Kawasaki Frontale Season Preview 2019

KAWASAKI FRONTALE Back-to-back wins for Kawasaki now in the league, and they are looking as strong as ever. Last season was particularly impressive, as they finished 12 points ahead of their nearest rival and they are clearly the team to beat this season too. A bit surprisingly the highly important wingback Elsinho have chosen to…

Kashima Antlers Season Preview 2019

KASHIMA ANTLERS Kashima have been constantly good for several years now, and are always a team to watch out for in J.League.   Last year’s 3rd place was not bad, especially considering they won the ACL for the first time in club history. However, they should be a bit worried about the 13-point difference up to…

Jubilo Iwata Season Preview 2019

JUBILO IWATA After a positive 2017-season it was back to basics for Iwata last year, and they only avoided relegation by beating Tokyo Verdy in the J1/J2-playoff final. To their defence, they struggled with a lot of injuries last year to several key members which obviously affected their performances. But manager Hiroshi Nanami has a…

Gamba Osaka Season Preview 2019

GAMBA OSAKA Gamba have had 2 rather poor seasons in a row now with a 9th and 10th place finish which is much lower than what their fans would expect.  The form they showed in the 2nd half of the season was quite promising though, and they won 9 out of their last 10 matches…

Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Season Preview 2019

CONSADOLE SAPPORO: Consadole had a fantastic season last year, and finished on a best ever 4th place. They just missed out on top 3 and ACL by a point, which would have been a great reward for their impressive season. Mihailo Petrovic really managed to get this team to play the way he wanted, and…

Cerezo Osaka Season Preview 2019

CEREZO OSAKA: Cerezo were a bit of a disappointment last season as they were expected to build on the 2 cup-wins from the year before.  But instead we saw them put in mediocre performances week after week, with several of the key players failing to show up in big matches. For example, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Japan…

J.League 1 R34 – Previews

No time for complete lineups this round, so will only post a brief preview and bets: Consadole Sapporo – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Must-win for Consadole if they want to make sure they play in ACL next year, while for Sanfrecce a draw will be enough. Sanfrecce have collapsed completely over the last couple of months so…

J.League 1 R33 – Previews

Vegalta Sendai – Kashima Antlers: Vegalta got not much left to play for as their recent drop in form have put them out of the race for a top 3 finish.  This is their last home-game of the season though so they want to finish on a high, but they meet what is arguably the…

J.League 1 R32 – Previews

No time for full previews this round so will only post bets and score predictions: Consadole Sapporo – Urawa Reds: Prediction: 2-1 or 3-1 Bets: Consadole DNB @ 2,07 (75 units) Ocer 2,75 @ 1,86 (75 units) FC Tokyo – Jubilo Iwata: Prediction: 1-0 or 0-1 Bets: Iwata 1×2 @ 6,18 (50 units) Shimizu S-Pulse…

J.League 1 R31 – Previews Sunday

No time for full previews this round, so will only post lineups and recommended bets: Consadole Sapporo – Vegalta Sendai: Consadole Expected Starting Lineup: 3-4-2-1: 25Gu 35Shindo – 10Miyazawa(I) – 5Fukumori(I) 26Hayasaka* – 14Komai – 6Hyodo*– 38Suga 41Miyoshi –18Chanathip(I) 48Jay Injuries/Suspension: DF Kawai (/S/R) DF Kikuchi (S/R) MF Arano (R) MF Fukai R) FW Uchimura…

J.League 1 R31 – Previews Saturday

No time for full previews so will only post lineups and recommended bets: Kawasaki Frontale – Kashiwa Reysol: Kawasaki Expected Starting Lineup: 4-2-3-1: 30Arai* 18Elsinho(I) – 5Taniguchi –-3Nara -2Noborizato 22Shimoda*– 10Oshima(I) 8Abe – 14Nakamura (I) – 41Ienaga(K) 11Kobayashi(I) Injuries/Suspension: GK Jung (R) MF Moritani (S/R) MF Tameda (R) Team Strength: 92% ————— Reysol Expected Starting…

J.League 1 R31 – Shonan vs Shimizu Preview

Shonan Bellmare – Shimizu S-Pulse: Shonan lost the postponed match vs Iwata earlier this week, but had a great run prior to that with 7 matches in a row without defeat. The loss vs Iwata means they are still very much involved in the relegation-zone, and they will be looking for a strong result here….