J.League 1 R7 – Nagoya vs Vegalta Preview

Nagoya Grampus – Vegalta Sendai:

Nagoya’s in a bit of a rut with 3 straight defeats and they are not playing as good as they did earlier in the season. To make things worse their playmaker Gabriel Xavier is also sidelined which is a big blow.

Vegalta suffered their first loss of the season last round away against Urawa so their luck might be about to change now.  They’ve played well and showed a very strong fighting-spirit so far and could have gotten away with something vs Urawa too with a bit more luck.

But I don’t agree that they should be considered favorites away against Nagoya, so I find very good value on the +0,25 line on Nagoya here as I think they will atleast avoid defeat despite their poor form.

Nagoya Expected Starting Lineup:
6Miyahara –3Kushibiki*– 41Sugahara – 14Akiyama
29Izumi –  4Y.Kobayashi – 9Hasegawa
23Aoki – 7Jo (K)  -11Sato*

FW Matsumoto (S)
FW Gabriel Xavier (K)

DF Rocha (R)

Team Strength:


Expected Starting Lineup Vegalta:
13Hiraoka – 27Oiwa (I) –34Tsuihashi*
4Hachisuka– 17Tomita(I) –16Notsuda – 23Nakano
30Nishimura* – 19Germain*

DF Itakura (R)
MF Okuno (R)
MF Shoji (S/R)
FW Rafaelson (S/R)
FW Abe (R)

Team Strength:


Prediction: 2-1 or 1-1

Nagoya +0,25 @ 2,03 (25 units)


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