J.League 1 R4 – Shonan vs Vegalta Preview

Shonan Bellmare – Vegalta Sendai: Shonan with 2 straight defeats now but they’ve played good football and both their 2 losses came vs strong teams.  Vegalta are yet to win and only got 1 point from their opening 3 matches but also they have met only strong teams. So it’s a bit early to draw…

J.League 1 R4 – Oita vs Marinos Preview

Oita Trinita – Yokohama F Marinos: Oita got 6 points so far which is very impressive, and both their wins came away vs Kashima and Iwata. They lost 0-1 at home vs Matusmoto in R2 and playing away with less pressure might fit them more. Marinos have been one of the most impressive teams so…

J.League 1 R4 – Hiroshima vs Matsumoto Preview

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…

J.League 1 R4 – Cerezo vs Urawa Preview

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…

J.League 1 R4 – Kawasaki vs Gamba Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – Gamba Osaka: Kawasaki with 3 straight draws so far which is a bit disappointing but they met strong teams. Godd news is that their new striker Leandro Damiao got on the scoring sheet twice vs Marinos last round so he seems to be adapting well to his new team-mates. Gamba have played…

J.League 1 R4 – Kobe vs Shimizu Preview

Vissel Kobe – Shimizu S-Pulse: Kobe with 2 straight wins now and they’ve been slowly improving from match to match.  Villa seems to be off to a good start in his Kobe-career and against Shimizu’s poor defence here there should be lots of goalscoring opportunities for him. Shimizu drew 1-1 vs Hiroshima in R1 but…

J.League 1 R4 – Consadole vs Kashima Preview

Consadole Sapporo – Kashima Antlers: Consadole with another impressive win last round at home vs Shimizu and they have so far been one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the league.  The 2 new strikers Suzuki and Anderson actually seems to be an upgrade to their attack compared to last year as they…

J.League 1 R4 – Tokyo vs Nagoya Preview

FC Tokyo – Nagoya Grampus: These 2 teams are currently no.2 and no.1 in the league, and they can both be very happy with the start of the season. Tokyo have looked solid defensively as usual, and finally managed to score at home last round too with 2 late goals vs a 10-men Sagan-side. Goals…

J.League 1 R4 – Sagan vs Iwata Preview

Sagan Tosu – Jubilo Iwata: Sagan have been a real disaster so far with 3 straight losses and no goals scored, but they are slowly improving and last round they held out for 88 minutes vs Tokyo away before conceding 2 goals (with just 10 men on the pitch). They haven’t had an easy start…

ACL 2019 MD3 – Wednesday’s Previews

Kawasaki Frontale – Sydney FC: Australian teams usually struggles a lot on the road, and I don’t see why this match will be any different and I expect an easy win for the home team. Kawasaki haven’t really gotten their season going yet with 3 straight draws in the league and a narrow loss vs…