J.League 1 R18 – Sagan vs Iwata Preview

Sagan Tosu – Jubilo Iwata:

Sagan are scoring very little goals at the moment but have improved on their form compared to earlier in the season. They lost 0-1 at home vs Vegalta last round but had a good spell prior to that. Since then they have signed another striker in the highly rated Kanazaki from Kashima, and with Torres starting most likely on the bench again too I expect them to have a lot more firepower up front now than earlier. And Iwata are still suffering from a lot of injuries, and are currently without a win on their last 4 matches.

Expected Starting Lineup Sagan:
20Gonda (I)
8Fujita – 3Takahashi – 5Kim – 23Yoshida
4Harakawa – 36H.Takahashi – 6Fukuda
27Tagawa*– 44Kanazaki(I) – 40Ono

GK Akahoshi (S/R)
FW Choi (R)

Team Strength:


Expected Starting Lineup Iwata:
4Shinzato – 3Oi(I) – 41Takahashi
24Ogawa – 30Uehara*- 7Taguchi – 13Miyazaki* – 14Matsumoto
11Matsuura* – 20Kawamata

MF Harigaya (S/R)
MF Musaev (R)
MF Adailton (I)
MF Nakamura (I)
MF Sakurauchi (R)
FW Morbeck (S/R)
FW Ogawa (S/R)

Team Strength:


Prediction: 1-0 or 2-0

Sagan DNB @ 1,72 (30 units)

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