J.League 1 R11 – Gamba vs Sagan Preview

Gamba Osaka – Sagan Tosu: Gamba have won their last 2 home-matches, but are still not 100% back on track. Still got some injuries but hard to see why they shouldn’t be a big favorite here vs a Sagan-side who have lost 5 in a row. Sagan are scoring few goals at the moment too,…

J.League 1 R11 – Marinos vs Kashima Preview

Yokohama F Marinos – Kashima Antlers: Hard to see why Kashima are made such big favorites here, as their form is horrible and have only won 1 out of 5 away-matches so far this season. They get back some members from injuries, but are still not anywhere near full-strength. Marinos are not in the best…

J.League 1 R11 – Kobe vs Kawasaki Preview

Vissel Kobe – Kawasaki Frontale: Kobe have been very over at home so far this season with an average of 4,00, and they are definitely stronger going forward than they are defending. Kawasaki have been under away so far, but is a team with big potential for goals. Get back their ace striker Kobayashi for…

J.League 1 R11 – Urawa vs Shonan Preview

Urawa Reds – Shonan Bellmare: This match has the potential to be a goal-fest, but fact is Urawa have been very under at home so far this season with an average of just 1,60. With a new manager at the helm as well I expect them to be a bit cautious as well in the…

J.League 1 R11 – Iwata vs Cerezo Preview

Jubilo Iwata – Cerezo Osaka: Iwata are struck by some even more bad news with playmaker Nakamura lined out for the next couple of weeks. That means they are missing their arguably 3 best midfielders at the moment, and look rather weak overall. Their form hasn’t been too bad lately, but the 1-2 loss at…

J.League 1 R11 – Tokyo vs Nagoya Preview

FC Tokyo – Nagoya Grampus: Expected Starting Lineup Tokyo: 4-4-2: 33Hayashi 2Muroya – 5Maruyama* – 3Morishige(I) – 25Ogawa 38Higashi – 18Hashimoto – 8Takahagi- 39Omori 9Diego Oliveira(I) – 11Nagai Injuries/Suspension: DF Jang Hyun Soo (R) MF Uchida (S/R) Team Strength: 97% —————— Nagoya Expected Starting Lineup: 4-4-2: 22Langerak 6Miyahara –36Rocha – 41Sugahara – 3Kushibiki 29Izumi –…

J.League 1 R11 – Shimizu vs Reysol Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Kashiwa Reysol: Shimizu with a rare win last round, but it came against a Nagoya-side who doesn’t seem able to get out of their current crisis.  They have been extremely under at home this season with an average of just 1,00 goal, and all 5 matches there have gone under. Reysol continue…

J.League 1 R11 – Vegalta vs Consadole Preview

Vegalta Sendai – Consadole Sapporo: Consadole’s good form is continuing and they fought hard to turn around 0-1 to 2-1 vs Marinos at home last round. The form team no-1 in the league at the moment, but they have only won 1 away-match though so far. It’s been a bit tougher for Vegalta I nrecent…

J.League 1 R11 – Nagasaki vs Hiroshima Preview

V-Varen Nagasaki – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Nagasaki Expected Starting Lineup: 3-4-2-1: 30Tokushige 32Tokunaga –4Takasugi – 5Tagami 3Iio – 17Nakahara– 10Kurogi- 28Onaga 19Sawada – 20Nakamura 9Juanma(I) Injuries/Suspension: – Team Strength: 100% —————– Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima: 4-4-2: 1Hayashi 33Wada – 4Mizumoto – 2Nogami* – 19Sasaki* 30Shibasaki – 6Aoyama –15Inagaki – 18Kashiwa 20Watari – 9Kudo Injuries/Suspension: DF Chiba…

J.League 1 R10 – Sagan vs Kawasaki Preview

Sagan Tosu – Kawasaki Frontale: Sagan got 4 straight defeats and have lost 5 out of their last 6 so they are really out of it. Looked fairly good early on in the season but are not playing together as team at the moment and also look weak up front without Ibarbo.  Seems to be…

J.League 1 R10 – Cerezo vs Vegalta Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Vegalta Sendai: Cerezo lost the Osaka-derby last weekend but have looked strong overall lately. They still got a lot of injuries though, although only 2-3 players of any major significance. Vegalta’s form have taken a dip lately with just 4 points from their last 4 matches. They suffered an ugly 0-3 defeat…

J.League 1 R10 – Nagoya vs Shimizu Preview

Nagoya Grampus – Shimizu S-Pulse: Nagoya are in big trouble and have lost 6 matches in a row. They have conceded a lot of goals, but it’s been a lot worse away than at home.  Morale can’t be high at the moment, but I think they got a good chance of getting back on track…