J.League 1 R30 – Nagasaki vs Iwata Preview

V-Varen Nagasaki – Jubilo Iwata: Two teams in big trouble, and time is starting to run out for Nagasaki who are desperate for 3 points here.  They have improved a bit lately though with 2-1-1 on their last 4 matches, but they are still 5 points behind the nearest team. Their home-form is horrible with…

J.League 1 R30 – Kawasaki vs Kobe Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – Vissel Kobe: Kawasaki seems to be heading straight towards their 2nd consecutive league trophy.  Unbeaten on their last 5 matches, and their home-form is very impressive with 6-1-0 on their last 7 with just 1 conceded goal. Kobe on the other hand are without a win for 7 matches, but we’ll see…

J.League 1 R30 – Tokyo vs Cerezo Preview

FC Tokyo – Cerezo Osaka: 2 teams in poor form, and both are in need of points here if they want to be in race for 3rd place and ACL next year. Especially Cerezo, and for them this is almost a must-win as they are about to fall too far behind the other teams up…

J.League 1 R30 – Shonan vs Consadole Preview

Shonan Bellmare – Consadole Sapporo: Shonan are flying high as they qualified for the cupfinal after beating Reysol on pk’s last weekend.  Their form is also very good with just 1 loss in their last 10 matches in all competitions They are still involved in the relegation-zone and are in need of points here. Consadole…

J.League 1 R30 – Urawa vs Kashima Preview

Urawa Reds – Kashima Antlers: Urawa are in good form and, and seems to have turned their form around the last couple of weeks. A win here will take them just 1 point clear of Kashima who currently holds 3rd place, so it’s a very important match for them. Kashima on the other hand have…

J.League 1 R30 – Gamba vs Marinos Preview

Gamba Osaka – Yokohama F Marinos: Gamba are in great form with 4 straight wins, and if they win here as well they will take a big step away from the relegation-zone for good.  Their home-form is also superb with 7-3-1 on their last 11 in the league. Yokohama are also doing well with 7-1-1…

J.League 1 R30 – Shimizu vs Hiroshima Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Difficult match to predict, but Shimizu are flying high at the moment after that 5-1 win over arch-rivals Iwata last round. Their form is quite good with 4 wins in their last 6 matches, but they have to do without key FW Douglas for this one, and important MF Kawai…

J.League 1 R30 – Vegalta vs Sagan Preview

Vegalta Sendai – Sagan Tosu: Vegalta have only 1 point on their last 3 matches and need to get back on track if they want to stay in the race for 3rd place.  Their home-form is good with 4-1-0 on their last 5, and they should be considered favorites here as well. Sagan seems a…

J.League 1 R30 – Reysol vs Nagoya Preview

Kashiwa Reysol – Nagoya Grampus: This could potentially be a goal-fest, with 2 of the worst defences in the league and both teams have been involved on some very high-scoring matches lately. If we count the cup Nagoya now got 11 over-matches in a row, and for Reysol 5 out of the last 6 have…

J.League 1 – R29 Previews Sunday

Kashima Antlers – Kawasaki Frontale: Kashima are in great form, and have 7 straight wins in all competitions but a tough schedule lately might affect them a bit here though.  Kawasaki is a tough opponent, but they will be without their playmaker Ienaga for this one and also got some other injuries in central midfield….

J.League 1 R29 – Sagan vs Shonan Preview

Sagan Tosu – Shonan Bellmare: Sagan got 5 straight wins at home in all competitions, and haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 6 home-games. They’ve been taking most of their points lately there, and should be looking for another 3 points here. Shonan’s form is actually quite good, with just 1 loss in…

J.League 1 R29 – Kobe vs Nagasaki Preview

Vissel Kobe – V-Varen Nagasaki: Kobe are really out of it with having lost their last 6 matches with 2-19 in goal difference. Iniesta have been missing for the last 2 matches (0-4 and 0-5), and is absent for this match as well. They look set to make several changes to their defence ahead of…