J.League 1 R28 – Urawa vs Reysol Preview

Urawa Reds – Kashiwa Reysol: As the teams above them on the table are dropping lots of points, Urawa are still in with a chance of a top 4 finish and a win here will take them only 4 points behind ACL. They are playing well at the moment too, and the 4-0 win vs…

J.League 1 R28 – Nagasaki vs Kawasaki Preview

V-Varen Nagasaki – Kawasaki Frontale: 2 straight wins for Nagasaki, but I fear it’s not enough and still expect them to be relegated in the end. They are working hard though, and are not an easy team to meet but the difference in quality here vs a top Kawasaki-side should be too big for them…

J.League 1 R28 – Tokyo vs Shimizu Preview

FC Tokyo – Shimizu S-Pulse: Tokyo are without a win in 8 matches, and that 3rd place they’ve been clinging on to for the last few weeks will most likely be gone soon if that continues. They are playing without confidence, but on the positive side they have only conceded 3 goals in their last…

J.League 1 R28 – Kobe vs Kashima Preview

Vissel Kobe – Kashima Antlers: 5 straight defeats for Kobe in all competions, and they are now out of the race for a top 4 finish. They’ve looked really poor defensively and have conceded 14 goals in 5 matches. Kashima on the other hand are on a roll with 5 straight wins. They won both…

J.League 1 R28 – Gamba vs Hiroshima Preview

Gamba Osaka – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 3 straight wins here now for Gamba in the league, and they’ve beaten good teams like Kawasaki and Kobe.  They are definitely back on track, and if this continues they should avoid relegation. Hiroshima are still 1st, but they only got 2-2-2 on their last 6 in the league, and…

J.League 1 R28 – Marinos vs Vegalta Preview

Yokohama F Marinos  – Vegalta Sendai: Marinos are in good form with 4 wins in their last 5 in all competitions, but 2 of those wins came in the cup vs a poor Gamba side. Still, it’s good for their confidence and they are playing quite well too lately. Vegalta keeps picking up points here…

J.League 1 R28 – Consadole vs Sagan Preview

Consadole Sapporo – Sagan Tosu: Consadole have not been in the best of form after the earthquake that hit Sapporo a few weeks back, and they’ve lost all 3 matches since then (2 in the league, 1 in the cup).  The 0-7 loss  away vs Kawasaki was particularly bad, but they are still in with…

J.League 1 R27 – Betting Previews Sunday

Only bets, lineups and predictions today: Urawa Reds – Vissel Kobe: Expected Starting Lineup Urawa: 3-3-2-2: 1Nishikawa 31Iwanami – 2Mauricio – 5Makino(I) 27Hashioka –16Aoki – 10Kashiwagi (I) – 3Ugajin 9Muto – 11Fabricio 30Koroki (I) Injuries/Suspension: DF Moriwaki (S/R) MF Yamada (S/R) FW Nabbout (S/R) FW Zlatan (S/R) Team Strength: 96% —————– Expected Starting Lineup Kobe:…

J.League 1 R27 – Saturday’s Previews

No time for full previews, so will only post lineups, prediction and bets: Kashiwa Reysol – Sagan Tosu: Reysol Expected Starting Lineup: 4-4-2: 1Kirihata* 13Koike – 4Suzuki(I) –  22Park – 6Takaki* 14Ito (K) – 8Koizumi – 17Tetsuta – 10Esaka 18Segawa – 9Cristiano(I) Injuries/Suspension: GK Nakamura (I) DF Nakayama (S/R) Team Strength: 96% —————– Expected Starting…

J.League 1 R27 – Shimizu vs Gamba Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Gamba Osaka: Shimizu are not in a particular good form with just 2-1-5 on their last 8 matches and they have gone 3 in a row at home without winning.  They get back their key FW Douglas for this match though which is boost. Gamba took their first away-win of the season…

J.League 1 R26 – Kobe vs Gamba Preview

Vissel Kobe – Gamba Osaka: Gamba are still the only team yet to win away in the league, and got 0-2-10 overall on 12 matches. They get back their best FW in Hwang for this match, which is quite important. They have also made some changes tactically and swapped out several players, but I doubt…

J.League 1 R26 – Kawasaki vs Consadole Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – Consadole Sapporo: Consadole have never won away against Kawasaki, with an abysmal record of 0-0-8. However, Consadole of the old days is not comparable to how they are now, and Kawasaki have already lost 4 matches at  home this season so this year might be their chance. Kawasaki have been quite under…