J.League 1 R17 – Cerezo vs Urawa Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Urawa Reds:

Cerezo looked poor last round when they lost 0-3 away vs Shimizu, and are in need of 3 points again here in order to get back in the race for a top 3 finish.  They are without Kiyotake and Kakitani here, who are arguably their 2 most influential players so that’s a bit of a blow.

Urawa got back to winning ways last round, but aren’t showing their full potential as of yet and it’s hard to judge how they will do the coming weeks.   I think we’ll atleast see an open game here with chances at both ends, and the Over 2,5 looks very interesting. I also liked the Cerezo DNB before team-news were out, but will still take a small stake on it as I doubt Cerezo will lose here.

Cerezo Expected Starting Lineup:
4-4-2:
21Kim
2Matsuda – 22Jonjic – 15Kimoto – 14Maruhashi
17Fukumitsu – 6Yamaguchi (I) – 11Souza – 24Yamamura*
13Takagi* – 9Sugimoto

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Tanaka (S/R)
DF Moniwa (S/R)
MF Akiyama (S/R)
MF Oyama (S/R)
MF Nishimoto (S/R)
MF Kiyotake (K)
FW Kakitani (K)

Team Strength:
86%

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Expected Starting Lineup Urawa:
3-3-2-2:
1Nishikawa
6Endo -2Mauricio – 5Makino(I)
27Hashioka –16Aoki – 10Kashiwagi (I) – 3Ugajin
9Muto – 12Fabricio
30Koroki (I)

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Yamada (S/R)
FW Nabbout (S/R)

Team Strength:
98%
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Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2

Bets:
Over 2,5 @ 1,87 (30 units)
Cerezo DNB @ 1,75 (10 units)

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