Yokohama F·Marinos will not repeat as Meiji Yasuda J1 League champions, but they have secured a second-place finish and will look to wrap up the campaign with a victory when they take on Kyoto Sanga on Sunday at 14:00 JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
The Tricolor are coming off of a disappointing scoreless draw with Albirex Niigata, which allowed Vissel Kobe to clinch the title last weekend. Marinos then fell to Incheon United in AFC Champions League action, so they will surely want to turn things around this weekend and finish the domestic campaign on a high. They’ll also want to take some momentum into next week’s AFC Champions League group stage finale, so expect a big performance from Kevin Muscat’s men.
Sanga are having a nice season of their own, having secured safety already. After an 11-year absence from the top flight, Sanga have ensured themselves a third straight season of J1 football. A win this weekend would be quite the cherry on top of their survival sundae.