J.League 1 R33 – Previews

Vegalta Sendai – Kashima Antlers:

Vegalta got not much left to play for as their recent drop in form have put them out of the race for a top 3 finish.  This is their last home-game of the season though so they want to finish on a high, but they meet what is arguably the best team in the league at the moment so I think they are up for a struggle.

Kashima still got motivation too, and in their current form I can’t see Vegalta be much of a match to them. Also think we’ll see goals here.

Expected Starting Lineup Vegalta:
3-4-2-1:
1Schmidt
13Hiraoka –27Oiwa(I) – 6Itakura
4Nasu – 4Hachisuka – 34Tsuihashi  – 7Okuno
16Notsuda – 11Ishihara
20Abe

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Sugai (S/R)

Team Strength:
99%

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Kashima Expected Starting Lineup:
4-4-2:
1Kwoun Sun Tae
22Nishi-  3Shoji(I) – 39Inukai* – 16Yamamoto
25Endo – 6Nagaki* – 4Leo Silva – 30Abe
9Suzuki – 18Serginho

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Jung (R)
DF Ito (S/R)
MF Nakamura (S/R)
MF Misao (R)

Team Strength:
95%

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Prediction: 1-2 or 1-3

Bets:

Vegalta 1×2 @ 3,91 (75 units)

FC Tokyo – Kawasaki Frontale:

Tokyo are in horrible form but are still somehow in 4th place and can still qualify for ACL next year if they finish the season strongly.   They have 0-2-3 on their last 5 at home with 0 goals scored, and on the last 7 at home they have only scored 1 goal so it’s obvious where their problems lies.

Normally I would have backed Kawasaki here, but they are already crowned champions so they got nothing to play for anymore. They are also missing 2 key members of their team here, so it’s hard to say what their approach to this game will be.

Expected Starting Lineup Tokyo:
4-4-2:
33Hayashi
2Muroya – 3Morishige (I) –48Jang– 6Ota
38Higashi – 7Yonemoto– 18Hashimoto -39Omori
9Diego Oliveira(I) – 8Takayanagi

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Suzuki (S/R)
MF Lipe (S/R)

Team Strength:
99%

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Kawasaki Expected Starting Lineup:
4-2-3-1:
1Jung
18Elsinho(I) – 5Taniguchi –-3Nara -7Kurumaya
25Tameda –  32Tanaka*
16Hasegawa* – 14Nakamura (I) – 41Ienaga(K)
29Chinen*

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Moritani (S/R)
MF Oshima (I)
FW Kobayashi (I)

Bench:
AM Abe (R/I)

Team Strength:
86%

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Prediction: 1-0 or 0-1

Bets:
Kawasaki 1×2 @2,90 (75 units)

Shonan Bellmare – Urawa Reds:

2 teams in need of points, but for different reasons. Shonan still need points to avoid relegation play-off, but their form isn’t the best with 4 matches in a row without a win in the league

Urawa are one of the form teams of the league, and need a win here to still be in the race for 3rd place and ACL next year.  In their current form I have a big pref on them, but they are without some key players here like Makino and Kashiwagi.

Still, they should win this one comfortably, and I expect an open game with chances at both ends.

Shonan Expected Starting Lineup:
3-4-2-1:
1Akimoto
13Yamane – 20Saka –  8Ono
29Sugioka– 6Ishikawa – 28Ishihara – 16Saito*
2Kikuchi – 38Yamazaki – 7Umesaki

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Okamoto (R)

Team Strength:
98%
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Expected Starting Lineup Urawa:
3-3-2-2:
1Nishikawa
31Iwanami – 17Mogi* – 46Moriwaki*
27Hashioka –22Abe – 3Ugajin
7Taketomi* – 15Nagasawa
30Koroki (I) -9Muto

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Makino (I)
DF Mauricio (R)

MF Yamada (S/R)
FW Zlatan (S/R)
AM Kashiwagi (I)
FW Fabricio (R)

Team Strength:
83%

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Prediction: 1-3

Bets:
Urawa -0,5 @ 2,32 (150 units)
Over 2,5 @ 2,01 (100 units)

Shimizu S-Pulse – Vissel Kobe:

Shimizu still got a tiny chance to qualify for ACL next year, but will need to win both their 2 matches for that to happen. They are in great form with 4-1-0 on their last 5 matches, and want to continue that run here.

Kobe haven’t looked much lately, but they won 2-1 away vs Nagoya 2 rounds ago. They still need a couple of more points to be 100% sure of avoiding relegation, and with quality players like Iniesta and Podolski in their team you never know what can happen so it’s a tricky match to predict.

I have a pref on Shimizu, but this match can go either way.

Expected Starting Lineup Shimizu:
4-4-2:
13Rokutan
28Tatsuta – 3Hwang Seok Ho –27Iida*– 25Matsubara
30Kaneko – 17Kawai(I)–10Shirasaki – 6Takeuchi
49Douglas(K) – 23Kitagawa

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Kamata (S/R)
DF Ito (S/R)
DF Freire (R)
MF Musaka (S/R)
FW Crislan(R)

Team Strength:
95%

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Expected Starting Lineup Kobe:
5-4-1:
1Maekawa*
24Mihara – 15Miya* -39Inoha– 25Osaki –  30Teerathon
8Iniesta(K) –  7Mita– 14Fujita -10Podolski(I)
16Furuhashi

Injuries/Suspension:
GK Kim (I)
DF Watanabe(R)
DF Takahashi (S/R)
MF Masuyama (S/R)

Team Strength:
94%

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Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2

Bets:
Over 2,5 @ 1,85 (100 units)
Shimizu DNB @ 1,72 (100 units)

Jubilo Iwata – Consadole Sapporo:

Another wide-open match as Consadole are in need of a win here to get back in 3rd place on the table. Their form isn’t the best, and they’ve looked especially poor away apart from that win vs Nagoya a couple of weeks ago.

Iwata are not 100% safe from relegation yet so they will also be looking for a result here. They still got lots of injuries , but are in good form with 7 points from their last 3 matches.  Tricky match, but I got a pref on Consadole based on motivation and team-news.

Expected Starting Lineup Iwata:
4-4-1:
21Kaminski
25Ominami* – 3Oi(I) – 41Takahashi – 5Sakurauchi
13Miyazaki – 8Musaev –   7Taguchi – 19Yamada – 11Matsuura*
22Okubo

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Shinzato (R)
DF Ogawa(R)

MF Harigaya (S/R)
MF Adailton (I)
FW Kawamata(R)

Team Strength:
87%

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Consadole Expected Starting Lineup:
3-4-2-1:
25Gu
35Shindo – 10Miyazawa(I) – 5Fukumori(I)
26Hayasaka* – 14Komai – 8Fukai– 38Suga
26Hayasaka* –18Chanathip(I)
48Jay

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Kawai (/S/R)
DF Kikuchi (S/R)
MF Arano (R)
FW Uchimura (S/R)

Bench:
AM Miyoshi (I)

Team Strength:
97%

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Prediction: 1-2 or 2-1

Bets:
Iwata 1×2 @ 2,98 (75 units)

Gamba Osaka – V-Varen Nagasaki:

Gamba got 7 straight wins and are the form-team no.1 in the league.  They’ve looked great, and can with another win here overlap rivals Cerezo on the table.

Nagasaki are already relegated and are in horrible form so can’t really see them get away with anything here although we’ve seen teams in their position get a late surge in form before once their relegation status have been confirmed.

Expected Starting Lineup Gamba:
4-4-2:
1Higashiguchi(I)
14Yonekura – 5Miura –3Fabio – 4Fujiharu
50Onose –  7Endo(I) -15Konno – 38Nakamura*
39Watanabe – 11Hwang(K)

Injuries/Suspension:
AM Kurata (R/I)

Team Strength:
94%

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Nagasaki Expected Starting Lineup:
3-4-2-1:
30Tokushige
5Tagami– 32Tokunaga –45Bujis
3Iio – 38Izomura – 15Shimada– 28Onaga
9Juanma– 19Sawada
11Suzuki

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Takasugi (R)
MF Kono (S/R)
FW Nakamura (R)

Team Strength:
96%

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Prediction: 2-0 or 3-0

Bets:
Gamba -0,75 @ 2,02 (150 units)

Cerezo Osaka – Kashiwa Reysol:

Cerezo still got a tiny chance at 3rd but need to win both remaining matches for that to happen.  Reysol are in trouble and will be relegated with a defeat here, so they are desperate for points.

Should be an interesting match, and I expect goals at both ends. Particularly interesting live, with possibility for live 1×2 bets both ways.

Cerezo Expected Starting Lineup:
4-4-2:
21Kim
2Matsuda – 23Yamashita- 22Jonjic – 14Maruhashi
7Mizunuma – 6Yamaguchi – 11Souza –10Kiyotake(I)
8Kakitani(I) – 9Sugimoto

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Moniwa (S/R)
DF Sakemoto (S/R)
MF Nishimoto (S/R)
MF Yamamura (S/R)

Team Strength:
99%

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Reysol Expected Starting Lineup:
4-4-2:
23Nakamura(I)
13Koike – 4Suzuki(I) –  2Kamata – 6Takaki
14Ito(K) – 5Nakayama –7Otani – 9Cristiano (I)
18Segawa – 10Esaka

Injuries/Suspension:

Team Strength:
100%

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Prediction: 2-1 or 1-2

Bets:
Cerezo DNB @ 2,63 (100 units)

Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Nagoya Grampus:

Hiroshima are without a win in 8 matches, and seems really out of it.  They are in danger of losing out on a top 3 finish as well if they lose their 2 remaining matches, so they are on the brink of a total collapse.

Nagoya are also struggling with just 2-0-6 on their last 8 matches, but they need a couple of more points to get away from relegation. So they definitely got motivation here, and I think they can cause problems for a depleted Hiroshima-side who are without their best FW and MF.

Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
4-4-2:
1Hayashi
33Wada – 5Chiba –2Nogami – 19Sasaki
18Kawabe – 15Mawatari* –15Inagaki – 30Shibasaki
31Teerasil  – 36Kawabe

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Kawamura (S/R)
MF Morisaki (S/R)
FW Patrick (I)

Bench:
MF Aoyama(I)

Team Strength:
90%

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Nagoya Expected Starting Lineup:
3-4-2-1:
22Langerak
20Nakatani (I) – 17Maruyama –29Izumi
14Akiyama* –  4Kobayashi – 15Eduardo Neto(I) –47Soma*
28Tameda – 10Gabriel(K)
7Jo (K)

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Rocha (R)
DF Miyahara (R)
MF Hattanda (S/R)

Bench:
DF Kushibiki(R)
MF Maeda (R)

Team Strength:
94%

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Prediction: 2-1 or 1-2

Bets:
None

Sagan Tosu – Yokohama F.Marinos:

Interesting game between 2 teams that can still be relegated. Marinos are safe with a point here, while Sagan most likely need a win considering they meet Kashima away in the last round.

I expect a close game with few chances, and think we will most likely see a narrow 1-0 home win.  But should be interesting for live betting.

Expected Starting Lineup Sagan:
4-3-3:
20Gonda (I)
24Anzai – 3Takahashi –  33Oumari – 13Kobayashi
36H.Takahashi – 6Fukuda –14Takahashi
9Torres(I) –  44Kanazaki(I) – 40Ono

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Kim (R)

Team Strength:
98%

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Yokohama F Marinos Expected Starting Lineup:
4-3-3:
21Iikura
27Matsubara – 13Martins – 2Dusan – 25Shinozuka*
14Amano –  6Ogihara – 9Otsu
19Nakagawa – 16Ito – 11Wnso

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Yamanaka(I)
DF Nakazawa (R/I)

Team Strength:
89%

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Prediction: 1-0 or 2-0

Bets:
Sagan DNB @ 1,93 (100 units)

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