 Al Ain

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals prediction

Yes

Key stats

  • Both teams have scored in the last four games played by Yokohama in all competitions.
  • We saw both teams score in seven of the last nine Al Ain's matches across the board.
  • Three of the four games played by these two teams in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League have gone over 2.5 total goals and had both teams score.
  • Both Yokohama and Al Ain are averaging over 2.50 total goals per game in their domestic championships (Yokohama 2.67, Al Ain 3.60).

Pre-game odds and win probability: Yokohama the more likely winner

  • HOME: 17/20 (1.85) – 54.10%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40%
  • AWAY: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40%

Looking at these Yokohama F Marinos vs Al Ain odds, we can see that the hosts are the expected winners, mostly due to their home-court advantage.

After all, neither of these two teams are in great form at the moment, with Yokohama failing to win in the last three games they've played and Al Ain losing three of their last four matches in all competitions.

In any case, if you liked our predictions for this game and want to check out more of our tips, take a peak at our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: First time meeting each other

This will the the first-ever duel between Yokohama F Marinos and Al Ain. Furthermore, Yokohama will play a team from United Arab Emirates for the first time in their history.

On the other hand, Al Ain have played a couple of matches against Nagoya Grampus in 2011, losing one and winning the other.

Yokohama F Marinos preview: Hoping to capitalise on playing at home

After a tough tie against Ulsan in the semi-final of the AFC Champions League, which saw Yokohama secure a place in the final after penalties, the team's next and final opponent will be Al Ain. Yokohama F Marinos have reached the final of the competition once before, in 1990, so they will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.

Yokohama enter this game on a shaky form since they've only won once in their last five games across the board. They are currently 11th in the J-League, their domestic championship.

Meanwhile, Harry Kewell's side will miss Takumi Kamijima after he was sent off in the second leg of the semi-final duel with Ulsan, as well as injured Jun Amano.

Predicted Lineup: Popp – Matsubara, Hatanaka, Eduardo, Nagato – Sakakibara, Uenaka, Nam – Matheus, Lopes, Eiber

Japan J-League 15/05/24

L

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

3

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

1

AFC Champions League 11/05/24

W

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

1

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Japan J-League 06/05/24

L

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

2

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

1

Japan J-League 03/05/24

D

Jubilo Iwata

Jubilo Iwata

1

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

1

Japan J-League 27/04/24

D

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

2

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Al Ain preview: Gunning for their second title in the fourth final

After winning their first and so far only title in the AFC Champions League in 2003, Al Ain have managed to reach the final twice more, in 2005 and 2016. Al Ain have eliminated some great teams to get to the final this season, such as Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr, and Al Hilal, who set the world record this season for most wins in a row, until their loss to Al Ain in the first leg of the semi-finals.

On the other hand, Al Ain have struggled in their domestic championship where they are currently third, 16 points behind league leaders Al Wasl. Al Ain have also lost three of their last four games across the board, so they aren't at their best right now.

When it comes to team news, Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba and Khalid Al-Balochi are out with injuries.

Predicted Lineup: Eisa – Mohammed, Autonne, Park, Erik – Nader, Barman, Romero, Palacios – Rahimi

UAE Premier League 16/05/24

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Al Ittihad Kalba

Al Ittihad Kalba

1

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0

AFC Champions League 11/05/24

L

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

2

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

1

UAE Premier League 06/05/24

W

Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan

0

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

1

UAE Cup 03/05/24

L

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

Al Wahda Abu Dhabi

1

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

0

UAE Premier League 27/04/24

L

Shabab Al Ahli Dubai

Shabab Al Ahli Dubai

2

Al Ain SCC

Al Ain SCC

1

Player to watch: Anderson Lopes

With six goals in the AFC Champions League this season, Anderson Lopes is Yokohama's top scorer in the competition and our player to watch in the first leg of the final.

Will Anderson Lopes score the first goal?

The Brazilian forward has scored the first goal in three games in the AFC Champions League this season, so he's a solid option to become the first goalscorer in this game too.


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