Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Kashiwa Reysol



Sanfrecce Hiroshima sits in 12th place before any of the J-League matches has begun this round.

Hiroshima began the season slowly and was without a win from their first three games, but then broke that duck with a 2-1 away win over 17th placed Gamba Osaka last time out.

Their matches have been reasonable tough until now, and so their points tally is reasonably respectable despite sitting in the bottom half of the table.

They got a credible draw in their third match with Yokohama, who now sits in the top six of the J-League.

Their only loss of the season so far came at 3rd placed Albirex Niigata, meaning they have already faced two of the top six  J-League clubs. This means they could be a side that could well be going up the table in the next few rounds, once easier game come along.

Kashiwa Summary

Kashiwa has begun the season poorly and is yet to win any of their four matches so far.

They opened up the season with two score draws, averaging 3 goals a game at this early stage in the campaign.

Unable to build on the reasonable start, they lost both games since then and currently sits in a lowly 16th place in the league table.

Kashiwa finished the previous season with a worrying string of either draws or losses. And with that,  the number of league matches without a win now stands at 14 including this season.

This is a big concern but their focus will be getting victories now to kickstart this campaign.

Hiroshima sits three points above them and so a win sends them up the table and joint with their host.

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Sanfrecce Hiroshima is the odds on favoruite to win this J-League game @ 1.68. It makes sense as they are the team with the more respectable form by far.

The draw is @ 3.70 while the underdog is Kashiwa Reysol, they are @ 4.80 to win.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Sanfrecce Hiroshima gives away a -0.75 start to their visitor.

This means the host would need to win by two goals or more in order to get their backers a full win. Should they win by one goal then it’s a half win, half stake returned. Kashiwa +0.75 is @ 1.92.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.5 for this game. The Over is @ 1.99 and the Under is @ 1.80.