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 had a very tough schedule lately, and their main focus are likely on the ACL semifinal vs Suwon away on Wednesday.  They are still fielding a strong squad here, but with 2 tough cup-games last week as well we can’t expect them to be 100% here. Urawa on the other hand are well-rested, and should win this one comfortably in my opinion despite Kashima’s good league-form.

Both home and over seems like great bets.

Expected Starting Lineup Urawa:
31Iwanami – 2Mauricio – 5Makino(I)
36Moriwaki –16Aoki  – 3Ugajin
15Nagasawa*– 10Kashiwagi(I)
30Koroki (I) -9Muto

MF Yamada (S/R)
FW Zlatan (S/R)
FW Fabricio (R)

Team Strength:


Kashima Expected Starting Lineup:
1Kwoun Sun Tae
16Yamamoto– 3Shoji(I) – 5Jung – 22Nishi
8Doi – 6Nagaki* – 4Leo Silva – 32Anzai
9Suzuki – 18Serginho

DF Uchida (S/R)
DF Ito (S/R)
MF Nakamura (S/R)
MF Misao (R)
AM Leandro (R/I)

Team Strength:


Prediction: 2-1 or 3-1

Urawa DNB @1,75 (100 units)
Over 2,5 @ 1,94 (100 units)


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