Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Matsumoto Yamaga:
Hiroshima got 1-2-0 so far in the league which is more than they deserve as they’ve been playing really poor in all 3 matches. Vs Cerezo last round they created basically nothing, and scored only after a big mistake in Cerezo’s defence. But I guess they deserve credit for still picking up points, and they also beat Melbourne Victory at home in ACL midweek.
Matsumoto got 1-1-1 so far and all 3 matches for them have been closely fought. They did well vs Urawa last round and probably deserved atleast a point in that match but ended up losing 0-1 instead.
Once again we have 2 teams that struggles in attack and I don’t think we’ll see much chances here either. Hiroshima are favorites being at home, but Matsumoto could easily get away with a point or 3 too.
Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
2Nogami – 5Yoshino – 19Sasaki
3Salomonsson – 17Matsumoto* – 40Kawabe – 18Kashiwa(I)
7Notsuda – 30Shibasaki
GK Hayashi (R)
MF Inagaki (S/R)
Matsumoto Yamaga Expected Starting Lineup:
44Hattori – 31Hashiuchi – 15Eduardo
47Iwakami(I) – 14Paulinho– 6Fujita(I) – 42Takahashi
8Serginho – 7Maeda
DF Jo (S/R)
FW Yamamoto (S/R)
FW Leandro (R)
Prediction: 1-0 or 1-1
Hiroshima have been made too big favorites so Matsumoto 1×2 @ 4,14 (10 units) could be worth a shot. Nothing on the totals.