J.League 1 R30 – Shonan vs Consadole Preview

Shonan Bellmare – Consadole Sapporo: Shonan are flying high as they qualified for the cupfinal after beating Reysol on pk’s last weekend.  Their form is also very good with just 1 loss in their last 10 matches in all competitions They are still involved in the relegation-zone and are in need of points here. Consadole…

J.League 1 R30 – Urawa vs Kashima Preview

Urawa Reds – Kashima Antlers: Urawa are in good form and, and seems to have turned their form around the last couple of weeks. A win here will take them just 1 point clear of Kashima who currently holds 3rd place, so it’s a very important match for them. Kashima on the other hand have…

J.League 1 R30 – Gamba vs Marinos Preview

Gamba Osaka – Yokohama F Marinos: Gamba are in great form with 4 straight wins, and if they win here as well they will take a big step away from the relegation-zone for good.  Their home-form is also superb with 7-3-1 on their last 11 in the league. Yokohama are also doing well with 7-1-1…

J.League 1 R30 – Shimizu vs Hiroshima Preview

Shimizu S-Pulse – Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Difficult match to predict, but Shimizu are flying high at the moment after that 5-1 win over arch-rivals Iwata last round. Their form is quite good with 4 wins in their last 6 matches, but they have to do without key FW Douglas for this one, and important MF Kawai…

J.League 1 R30 – Vegalta vs Sagan Preview

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…

J.League 1 R30 – Reysol vs Nagoya Preview

Kashiwa Reysol – Nagoya Grampus: This could potentially be a goal-fest, with 2 of the worst defences in the league and both teams have been involved on some very high-scoring matches lately. If we count the cup Nagoya now got 11 over-matches in a row, and for Reysol 5 out of the last 6 have…

J.League 1 – R29 Previews Sunday

Kashima Antlers – Kawasaki Frontale: Kashima are in great form, and have 7 straight wins in all competitions but a tough schedule lately might affect them a bit here though.  Kawasaki is a tough opponent, but they will be without their playmaker Ienaga for this one and also got some other injuries in central midfield….

J.League 1 R29 – Sagan vs Shonan Preview

Sagan Tosu – Shonan Bellmare: Sagan got 5 straight wins at home in all competitions, and haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 6 home-games. They’ve been taking most of their points lately there, and should be looking for another 3 points here. Shonan’s form is actually quite good, with just 1 loss in…

J.League 1 R29 – Kobe vs Nagasaki Preview

Vissel Kobe – V-Varen Nagasaki: Kobe are really out of it with having lost their last 6 matches with 2-19 in goal difference. Iniesta have been missing for the last 2 matches (0-4 and 0-5), and is absent for this match as well. They look set to make several changes to their defence ahead of…

J.League 1 R29 – Hiroshima vs Reysol Preview

Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Kashiwa Reysol: Hiroshima are a bit out of form, and have now been suprassed by Kawasaki at the top of the table. At home they’ve been fairly ok though, and I expect them to take all 3 points here. Reysol are really out of it, especially defensively as they are leaking goals…

J.League 1 R29 – Cerezo vs Gamba Preview

Cerezo Osaka – Gamba Osaka: Cerezo have been one big disappointment after the summer-break, and only got 3 wins in their last 13 matches in the league. They don’t lose that often, but have thrown away a lot of points with draws against weaker opponents.   They are not playing well either, and especially their offensive…

J.League 1 R29 – Marinos vs Consadole Preview

Yokohama F Marinos – Consadole Sapporo: Consadole are in a bit of twist here with 3 key players suspended at the same time. They also got their main playmaker Chanathip out injured, so it’s a weakened side they will field here.  Marinos also got some problems with 2 regular CB’s missing for this game, but…