J.League 1 R5 – Iwata vs Urawa Preview

Jubilo Iwata – Urawa Reds: Big blow for Iwata as their arguably best player Adailton is out for what could be the rest of the season with a serious injury. In addition, veteran playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura is also sidelined so almost all their creativity is gone.  That means a lot of responsibility lies on Yamada…

J.League 1 R5 – Sagan vs Nagoya Preview

Sagan Tosu – Nagoya Grampus: Sagan are one of the teams expected to struggle this season but are off to a decent start with 5 points from 4 matches. Their only loss came last round at home vs Kashima Antlers but they played a decent game. Nagoya have spent big money ahead of this season…

J.League 1 R5 – Cerezo vs Shonan Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Shonan Bellmare: Cerezo are somehow yet to win a match this season, which is hugely disappointing as they have ambitions of challenging for the title.  They got 3 draws though so it hasn’t been all that bad but they showed some major weaknesses defensively. Shonan can be happy with their start as…

J.League 1 R5 – Kawasaki vs Hiroshima Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Both Kawasaki and Hiroshima got 10 points so far after 4 matches but it’s no doubt that it is Kawasaki that have looked the better side among them so far.  They’ve recorded some emphatic wins and completely dominated both Iwata and Gamba. That’s not saying Hiroshima hasn’t done well either,…

J.League 1 R5 – Tokyo vs Gamba Preview

FC Tokyo – Gamba Osaka: I don’t rate Tokyo this season in J1, and their start to the season have been quite underwhelming as well although they picked up a 1-0 win at home vs Shonan last round. They have a very dull and boring playstyle, and is by far the most grey team in…

J.League 1 R5 – Kashima vs Consadole Preview

Kashima Antlers – Consadole Sapporo: Kashima’s start to the season have been adequate, especially considering they are participating in ACL as well where they have had lots of success so far. They currently got a bunch of players out with injuries, and look particularly weakened in defence. Consadole got their first win of the season…

J.League 1 R5 – Shimizu vs Marinos Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Yokohama F Marinos: Shimizu have looked very impressive so far this season and done better than what most people were expecting. They are still unbeaten and seems to have responded to the tactical changes of Jan Jönsson well. They are a team that are very strong on counters, and I think that…

J.League 1 R5 – Vegalta vs Nagasaki Preview

Vegalta Sendai – V-Varen Nagasaki: Vegalta are off to an amazing start and are still unbeaten after 4 matches. They are not playing particularly nice, but always fight hard and is a very difficult team to play against.  For once they will be considered the favorite here and it will be interesting to see how…

J.League 1 R4 Betting Previews

No time for full previews for the rest of the games, so will obly post bets only:   Gamba vs Reysol: Gamba +0,25 @ 1,90 ( 15 units) Over2,25 @ 1,85 ( 10 units) Urawa Vs Marinos: Over 2,5 @ 1,92 ( 10 units) Kobe Vs Cerezo: Kobe +0,25 @ 1,98 ( 10 units) Sagan…

J.League 1 R4 – Tokyo vs Shonan Preview

FC Tokyo – Shonan Bellmare: Tokyo have been one of the highest spending teams in the league the last couple of seasons but are yet to transform that into any success on the field, and this season seems to be another disappointment for their fans. They have looked extremely poor so far, especially going forward…

J.League 1 R4 – Shimizu vs Vegalta Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Vegalta Sendai: Both Shimizu and Vegalta are off to a great start this season and still unbeaten. Few would have thought that at the start of the season and particularly Shimizu have looked impressive I think. Especially going forward, as their fast counter-attacking style developed under Jan Jönsson seems to be very…

J.League 1 R4 – Consadole vs Nagasaki Preview

Consadole Sapporo – V-Varen Nagasaki: Consadole are still without a win this season but have been playing well and it is only a matter of time before they start collecting points on a more regular basis I think. They are a joy to watch going forward, but  have looked very vulnerable on counter-attacks against. They…