Avispa Fukuoka – Nagoya Grampus:
Postponed due to Earthquake.
Urawa Reds – Vegalta Sendai:
Predicted Starting Lineup Urawa:
46Moriwaki – 6Endo – 5Makino(I)
3Ugajin –22Abe – 10Kashiwagi(I) – 24Sekine
20Lee – 9Muto (I)
Predicted Starting Lineup Vegalta:
27Oiwa – 13Hiraoka – 3Watanabe – 5Ishikawa
8Nozawa – 17Tomita – 6Kim – 18Mita
7Okuno – 20Ramon Lopes
GK Rokutan (R)
GK Seki (R)
MF Ryang (I)
FW Kanakubo (R)
FW Wilson (I)
Urawa with 4-1-1 from 6 matches, and have had a good start to their season. Were held to a 0-0 draw away vs Marinos last round, but were the best team and should have won according to chances.
Vegalta are a bit ouf of it with 3 straight losses and 4 losses in the last 5. Struggled a lot defensively in their last couple of matches, and are missing their 2 best GK’s which affects them.
Don’t see Vegalta have much chance of points here, and this should be an easy home-win. Expect goals as well, but not sure if Vegalta will manage to score.
Prediction: 3-1 or 3-0
My odds: -1,25 @ 1,89 / Over 2,75 @ 1,99
Market Price: -1,5 @ 2,08 / Over 2,75 @ 1,85
FC Tokyo – Kawasaki Frontale:
Predicted Starting Lineup Tokyo:
2Tokunaga – 3Morishige(I) – 5Maruyama – 25Ogawa
38Higashi – 7Yonemoto –14Ha – 17Kawano
20Maeda (I) – 44Abe
DF Komano (R)
MF Ishikawa (S/R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Kawasaki:
18Elsinho (I) – 3Nara – 23Eduardo – 20Kurumaya
19Moriya – 10Oshima – 14Nakamura (I) – 25Kano
13Okubo (K) – 11Kobayashi
DF Komiyama (S/R)
DF Igawa (S/R)
FW Morimoto (R)
Tokyo 3-0-3 so far, which is slightly weaker than expected but they have met some good teams. Have another tough match coming up here, but their attack has been boosted by the excellent Muriqui. Not likely that he will start here, but might be able to make a difference coming off the bench as well.
Kawasaki are unbeaten so far with 4-2-0, and have had a great start to their season. Havent looked that impressive playwise though in all of their matches, and were lucky to end up with the win last round vs Sagan.
Think that Tokyo can bounce back with a win here, or atleast get a result. Kawasaki only got 2 away-matches so far, and although they won both I don’t rate them as a particularly strong away-team. Should be an open game as well with chances and possibly goals at both ends.
Prediction: 2-1 or 1-1
My odds: DNB @ 1,85 / Over 2,5 @ 1,82
Market Price: DNB @ 1,97 / Over 2,5 @ 1,98
Over 2,5 @ 1,98 (5 units)
Omiya Ardija – Ventforet Kofu:
Predicted Starting Lineup Omiya:
19Okui – 2Kikuchi – 3Koumoto – 22Wada
17Yokotani – 23Kanazawa –10Iwakami – 39Izumisawa
81Mrdja (K) – 41Ienaga (I)
DF Fukuda (R)
DF Watabe (S/R)
AM Pecnik (R/I)
MF Yokoyama (R)
Predicted Starting Lineup Kofu:
8Arai – 17Tsuda –4Yamamoto
16Matsuhashi– 27Celeski – 20Kurogi – 14Tanaka
23Inagaki – 10Cristiano (K)
DF Tsuchiya (R)
MF Hashizune (R)
MF Ishihara (S/R)
Nice come from behind win for Omiya last round away vs Nagoya, but had a couple of poor matches prior to that. Are a team that often goes on streaks, and think they can build on their win in Nagoya and get another 3 points here.
Kofu haven’t looked like much so far, and must find themselves lucky to end up with the 3 points in the 3-1 win vs Shonan last round. Very poor form prior to that, and think they will lose this one. Slight under-pref.
My odds: -0,5 @ 1,83 / Over 2,5 @ 2,04
Market Price: -0,25 @ 2,04 / Over 2 @ 1,85
Omiya -0,25 @ 2,04 (10 units)
Over 2 @ 1,85 (7,5 units)
Shonan Bellmare – Kashima Antlers:
Predicted Starting Lineup Shonan:
6Misao – 4Andre Bahia (I) – 36Okamoto
14Fujita – 15Hasegawa – 16Ishikawa – 10D.Kikuchi
19Otsuki – 23Takayama (I)
MF S.Kikuchi (R)
MF Paulinho (R/I)
Predicted Starting Lineup Kashima:
22Nishi – 3Shoji – 23Ueda– 16Yamamoto
25Endo– 10Shibasaki (I) – 6Nagaki – 7Caio (I)
33Kanazaki(I) – 8Doi
DF Seok (R)
MF Ogasawara (R/I)
Shonan are still without a win, but they have been very unlucky in some of their matches, including the 1-3 loss away vs Kofu last round which they dominated for large parts of the game. They certainly got some defensive problems, but have in most of their matches created lots of chances.
Kashima are one of the early pacesetters so far, with 4-1-1 from 6 matches. The 4-1 win at home vs Hiroshima last round was particularly impressive. Except for that match, they have been very under so far this season.
Shonan will start picking up points sooner or later, but against a tough opponent like Kashima here I still expect them to lose. Should be an entertaining match though, like with all of Shonan’s matches, and expect goals.
Prediction: 1-2 or 1-3
My odds: +0,5 @ 2,00 / Over 2,75 @ 1,89
Market Price: +1 @ 1,82 / Over 2,75 @ 1,95
Shonan 1×2 @ 5,72 (2,5 units)
Shonan +1 @ 1,82 (2,5 units)
Over 2,75 @ 1,95 (5 units)
Jubilo Iwata – Yokohama F Marinos:
Predicted Starting Lineup Iwata:
13Miyazaki – 3Oi(I) – 35Morishita – 5Sakurauchi
7Ueda – 23Yamamoo
15Adailton (K) – 4Kobayashi – 9Ota
FW Jay (K)
Predicted Starting Lineup Marinos:
23Shimohira – 22Nakazawa (I) – 5Fabio – 13Kobayashi
18Endo* – 10Nakamura (I) – 20Martinus
AM Saito (I)
Iwata are in good form, with 2-3-0 on their last 5 matches. Been playing quite good too, but have actually been better away than home so far.
Marinos are also doing well, with 3-2-0 on their last 5, and they will be looking for another win here. A bit lucky to avoid defeat vs Urawa at home last round, but were very impressive in the 2-1 away win vs Gamba.
Think we might see a close game here, but have Marinos as a slight favorite, especially since Iwata are without their ace FW Jay Bothroyd. Kinda like overs, but with Jay out will Iwata score?
Prediction: 0-2 or 1-2
MY odds: +0,25 @ 1,98 / Over 2,5 @ 1,99
Market Price: +0,5 @1,87 / Over 2,25 @ 1,97
Over 2,25 @ 1,97 (5 units)
Sagan Tosu – Vissel Kobe:
Postponed due to Earthquake.