Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester City Match Info
Date: Saturday July 27 2019
Kick-off time: 11.30am BST
Venue: Nissan Stadium
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record
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Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester City Stats
- This is Manchester City’s first visit to Japan
- Yokohama F. Marinos are nearly two-thirds of the way through their 2019 J1 League season and are in contention for a first title since 2004
- Marinos have won their last four league and cup matches and eight in a row at home
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester City Match Preview
Manchester City complete a four-match tour of Asia with a game against another of the seven clubs that falls under their Abu Dhabi ownership group.
As well as the English champions, the City Football Group portfolio encompasses teams in the USA, Australia, Spain, Uruguay, China and Japan, in the latter case being Yokohama F. Marinos who are currently vying for the J1 League title.
City’s tour has not been all positive with a 48-hours-delayed flight, defeat to Wolves on penalties in the Premier League Asia Trophy final and criticism from the Chinese state media for a perceived “arrogant and disrespectful” attitude while visiting their country.
But a 6-1 victory in Hong Kong against local club Kitchee represented an upward turn and City manager Pep Guardiola is looking forward to facing the Marinos, saying he likes their attractive style of football – although given their owners, perhaps he felt he had to say that!
Marinos have former Australia national team boss Ange Postecoglou as manager and their squad includes ex-Southampton striker Tadanari Lee, although it’s Brazilian pair Edigar Junio and Marcos Junior who are their most prolific goalscorers this season along with Teruhito Nakagawa.
The team based in the venue for the 2002 World Cup Final have an excellent recent record there (see stats above) and may just give their illustrious visitors a stern test before City return home for next weekend’s FA Community Shield against Liverpool.
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Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Yokohama F. Marinos +2 on the handicap @ 6/4 with bet365
Manchester City to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 11/8 with bet365