J.League 1 – R2 Betting Previews – Saturday

Very poor round last weekend, with only 1 bet winning in the end.  Still, a lot of close calls though, and luckily some of the losses were covered live.

We try again this week, and start off with Urawa vs Cerezo.  Urawa have been extremely over so far this season, and don’t think we’ll see any different here.  Expect a fast-paced game with chances at both ends, and if Kiyotake will debut for Cerezo I think the chances of an upset is also pretty good.  Especially considering how woeful Urawa have been in defence so far.

Kofu vs Kashima is another match that promises goals. Like I said before, I don’t think Kofu’s defence is gonna do well this season, and I doubt they will keep a clean sheet here as well.  Not ruling out them getting away with some points here though, and in my book Kashima have been made way too big favorites here, especially considering they played in Thailand just a few days ago.

Tokyo did well in R1, but I still think they are being over-hyped. However, they just signed Peter Utaka as well now, so suddenly they got one of the best looking attacks in the league. That is if Utaka/Okubo etc can work together though.  It’s still early in the season though, so big chance of screws up all around, and the price on Omiya here is worth a shot.

Iwata should be made bigger favorites at home vs Vegalta I think, and there is value in the DNB.  Expect a close match, but don’t think Iwata will lose as I rate them as the better team here.

At last, Kobe at home vs Albirex looks like a great bet. Kobe lost their ace-striker Leandro to an awful injury last match, but they should still have enough strength to beat Albirex easily here, and the -0,5 is one of my biggest bets of the round.

High (15 units):
Urawa – Cerezo Over 2,75 @ 1,97
Kofu – Kashima Over 2,5 @ 2,03
Kobe -0,5 @ 2,07

Medium (10 units):
Kofu +1 @  1,92

Small (5 units):
Cerezo 1×2 @7,38
Kofu 1×2 @6,54
Omiya 1×2 @4,55
Iwata DNB @ 1,90

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