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…

J.League 1 R28 – Urawa vs Reysol Preview

Urawa Reds – Kashiwa Reysol: As the teams above them on the table are dropping lots of points, Urawa are still in with a chance of a top 4 finish and a win here will take them only 4 points behind ACL. They are playing well at the moment too, and the 4-0 win vs…

J.League 1 R28 – Nagasaki vs Kawasaki Preview

V-Varen Nagasaki – Kawasaki Frontale: 2 straight wins for Nagasaki, but I fear it’s not enough and still expect them to be relegated in the end. They are working hard though, and are not an easy team to meet but the difference in quality here vs a top Kawasaki-side should be too big for them…