J.League 1 R31 – Kashima vs Cerezo Preview

Kashima Antlers – Cerezo Osaka: Kashima are focusing on the ACL final this weekend, and have decided to rest almost their entire starting eleven with only GK Kwoun and DF Shoji remaining from the team that started their last match. That means Cerezo got a great chance of 3 points here, and this is an…

J.League 1 R28 – Iwata vs Shonan Preview

Jubilo Iwata – Shonan Bellmare: Iwata is in poor form and have just won 1 out of their last 9 matches in the league.  They are in need of points as they are just 1 point clear of relegation. They are still without several key players, and Nakamura is also ruled out for this one…

J.League 1 R18 – Nagoya vs Consadole Preview

Nagoya Grampus – Consadole Sapporo: Both teams are in need of points here, with Consadole still trailing 3rd placed FC Tokyo by 1 point, while Nagoya are still very much involved in the relegation-zone. Consadole’s form is bad with just 1 win on their last 6 matches, but they’ve showed improvements in the last couple…

J.League 1 R30 – Nagasaki vs Iwata Preview

V-Varen Nagasaki – Jubilo Iwata: Two teams in big trouble, and time is starting to run out for Nagasaki who are desperate for 3 points here.  They have improved a bit lately though with 2-1-1 on their last 4 matches, but they are still 5 points behind the nearest team. Their home-form is horrible with…

J.League 1 R30 – Kawasaki vs Kobe Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – Vissel Kobe: Kawasaki seems to be heading straight towards their 2nd consecutive league trophy.  Unbeaten on their last 5 matches, and their home-form is very impressive with 6-1-0 on their last 7 with just 1 conceded goal. Kobe on the other hand are without a win for 7 matches, but we’ll see…

J.League 1 R30 – Tokyo vs Cerezo Preview

FC Tokyo – Cerezo Osaka: 2 teams in poor form, and both are in need of points here if they want to be in race for 3rd place and ACL next year. Especially Cerezo, and for them this is almost a must-win as they are about to fall too far behind the other teams up…

J.League 1 R30 – Shonan vs Consadole Preview

Shonan Bellmare – Consadole Sapporo: Shonan are flying high as they qualified for the cupfinal after beating Reysol on pk’s last weekend.  Their form is also very good with just 1 loss in their last 10 matches in all competitions They are still involved in the relegation-zone and are in need of points here. Consadole…

J.League 1 R30 – Urawa vs Kashima Preview

Urawa Reds – Kashima Antlers: Urawa are in good form and, and seems to have turned their form around the last couple of weeks. A win here will take them just 1 point clear of Kashima who currently holds 3rd place, so it’s a very important match for them. Kashima on the other hand have…

J.League 1 R30 – Gamba vs Marinos Preview

Gamba Osaka – Yokohama F Marinos: Gamba are in great form with 4 straight wins, and if they win here as well they will take a big step away from the relegation-zone for good.  Their home-form is also superb with 7-3-1 on their last 11 in the league. Yokohama are also doing well with 7-1-1…

J.League 1 R30 – Shimizu vs Hiroshima Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Difficult match to predict, but Shimizu are flying high at the moment after that 5-1 win over arch-rivals Iwata last round. Their form is quite good with 4 wins in their last 6 matches, but they have to do without key FW Douglas for this one, and important MF Kawai…

J.League 1 R30 – Vegalta vs Sagan Preview

Vegalta Sendai – Sagan Tosu: Vegalta have only 1 point on their last 3 matches and need to get back on track if they want to stay in the race for 3rd place.  Their home-form is good with 4-1-0 on their last 5, and they should be considered favorites here as well. Sagan seems a…

J.League 1 R30 – Reysol vs Nagoya Preview

Kashiwa Reysol – Nagoya Grampus: This could potentially be a goal-fest, with 2 of the worst defences in the league and both teams have been involved on some very high-scoring matches lately. If we count the cup Nagoya now got 11 over-matches in a row, and for Reysol 5 out of the last 6 have…