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 home vs Nagasaki was disappointing.

Cerezo puts in good results without dazzling, and it was the same last round when they beat Vegalta 2-1. Have won 5 out of their last 6 matches, and should be the favorite here as well although their away-record so far is just so-so.  Find value in a low DNB, especially with Iwata missing key members.

Expected Starting Lineup Iwata:
3-4-2-1:
21Kaminski
4Shinzato – 3Oi(I) – 41Takahashi
24Ogawa – 23Yamamoto* – 7Taguchi – 6Guilherme
19Yamada* – 11Matsuura*
20Kawamata

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Ominami (S/R)
MF Musaev (R)
MF Adailton (I)
MF Nakamura (I)

Team Strength:
83%

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Cerezo Expected Starting Lineup:
4-4-2:
21Kim
2Matsuda – 22Jonjic – 23Yamashita*– 14Maruhashi
7Mizunuma – 6Yamaguchi (I) – 10Kiyotake(K) – 13Takagi
8Kakitani (K) – 9Sugimoto

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Tanaka (S/R)
DF Kimoto (R)
MF Akiyama (S/R)
MF Souza (R/I)
MF Osmar (S/R)
FW Sawakami (S/R)

Team Strength:
93%

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Prediction: 0-1 or 0-2

Bets:
Cerezo DNB @ 1,74 (30 units)

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