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 bit out of it with just 1 win on their last 5 matches, but what’s even worse is that they barely score any goals. Torres and Kanazaki might be good players but without proper players around them there’s not that much they can do, and Sagan’s manager Ficcadenti is also known for preferring a defensive strategy.
They haven’t won in 14 away-games in all competitions, and I doubt that’s gonna change here. But they are a difficult side to meet, and I’m not all sure Vegalta will take the 3 points.
It could be avery interesting match live as both teams are in need of 3 points, so some late overs and 1×2 bets if one of the teams goes ahead could be nice. No bets pre-game though as prices are spot-on.
Expected Starting Lineup Vegalta:
13Hiraoka –27Oiwa(I) – 6Itakura
4Nasu – 10Ryang – 34Tsuihashi* – 40Sekiguchi
16Notsuda – 11Ishihara
MF Yajima (R)
MF Sugai (S/R)
Expected Starting Lineup Sagan:
2Mitsumaru – 3Takahashi 33Oumari – 13Kobayashi
36H.Takahashi – 6Fukuda –14Takahashi
9Torres(I) – 44Kanazaki(I) – 40Ono
Prediction: 1-0 or 2-1