Yokohama F Marinos – Urawa Reds:
Predicted Starting Lineup Marinos:
23Shimohira – 22Nakazawa (I) – 5Fabio – 13Kobayashi
11Saito (I) – 10Nakamura (I) – 20Martinus
Predicted Starting Lineup Urawa:
46Moriwaki – 6Endo – 5Makino(I)
3Ugajin –22Abe – 10Kashiwagi(I) – 24Sekine
20Lee – 9Muto (I)
Marinos have 3 straight wins now in the league, and have looked very solid. Rested all 11 players in the cup-game midweek, so should be well-rested ahead of this match. The new signings Martinus and Kayke both looked excellent vs Gamba, and gave their attack a new dimension.
Urawa are also in great form, and won 1-0 at home vs Chinese giants Evergrande in ACL midweek. Not an easy game, and it might have costed but Urawa got a big squad so might not affect them too much.
Think we’ll see an interesting an evenly contested game, but still rate the visitors as a small favorite. Will bring a lot of supporters to Yokohama as well, so the home-advantage isn’t as big as usual I think. Expect both teams to score.
Prediction: 1-2 or 2-2
My odds: DNB @ 2,09 / Over 2,5 @ 1,83
Market Price: +0,25 @ 1,86 / Over 2,5 @ 2,06
Over 2,25 @ 1,86 (5 units)
Nagoya Grampus – Omiya Ardija:
Predicted Starting Lineup Nagoya:
19Yano – 2Takeuchi – 3Öhman – 33Yasuda
15Lee – 7Taguchi (I)
6Kobayashi – 11Kawamata – 11Nagai (I)
AM Yada (R)
FW Matsuda (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Omiya:
5Numata – Kikuchi – 3Koumoto – 22Wada
41Ienaga (I) – 18Yokoyama –10Iwakami – 39Izumisawa
8Mrdja (K) – 9Pecnik
DF Fukuda (R)
Nagoya has been a bit all over the place so far in the league, with 2-1-2 from 5 matches. More disappointing is it that they lost all 3 matches in the cup, despite fielding pretty decent squads in all games.
Omiya got 3 poor results in a row now, and have not looked anywhere near how they were in their opening 2 matches. Have had success in the cup, with 2-1-0 so far including a 1-0 home-win vs Nagoya.
Tricky game to predict, but Omiya’s form is not good and I do have a small home-pref. Blank on the total.
Prediction: 2-1 or 1-1
My odds: -0,25 @ 1,99 / Over 2,5 @ 2,00
Market Price: -0,25 @ 1,90 / Over 2,5 @ 1,94
Vissel Kobe – Avispa Fukuoka:
Predicted Starting Lineup Kobe:
6Sho. Takahashi –5Iwanami – 39Inoha – 3Soma
19Watanabe – 24Mihara – 14Fujita – 13Ogawa
7Pedro Junior – 11Leandro (I)
DF Yamaguchi (S/R)
MF Muramatsu (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Avispa:
22Nakamura – 20Kim – 2Hamada – 18Kamekawa
10Jogo(I) – 15Sueyoshi (I) – 6Danilson – 13Tameda
7Kanamori – 17Wellington (I)
Kobe are in decent form with 3 wins in their last 4 matches, including a 2-1 home win vs Gamba. Won both matches in the cup as well, and are looking very sharp at the moment.
Avispa are yet to win in the league, and have just 0-2-3 so far. Looks like the weakest team in the league at the moment, and think they could be in for a struggle here. Didn’t play midweek, so should be well-rested, but can’t see them being a match for Kobe here. Expect goals as well!
My odds: -1 @ 1,96 / Over 2,75 @ 1,89
Market Price: -0,75 @1,91 / Over 2,5 @ 1,87
Kobe -0,75 @ 1,91 (10 units)
Over 2,5 @ 1,87 (7,5 units)
Vegalta Sendai – Gamba Osaka:
Predicted Starting Lineup Vegalta:
27Oiwa – 13Hiraoka – 3Watanabe – 5Ishikawa
7Okuno – 17Tomita – 18Mita – 20 Ramon Lopes
9Wilson (I) – 11Kanazono
GK Rokutan (R)
GK Seki (R)
MF Fujimura (R)
MF Ryang (I)
FW Kanakubo (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Gamba:
4Fujiharu – 15Konno – 6Kim – 22Yonekura
11Kurata – 21Ideguchi – 7Endo (K) – 13Abe
39Usami (K) – Patric
DF Niwa (R/I)
DF Oh (R)
MF Okazaki (S/R)
MF Omori (R)
Vegalta 2 straight defeats in the league, and looked really out of depth last round when they lost 3-0 away vs Hiroshima. Done better in the cup, with 2-1-0 there so far.
Gamba are not hitting on all sylinders, and the loss of Niwa in their defence is causing more problem than first anticipated. Lost 2 in a row in the league, and also lost 0-2 in ACL midweek.
Vegalta got some injury problems here with both their 2 best GK’s out injured as well as their playmaker. Don’t rate Vegalta this season, so think Gamba have a good chance at getting back on track here. Looks fairly under this one.
My odds: +0,25 @ 2,07 / Over 2,5 @ 2,08
Market Price: +0,25 @ 2,02 / Over 2,5 @ 1,98
Under 2,5 @ 1,89 (5 units)
Ventforet Kofu – Shonan Bellmare:
Predicted Starting Lineup Kofu:
16Matsuhashi – 17Tsuda – 3Hatao
14Tanaka– 30Hosaka – 20Kurogi – 28Hashizune
23Inagaki – 10Cristiano (K)
DF Yamamoto (R)
DF Tsuchiya (R)
MF Arai (R)
MF Ishihara (S/R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Shonan:
6Misao – 4Andre Bahia (I) – 36Okamoto
14Fujita – 8Yamada – 5Paulinho – 10D.Kikuchi
22Shimoda – 23Takayama (I)
MF S.Kikuchi (R)
Kofu 4 poor results in a row, and are really out of it. Already sailing up as a favorite for relegation, and their play in their last 2 matches in particular have been very abysmal.
Shonan are still yet to win with just 0-2-3 so far, but are playing well and creating lots of chances. With Kofu missing 2/3’s of their 3-backline here I think Shonan got a good chance at 3 points, and also expect goals!
My odds: +0,25 @ 1,81 / Over 2,5 @ 1,84
Market Price: DNB @ 1,95 / Over 2 @ 1,97
Shonan DNB @ 2,01 (5 units)
Over 2 @ 1,92 (10 units)
Kawasaki Frontale – Sagan Tosu:
Predicted Starting Lineup Kawasaki:
18Elsinho (I) – 3Nara – 23Eduardo – 5Taniguchi
19Moriya – Tasaka – 14Nakamura (I) – 20Kurumaya
13Okubo (K) – Morimoto
DF Takeoka (R)
MF Oshima (R)
FW Kobayashi (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Sagan:
8Fujita – 5Kim MH – 29Taniguchi– 23Yoshida
10Kim MW – 24Kamada – 16Choi
11Toyoda (K) – 18Tomiyama
DF Kikuchi (R/I)
MF Okamoto (R)
FW Okada (R)
Kawasaki still unbeaten, and got 3-2-0 so far. Looked very good particularly away, but at home they have drawn 2 out of 3 matches.
Sagan got 1-2-2 so far, with the sole win coming in R1 vs poor Avispa. Looked very weak so far, and wouldn’t be surprised if Sagan were one of the teams to go down this year if this continues. Lost both their 2 way-matches so far, and cant see them have any chance at points here. Tricky total, but it could get ugly.
Prediction: 2-0 or 3-0
My odds: -1 @ 2,01 / Over 2,5 @ 2,01
Market Price: -0,75 @ 1,87 / Over 2,75 @ 1,98
Kawasaki -0,75 @ 1,82 (5 units)
Kashima Antlers – Sanfrecce Hiroshima:
Predicted Starting Lineup Kashima:
22Nishi – 3Shoji – 23Ueda– 6Yamamoto
34Suzuki – 10Shibasaki (I) – 40Ogasawara – 7Caio (I)
DF Seok (R)
MF Endo (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
5Chiba – 33Shiotani – 4Mizumoto
14Mikic – 6Aoyama(I) – 37Miyahara– 18Kashiwa
DF Sasaki (R)
MF Ka.Morisaki (R)
MF Moritani (S/R)
FW Asano (R)
Kashima got 3-1-1 so far, and have looked extremely under in all of their matches so far. Got a very strong defence, but lacks some firepower up front. Won both their 2 home-matches si far without any major problems.
Hiroshima are back on track with 2 straight wins, and also won their last 2 ACL-matches vs Buriram. Were in Thailand midweek, so it’s a long travel back which could affect them here.
Open game, but think the home-advantage can tip it into Kashima’s favour. Hiroshima have been very over the last 3 matches, but still leaning towards an under here mainly cause of Kashima.
Prediction: 1-0 or 1-1
My odds: -0,25 @ 2,04 / Over 2,25 @ 1,89
Market Price: -0,5 @2,04 / Over 2,75 @ 2,07
Hiroshima 1×2 @ 3,74 (2,5 units)
Under 2,75 @ 1,89 (7,5 units)
Albirex Niigata – Jubilo Iwata:
Predicted Starting Lineup Albirex:
25Oya – 2Ono –3Masuda– 7Cortez
13Kato – 8Leo Silva(I) – 6Kobayashi – 14Tanaka
11Ibusuki – 9Yamazaki
DF Matsubara (R)
DF Fitzgerald (R)
FW Rafael Silva (I)
FW Suzuki (S/R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Iwata:
2Nakamura – 3Oi(I) – 33Fujita – 5Sakurauchi
13Miyazaki – 40Kawabe
15Adailton (K) – 4Kobayashi – 9Ota
DF Morishita (R)
MF Ueda (R)
2-1-2 so far for Albirex, but can’t say I have been impressed by them playwise. Looked poor defensively in particular, and are yet to win at home.
Iwata have proved themselves competitive so far with 1-3-1 on 5 matches. The only loss came in R1 so they are unbeaten for 4 matches now. They have met some good teams as well, and I think they will get away with a result here or perhaps even the 3 points. Slight over-pref too.
My odds: DNB @ 2,07 / Over 2,5 @ 1,84
Market Price: -0,25 @ 1,82 / Over 2,5 @ 1,92
Iwata +0,5 @ 1,85 (7,5 units)
Iwata 1×2 @3,73 (2,5 units)
Over 2,5 @ 1,92 (5 units)
Kashiwa Reysol – FC Tokyo:
Predicted Starting Lineup Reysol:
27Imai – 5Masushima– 4Nakatani – 22Wako
25Kobayashi – 7Otani
15Taketomi – 17Akino – 10Otsu (I)
DF Yamanaka (S/R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Tokyo:
2Tokunaga – Yoshimoto – 5Maruyama – 25Ogawa
38Higashi – 7Yonemoto –14Ha – 17Kawano
20Maeda (I) – 44Abe
DF Komano (R)
DF Morishige (I)
MF Ishikawa (S/R)
Reysol yet to win in the league, but last 3 have ended a draw. Finally won in the cup midweek, so seems to have gotten their season starting now. Looked good in attack, and scored a decent amount of goals.
Tokyo got 3-0-2 in the league, but have been busy with ACL as well lately and were in China midweek. Missing their best DF here which could be a blow. Think we’ll see an open-match with chances at both ends, and Reysol to avoid defeat in the end.
Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2
My odds: -0,25 @ 2,09 / Over 2,75 @ 2,08
Market Price: DNB @2,11 / Over 2,25 @ 1,88
Reysol DNB @ 2,11 (5 units)
Over 2,25 @ 1,88 (5 units)