J.League 1 R2 – Cerezo vs Consadole Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Consadole Sapporo:

Cerezo scored a late goal to earn a draw at home vs Marinos in their season opener but were the better team in that match and deserved to win. Also got a goal wrongly disallowed at 0-0, and overall the match officials did a very poor job in that game.

Consadole suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat away against Sanfrecce in their first match which could just as well have ended a draw. There wasn’t much between the 2 teams in the end but Consadole weren’t sharp enough when they went forward.

It should be a big difference in quality between these 2 teams but Cerezo are still without key MF Kiyotake which somehow weakens them. But should still be a comfortable home-win in the end for Cerezo.

Cerezo Expected Starting Lineup:

4-4-2:
21Kim
2Matsuda – 22Jonjic – 15Kimoto – 14Maruhashi
7Mizunuma – 6Yamaguchi (I) – 11Souza – 13Takagi*
8Kakitani (K) – 9Sugimoto

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Fujimoto (S/R)
MF Kiyotake (K)
MF Fukumitsu (S/R)
FW Ricardo Santos (S/R)

Team Strength:
92%

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Consadole Expected Starting Lineup:

3-4-2-1:
25Gu
35Shindo* – 20Kim – 5Fukumori (I)
14Komai – 8Fukai – 10Miyazawa (I) – 38Suga
18Chanathip(I) – 41Miyoshi
48Jay Bothroyd

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Kikuchi (R)
DF Kawai (/S/R)

Team Strength:
98%

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Cerezo scored a late goal to earn a draw at home vs Marinos in their season opener but were the better team in that match and deserved to win. Also got a goal wrongly disallowed at 0-0, and overall the match officials did a very poor job in that game.

Consadole suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat away against Sanfrecce in their first match which could just as well have ended a draw. There wasn’t much between the 2 teams in the end but Consadole weren’t sharp enough when they went forward.

It should be a big difference in quality between these 2 teams but Cerezo are still without key MF Kiyotake which somehow weakens them. But should still be a comfortable home-win in the end for Cerezo.

Prediction: 2-0 or 2-1

My odds: -0,75 @ 2,04  / Over 2,5 @  1,95

Market Odds: -0,75 @ 1,93 / Over 2,25 @ 1,84

Bets:
None

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