J.League 1 R29 – Sagan vs Shonan Preview

Sagan Tosu – Shonan Bellmare:

Sagan got 5 straight wins at home in all competitions, and haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 6 home-games. They’ve been taking most of their points lately there, and should be looking for another 3 points here.

Shonan’s form is actually quite good, with just 1 loss in their last 7 matches.  3 out of their last 4 have ended a draw, and they might be able to hang on to something here as well.

It’s a very important game for both teams as it could have a huge impact on the relegation-battle, but I got to go with Sagan here due to their recent home-form. In terms of totals, Shonan have been extremely over away lately but I’m still leaning towards an under. Unfortunately odds on both the home and under is spot-on here, so no bets pre-game.

Expected Starting Lineup Sagan:
4-3-3:
20Gonda (I)
23Yoshida– 5Kim 33Oumari –  8Fujita
36H.Takahashi – 6Fukuda –14Takahashi
9Torres(I) –  44Kanazaki(I) – 40Ono

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Takahashi (R)

Team Strength:
98%

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Shonan Expected Starting Lineup:
3-4-2-1:
1Akimoto
13Yamane – 20Saka –  8Ono
29Sugioka– 6Ishikawa – 16Saito – 36Okamoto
2Kikuchi – 38Yamazaki – 7Umesaki

Injuries/Suspension:


Team Strength:
100%
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Prediction: 1-0 or 2-0

Bets:
None

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