J.League 1 R1 Previews – Sunday

Vegalta Sendai – Kashiwa Reysol: Vegalta finished in a respectable 12th place last season, but showed defensive weaknesses throughout the season and in the end it was only a handful of teams who conceded more goals than them.  They’ve made a couple of changes ahead of the new season, and in defence the new Korean…

J.League 1 – R1 Previews – Saturday

 Tokyo – Urawa Reds: High-spending FC Tokyo had a disastrous 2017-season, and finished as low as 13th despite ambitions of winning the title, or at the very least making it into the ACL.  The new players they brought failed to deliver, and the whole team lacked chemistry. They made additional changes ahead of this season,…

J.League 1 R1 Preview – Friday

Sagan Tosu – Vissel Kobe: J1 is finally back, and we start of wit a Friday-match, which is something new to J1 this season. Sagan Tosu will look to build on last year’s impressive 8th place finish, and haven’t made too many changes since last season.   Key striker the last couple of seasons Yohei Toyoda…