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…

J.League 1 R29 – Hiroshima vs Reysol Preview

Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Kashiwa Reysol: Hiroshima are a bit out of form, and have now been suprassed by Kawasaki at the top of the table. At home they’ve been fairly ok though, and I expect them to take all 3 points here. Reysol are really out of it, especially defensively as they are leaking goals…

J.League 1 R29 – Cerezo vs Gamba Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Gamba Osaka: Cerezo have been one big disappointment after the summer-break, and only got 3 wins in their last 13 matches in the league. They don’t lose that often, but have thrown away a lot of points with draws against weaker opponents.   They are not playing well either, and especially their offensive…

J.League 1 R29 – Marinos vs Consadole Preview

Yokohama F Marinos – Consadole Sapporo: Consadole are in a bit of twist here with 3 key players suspended at the same time. They also got their main playmaker Chanathip out injured, so it’s a weakened side they will field here.  Marinos also got some problems with 2 regular CB’s missing for this game, but…

J.League 1 R28 – Urawa vs Reysol Preview

Urawa Reds – Kashiwa Reysol: As the teams above them on the table are dropping lots of points, Urawa are still in with a chance of a top 4 finish and a win here will take them only 4 points behind ACL. They are playing well at the moment too, and the 4-0 win vs…

J.League 1 R28 – Nagasaki vs Kawasaki Preview

V-Varen Nagasaki – Kawasaki Frontale: 2 straight wins for Nagasaki, but I fear it’s not enough and still expect them to be relegated in the end. They are working hard though, and are not an easy team to meet but the difference in quality here vs a top Kawasaki-side should be too big for them…

J.League 1 R28 – Tokyo vs Shimizu Preview

FC Tokyo – Shimizu S-Pulse: Tokyo are without a win in 8 matches, and that 3rd place they’ve been clinging on to for the last few weeks will most likely be gone soon if that continues. They are playing without confidence, but on the positive side they have only conceded 3 goals in their last…

J.League 1 R28 – Kobe vs Kashima Preview

Vissel Kobe – Kashima Antlers: 5 straight defeats for Kobe in all competions, and they are now out of the race for a top 4 finish. They’ve looked really poor defensively and have conceded 14 goals in 5 matches. Kashima on the other hand are on a roll with 5 straight wins. They won both…

J.League 1 R28 – Gamba vs Hiroshima Preview

Gamba Osaka – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 3 straight wins here now for Gamba in the league, and they’ve beaten good teams like Kawasaki and Kobe.  They are definitely back on track, and if this continues they should avoid relegation. Hiroshima are still 1st, but they only got 2-2-2 on their last 6 in the league, and…

J.League 1 R28 – Marinos vs Vegalta Preview

Yokohama F Marinos  – Vegalta Sendai: Marinos are in good form with 4 wins in their last 5 in all competitions, but 2 of those wins came in the cup vs a poor Gamba side. Still, it’s good for their confidence and they are playing quite well too lately. Vegalta keeps picking up points here…