Gamba Osaka – Kashiwa Reysol:
Predicted Starting Lineup Gamba:
4Fujiharu – 5Niwa – 6Kim – 22Yonekura
15Konno – 7Endo (K)
13Abe -39Usami (K) – 9Ademilson
MF Ideguchi (R)
FW Patric (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Reysol:
14Ito – 5Masushima– 4Nakatani – 22Wako
25Kobayashi – 7Otani – 8Barada
15Taketomi – 11Diego Oliveira – 19Nakayama
DF Yamanaka (S/R)
AM Otsu (I)
FW Tanaka (R)
Gamba with a nice win vs Vegalta last round, but didn’t dominate as much as what the scoreline suggested. Vegalta had the most chances/efforts on goals, and all of Gamba’s 3 goals came early in the match. Have not been hitting on all sylinders so far with 3-0-3 overall, but got some good news with Niwa and Kim returning to their central defence here.
Finally a win for Reysol last round at home vs Tokyo, in what was a scrappy and evenly contested match. Unbeaten on 4 matches now, as the 3 previous matches all ended a draw. Reysol have been playing some good football, and would have deserved to end up with more points than what they have done. Not a team to be underestimated, and think they can give Gamba a run for the points here.
Especially considering Gamba got ACL coming up midweek, and a 100% must-win game there if they want to advance. Kinda like overs too.
Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2
My odds: -0,5 @ 1,99 / Over 2,5 @ 1,83
Market Price: -0,5 @ 1,93 / Over 2,5 @ 1,95
Over 2,5 @ 1,95 (5 units)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Albirex Niigata:
Predicted Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
5Chiba – 33Shiotani – 4Mizumoto
14Mikic – 6Aoyama(I) – 8Ka.Morisaki– 18Kashiwa
DF Sasaki (R)
FW Asano (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Albirex:
28Hayakawa – 2Ono –3Masuda– 7Cortez
13Kato – 8Leo Silva(I) – 25Oya – 14Tanaka
11Ibusuki – 10Rafael Silva (I)
DF Fitzgerald (R)
MF Kobayashi (R)
Hiroshima with an ugly loss last round as they fell to a 1-4 away-defeat vs in-form Kashima. 2 strong results in a row prior to that, but 2-2-2 overall is quite disappointing for the reigning champions.
Albirex got 2-1-3 so far, but have looked poor playwise and both their 2 wins were against teams from the bottom half of the table. Don’t rate them too highly this season, and think they will struggle here.
Clear home-win, possibly by a few goals too.
Prediction: 3-0 or 3-1
My odds: -1 @ 1,82 / Over 2,5 @ 1,87
Market Price: -0,75 @ 1,99 / Over 2,75 @ 1,93
Sanfrecce Hiroshima -0,75 @ 1,99 (10 units)