Cerezo Osaka – Urawa Reds:
Cerezo won their opening game but since then they’ve played 2 really poor matches and have looked especially poor going forward. No goals scored and what’s maybe worse is that they barely create chances either. Tokura have only started 1 match so far and they have not been able to get the best out of him like Consadole did last year so there’s a lot of hurdles ahead of manager Lotina now.
Urawa have also struggled in attack and like Cerezo they only got 1 goal so far which came last round when they beat Matsumoto 1-0 away after a PK-goal by Koroki. They’ve seen more success in Asia though but also there they’ve really struggled in attack and vs Beijing Guaon during midweek they only had a single shot during the entire game.
so it’s 2 misfiring teams that meets here so I don’t think we should expect a goal-fest but I think both teams got a lot of untapped potential up front though so goals will eventually come.
Cerezo Expected Starting Lineup:
3Kimoto –22Jonjic –23Yamashita
29Funaki – 11Souza – 25Okuno – 14Maruhashi
8Kakitani(I) – 10Kiyotake(K)
Expected Starting Lineup Urawa:
31Iwanami – 2Mauricio – 5Makino(I)
3Ugajin – 8Ewerton – 6Yamanaka
7Nagasawa – 10Kashiwagi(I)
30Koroki (I) – 14Sugimoto*
FW Fabricio (S/R)
FW Muto (R)
Prediction: 1-0 or 0-1
I don’t expect goals here so Under 2,5 @ 1,73 (20 units) looks nice. I also got some value on Cerezo DNB @ 2,01 (10 units).