J-League stats and tips
Albirex v Nagoya - Double Chance - home win or draw
Trekking across the width and breadth of the country to support your club can be a thankless task, and Nagoya Grampus Eight’s dogged old follows know that better than most at the moment. Their club, led by Kenta Hasegawa, has not won any of their last 6 J-League matches, and few will be expecting them to end that run against Albirex Niigata at Denka Big Swan Stadium on Saturday morning. Backing opposition boss Rikizo Matsuhashi to add another to that list by inspiring his team to either a win or draw can be backed at best odds of 1.40.
Jubilo Iwata v Kashiwa - Double Chance - away win or draw
We all dream of our club suddenly becoming invincible, and for some fans that dream comes true. It has been weeks since Kashiwa Reysol’s joyous fans watched their lads get beaten in J-League. M. Ihara’s squad is now unbeaten in 6 matches, and he will be hopeful that they can keep that streak running against Jubilo Iwata at Yamaha Stadium on Saturday morning. Best value odds of 1.40 are available to back Kashiwa Reysol the double chance market.
Machida v Kashima - Double Chance - home win or draw
G. Kuroda and his Machida Zelvia troops have gained a convenient knack of getting something from just about every league match they play. They're unbeaten in 8 in league now, so Ranko Popović and his Kashima Antlers team will need to be on top of their game if they're to stand any chance at Machida Gion Stadium (Tokyo) on Saturday.
Avispa v Shonan - Double Chance - home win or draw
Shonan Bellmare simply have not been able to find a way past Avispa Fukuoka in the J-League in recent years. The two clubs have met on 6 occasions since 2021, and Avispa Fukuoka have been unbeaten in them all. Saturday's game at Level-5 stadium could be another hard one for Satoshi Yamaguchi & co.
Hiroshima v Sagan Tosu - Double Chance - home win or draw
Michael Skibbe and his Sanfrecce Hiroshima side have found a convenient habit of getting something from just about every J-League match they play. They're unbeaten in 8 in J-League now, so Kenta Kawai and his Sagan Tosu charges will need to be on top of their game if they're going to get anything at EDION Stadium on Saturday.
Cerezo v Tokyo Verdy - Double Chance - away win or draw
Being a football fan can be a thankless task, and Cerezo Osaka’s long-suffering follows know that better than most at the moment. Their team, led by Akio Kogiku, has now failed to win any of their last 5 J-League matches, and there will be little hope they can end that run against Tokyo Verdy 1969 at Yanmar Stadium Nagai on Saturday morning. Backing opposition manager H. Jofuku to add another to that list by guiding his team to a positive result is available at best odds of 1.80.
Kawasaki v Kyoto Sanga - Over / Under 2.5 Goals - over
If you're not busy on Saturday morning, then the clash between Kawasaki Frontale and Kyoto Sanga could be the one for you. Toru Oniki's team lead J-League in most matches with at least 3 goals scored so far this season. 2 of their J-League games have already gone that way. With a record like that, surely only a defensive masterclass from Kwi-Jea Cho's men could keep the score down.
Tokyo v Vissel Kobe - Over / Under 4.5 Goals - under
Common or not, every football fan loves to see a match in which 5 goals or more are scored, but Vissel Kobe's loyal followers have now had to wait 21 games to see their club take part in one. Certainly they could be forgiven for craving some proper excitement by now. Will the long-overdue deluge of goals finally arrive on Saturday morning, as they face Peter Cklamovski's Tokyo at Ajinomoto Stadium? With odds of 1.10 on there being 4 goals or fewer being scored, the bookies clearly have their doubts.