Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Shonan Bellmare:
Predicted Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
5Chiba – 33Shiotani – 19Sasaki
14Mikic – 6Aoyama(I) – 28Moritani – 18Kashiwa
25Chashima – 30Shibasaki
MF Ka.Morisaki (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Shonan:
Misao – Andre Bahia (I) – Okamoto
Fujita – D.Kikuchi – Paulinho – S.Kikuchi
Yamada – Takayama (I)
Hiroshima still without a win from in total 4 matches in the league and ACL, and have had a very poor start to their season. Are in need of a win here to get back on track, and meets a Shonan-side who have so far looked very poor defensively, conceding 6 goals in total from 2 matches.
Shonan’s match last weekend was the crazy 4-4 result vs Kawasaki, and they came very close to taking the 3 points as well. They have a strong attack, and I think we can see an entertaining match here as well. Shonan lost 0-5 last time they were in Hiroshima though, so want to back the home-team for the win as well.
My odds: -0,75 @ 1,88 / Over 2,5 @ 1,84
Market Price: -1 @2,00 / Over 2,75 @ 2,06
Shonan 1×2 @ 6,08 (2 units)
Vegalta Sendai – Kashima Antlers:
Predicted Starting Lineup Vegalta:
27Oiwa – 13Hiraoka – 3Watanabe – 5Ishikawa
7Okuno – 10Ryang (I) – 17Tomita – 26Fujimura
9Wilson (I) – 14Kanakubo
AM Ramon Lopes (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Kashima:
Nishi – Shoji – Seok – Yamamoto
Endo – Shibasaki (I) – Ogasawara – Caio (I)
Dinei – Akasaki
1 win and 1 loss so far for Vegalta, which is quite good considering they have met 2 strong teams. Meet a 3rd one here, and Kashima have won both their 2 matches so far by a 1-0 score.
Kashima should be clear favorites here as well, as they are a very good away-team, and Vegalta have played 5 home-games in a row without winning. Looks fairly under too.
Prediction: 0-1 or 0-2
My odds: +0,25 @ 2,09 / Over 2,25 @ 2,01
Market Price: +0,75 @ 2,03 / Over 2,75 @ 2,05
Vegalta 1×2 @ 5,37 (1,5 units)
Vegalta +1 @ 1,71 (2,5 units)
Under 2,75 @ 1,82 (5 units)
Urawa Reds – Avispa Fukuoka:
Predicted Starting Lineup Urawa:
45Moriwaki – 6Endo – 5Makino(I)
3Ugajin –22Abe – 10Kashiwagi(I) – 24Sekine
20Lee – 9Muto (I)
Predicted Starting Lineup Avispa:
Kim – Hamada – Saneto
Nakamura – Sueyoshi (I) – Danilson – Kamekawa
Kanamori – Jogo(I)
Disappointing defeat for Urawa vs Jubilo at home last round, but they played bad and didn’t really deserve more. Avispa have 1 point from their 2 opening matches, which is ok considering the opponents.
Urawa will be eager to get back on track with a win here, and I doubt they will lose twice in a row at home. They do got a tough away-game in ACL midweek though as they travel to China, but for now main focus seems to be on the league. Expect goals as well.
My odds: -0,75 @ 1,82 / Over 2,75 @ 1,99
Market Price: -1,25 @1,82 / Over 3 @2,03
Avispa 1×2 @ 9,14 ( 1 unit)
Albirex Niigata – Yokohama F Marinos:
Predicted Starting Lineup Albirex:
Matsubara – Lim – Fitzgerald – Cortez
Kato – Leo Silva(I) – Kobayashi – Sakai
Ibusuki – Rafael Silva (I)
Predicted Starting Lineup Marinos:
Shimohira – Nakazawa (I) – Fabio – Kobayashi
Mikado – Kida
Saito (I) – Nakamura (I) – Maeda
A 3-6 loss for Albirex last round in a crazy game, and their first match this season also ended over. Marinos on the other hand have 2 under-games in a row, and only 1 point so far.
Marinos are the stronger team, and should be considered a small favorite, but they havent impressed so far. They signed a new highly-rated FW from Brazil, but not clear whether he will play or not here. Think they will avoid defeat though, and leaning towards an under although have to be careful with Albirex and under at the moment.
Prediction: 0-1 or 1-1
My odds: DNB @ 2,09 / Over 2,25 @ 1,91
Market Price: +0,25 @ 1,78 / Over 2 @ 1,80
Sagan Tosu – Ventforet Kofu:
Predicted Starting Lineup Sagan:
Fujita – Kim MH – Kikuchi(I) – Yoshida
Kim MW – Kamada – Hayasaki
Toyoda (K) – Tomiyama
Predicted Starting Lineup Kofu:
17Tsuda – 41Tsuchiya – 4Yamamoto
16Matsuhashi – 8Arai – 20Kurogi – 5Shinzato
23Inagaki – 10Cristiano (K)
MF Ishihara (S/R)
2 teams that are likely to struggle at the lower end of the table, but both have already picked up 3 points so far this season. Sagan are not the best home-team, but still rate them as a favorite here.
Kofu doesn’t really seem like much, but they enjoy being the underdog, and we might see a similar scenario as in their 2-0 away win vs Kobe in R1. Rather big pref on under, and want to keep clear of any HCP-bets here.
Prediction: 1-0 or 1-1
My odds: DNB @ 1,83 / Over 2,25 @ 2,06
Market Price: -0,25 @ 1,86 / Over 2 @1,98
Kashiwa Reysol – Jubilo Iwata:
Predicted Starting Lineup Reysol:
Ito – Eduardo – Masushima – Wako
Kobayashi – Otani
Taketomi – Barada – Otsu (I)
Diego Oliveira (I)
Predicted Starting Lineup Iwata:
2Nakamura – 3Oi(I) – 35Morishita – 5Sakurauchi
13Miyazaki – 7Ueda
15Adailton (K) – 4Kobayashi – 9Ota
2 straight losses for Reysol, who are off to a bad start. Haven’t looked as sharp up front as they used to, and their new FW Diego Oliveira have looked downright poor.
Iwata with a great 2-1 win away vs giants Urawa last round, and actually deserved the win according to play too. Lost their opening match though, but are clearly not a team to be taken too lightly.
Looks like an open game, and expect chances at both ends so should be goals in it. Should be a good opportunity for REysol to take their first points too.
My odds: -0,25 @ 1,99 / Over 2,75 @ 1,91
Market Price: -0,25 @1,86 / Over 2,5 @ 1,93
Over 2,5 @ 1,97 (5 units)
Kawasaki Frontale – Nagoya Grampus:
Predicted Starting Lineup Kawasaki:
Elsinho (I) – Takeoka – Taniguchi – Kurumaya
Oshima – Eduardo Neto – Nakamura (I)
Morimoto – Okubo (K) – Kobayashi
Predicted Starting Lineup Nagoya:
19Yano – 2Takeuchi – 3Öhman – 33Yasuda
15Lee – 7Taguchi (I)
6Kobayashi – 20Yada – 11Nagai (I)
Both Kawasaki and Nagoya have 4 points so far, which is pretty good considering they have both met reigning champions Hiroshima. Kawasaki’s 1-0 away win was perhaps the most impressive, but they showed defensive weakness in the 4-4 draw with Shonan.
Nagoya’s new FW Simovic are off to a great start, having scored in both matches so far. Should be room for him here as well to get on the scoresheet considering Kawasaki’s defence, but still expect the home-team to come out on top.
Prediction: 2-1 or 3-1
My odds: -0,25 @ 1,82 / Over 2,75 @ 2,01
Market Price: -0,75 @ 1,97 / Over 3 @ 1,97
Nagoya 1×2 @ 4,64 (2 units)