J.League 1 R17 – Sagan vs Vegalta Preview

Sagan Tosu – Vegalta Sendai: Sagan are unbeaten on 4 matches now, but the last 3 all ended a draw. Still, they had 7 defeats in a row prior to that, so they seem to have turned around their bad streak.  Big things are expected from Sagan’s new striker Fernando Torres here, and although he…

J.League 1 R17 – Cerezo vs Urawa Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Urawa Reds: Cerezo looked poor last round when they lost 0-3 away vs Shimizu, and are in need of 3 points again here in order to get back in the race for a top 3 finish.  They are without Kiyotake and Kakitani here, who are arguably their 2 most influential players so…

J.League 1 R17 – Gamba vs Shimizu Preview

Gamba Osaka – Shimizu S-Pulse: Gamba aren’t showing much when they are playing away, like when they lost 0-4  couple of days ago vs Hiroshima. At home however, they have been quite good lately with 4-1-0 on their last 5, and I don’t see why that shouldn’t continue here as well. Shimizu have lost 4…

J.League 1 R17 – Kawasaki vs Nagasaki Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – V-Varen Nagasaki: Kawasaki have looked pretty good in their last couple of matches and got 3 straight wins. They are also at full-strength, so I can’t see Nagasaki having any chance of points here. Unfortunately odds on both the total and handicap looks spot-on, so no bets. Kawasaki Expected Starting Lineup: 4-2-3-1:…

J.League 1 R17 – Tokyo vs Marinos Preview

FC Tokyo – Yokohama F Marinos: This is probably the most difficult game to predict this round, as it can go either way. Marinos are on fire lately with 13 goals scored in their last 2 matches, while Tokyo have now kept a clean sheet for 5 matches in a row.    I prefer Marinos, but…

J.League 1 R17 – Consadole vs Iwata Preview

Consadole Sapporo – Jubilo Iwata: Consadole lost last round vs Kawasaki at home, but it was an evenly contested match that could easily have gone both ways. For this match they get back Miyazawa and Miyoshi, two of their most influential players and I think they got a very good chance of getting back on…

J.League 1 R17 – Kashima vs Reysol Preview

Kashima Antlers – Kashiwa Reysol: The squad Kashima fielded vs Iwata last round is one of the weakest lineups I have ever seen from that side, and they will field more or less the same team here.  Key-players like Shoji and Kanazaki are left out of the lineup, while Ueda and Pedro Junior have been…

J.League 1 R17 – Kobe vs Shonan Preview

Vissel Kobe – Shonan Bellmare: Kobe have been in great form lately with 3 straight wins and no goals conceded. It’s not a coincidence that this increase in form happened at the exact same time as Podolski got injured, and the team just seem to work better without him. Of course, now they have signed…

J.League 1 R17 – Nagoya vs Hiroshima Preview

Nagoya Grampus – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Nagoya are still dead-last, and suffered a 1-3 defeat away vs Urawa earlier in the week. If you look closer you will see improvements to their play though, and they have also strengthened their squad with DF Nakatani from Reysol and MF Neto from Kawasaki. So I think there’s only…

J.League 1 R16 – Betting Previews

No time for full previews this time, so will only post today’s bets: High (30 units): Consadole +0,5 @ 1,82 Vegalta – Marinos Under 2,75 @ 1,90 Tokyo +0,5 @ 1,91 Shonan DNB @2,11 Iwata DNB @1,95 Kobe -0,25 @ 1,98 Urawa -1 @ 1,81 Medium (20 units): Cerezo -0,25 @ 1,90 Gamba +0,75 @1,79…

J.League 1 R16 – Betting Previews Sunday

Only time for bets this round: High (30 units): Nagoya – Reysol Over 2,75 @ 1,94 Consadole +0,25 @ 1,90 Medium (20 units): Nagoya +1 @ 1,88 Shimizu +1 @ 1,85 Sagan – Tokyo Over 2 @ 1,82 Small (10 units): Nagoya 1×2 @ 4,60 Shimizu 1×2 @ 5,70 Hiroshima – Cerezo Over 2,25 @…

J.League 1 R16 – Betting Previews Saturday

Only time for bets this round: High ( 30 units): Gamba +0,5 @ 2,02 Shonan  – Iwata Over 2 @ 1,82 Medium (20 units): Marinos – Nagasaki Under 2,75 @ 1,95 Small (10 units): Gamba 1×2 @ 4,60 Shonan +0,25 @ 2,01