J.League 1 R25 – Iwata vs Nagoya Preview

Jubilo Iwata – Nagoya Grampus:

Iwata are a bit in the middle of nowhere on the table, and their form the last couple of months have been quite poor with just 2 wins on their last 11 matches. They have been missing several key members for almost the entire season, so they can still be happy with their relatively strong 10th place so far.

Nagoya are the form team no.1 at the moment with 6 impressive wins in a row. They are scoring goals for fun with the Brazilian Jo being particularly impressive with 10 goals on the last 5 matches, including 2 hat-tricks.

I  backed Nagoya for all their 6 recent wins and will do it again here as I don’t agree at all with Iwata being rated as the favorite. I will take both the 1×2 and DNB, and it’s my favorite bet of the round.  I also expect goals, and the Over 2,75 line is interesting but my main bets will be on Nagoya.

Expected Starting Lineup Iwata:
3Oi(I) – 41Takahashi – 33Fujita*
14Matsumoto* – 19Yamada* –  7Taguchi – 24Ogawa
22Okubo (I) – 20Kawamata

DF Shinzato (R)
MF Harigaya (S/R)
MF Musaev (R)
MF Adailton (I)
MF Nakamura (I)

FW Ogawa (S/R)

Team Strength:


Nagoya Expected Starting Lineup:
31Kanai– 20Nakatani (I) – 17Maruyama – 5Miyahara
28Tamada – 4Kobayashi – 15Eduardo Neto(I) – 25Maeda
10Gabriel Xavier(K) – 7Jo (I)

DF Rocha (R)

Team Strength:


Prediction: 1-2 or 1-3

Nagoya DNB @ 2,09 (60 units)
Over 2,75 @ 1,99 (40 units)
Nagoya 1×2 @ 2,81 (40 units)

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