J.League 1 R3 Betting Previews & Lineups – Friday

FC Tokyo – Vissel Kobe:

Predicted Starting Lineup Tokyo:
2Tokunaga – 3Morishige (I) – 5Maruyama – 25Ogawa
38Higashi – 37Hashimoto – 4Takahashi – 27Tanabe
20Maeda (I) – 44Abe

DF Komano (R)
MF Ha (R)
MF Ishikawa (S/R)

MF Yonemoto (I)

Predicted Starting Lineup Kobe:
8Shu.Takahashi – 6Sho. Takahashi –5Iwanami – 3Soma
14Fujita – 13Ogawa
7Pedro Junior – 11Leandro (I) – 19Watanabe



Tokyo have played 4 matches already this season, and have an overall record of 2 wins and 2 losses in the league and ACL.  Nice win away vs Vegalta last round, and they also won their last ACL-game so confidence should be high.

Kobe with an amazing win vs Albirex at home last round, winning 6-3. Lost their opening match 0-2 also at home vs Kofu. Tokyo is the stronger team here, and should be a clear favorite, but Kobe are by no means a poor team. Think we will see an open game with goals at both ends.

Edit:  FC Tokyo have only lost twice against Vissel Kobe in 23 meetings, and at home they have a head-to-head record of 7-4-1, so I will back the home-team with a -0,25 bet as well.

Prediction: 2-1

My odds: -0,5 @  2,03 / Over 2,5 @  1,85
Market Price: -0,25 @ 1,86 / Over 2,5 @ 2,05

Over 2,25 @ 1,84 (5 units)
FC Tokyo -0,25 @ 1,83 (2,5 units)

Gamba Osaka – Omiya Ardija:

Predicted Starting Lineup Gamba:
1Higashiguchi (I)
4Fujiharu – 15Konno – 6Kim – 14Yonekura
25Fujimoto – 21Ideguchi – 7Endo (K) – 19Omori
39Usami (K) – 20Nagasawa

DF Niwa (R)
MF Okazaki (S/R)

Predicted Starting Lineup Omiya:
5Numata – 28Fukuda – 3Koumoto – 22Wada
41Ienaga (I) – 18Yokoyama –10Iwakami – 39Izumisawa
8Mrdja (K) – 9Pecnik

MF Esaka (S/R)

GK Kato (I)
DF Kikuchi (I)



Not the best start for Gamba this season, but they finally took their first win away vs Kofu last round. Have rotated a lot so far as they also compete in ACL, and might see some changes ahead of this match too.

Omiya have a perfect record so far, winning both matches without conceding any goals.  Gamba got a tough trip to China coming up midweek, and Omiya therefore got a good chance to continue their great run. Are a team that are known for going on streaks, and with the momentum they have here a surprise-win could be in place. Looks fairly under this one.

Prediction: 0-1 or 1-0

My odds: -0,25 @  1,90 / Over 2,25 @  1,93
Market Price: -0,75 @1,96 / Over 2,5 @ 1,93

Omiya 1×2 @ 5,01 ( 1,5 units)
Omiya +0,75 @ 1,93 ( 2,5 units)
Under 2,75 @ 1,75 (5 units)

(Predicted Lineups updated)


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