Ahead of our Sagan Tosu vs Cerezo Osaka preview and J.League predictions, the away side have been struggling. After playing twice in the J-League Cup, they are ready to return to league action, but they haven’t been doing well in the J.League itself of late.
Cerezo Osaka have lost four of their last five away games in the division, scoring just three goals in the process. They are in a slump, with their focus perhaps wavering over to cup competition a little.
Our Sagan Tosu vs Cerezo Osaka predictions are backed up but the hosts improving on their own patch recently, which makes it tempting to back them for a victory among the current J.League odds heading into the weekend.
After a tough August, Sagan Tosu have since kicked on, taking seven points from their last available nine at Best Amenity Stadium. Seven points separate these two in the table, with the hosts sure to have an eye on a late surge from seventh.
The hosts find themselves seven points off fifth-placed Cerezo Osaka, and they need three points to ensure that they don’t slip out of the top half. Gamba Osaka, Vissel Kobe and Tokyo are all breathing down their neck, with a victory the only way to give themselves some breathing space.
Recent wins against Ventforet Kofu and Kashima Antlers will have given the hosts some confidence, especially given that the latter are currently five points clear at the top of the J-League. If they can defeat the favourites for the league title, they should be capable of beating Cerezo Osaka too.
The away side have lost four of their last five league games, with their recent losses against Vegalta Sendai and Kawasaki Frontale particularly heavy. William Hill offers the best value for a home victory, and looking at the form book will only boost Sagan Tosu’s confidence heading into Sunday’s clash.
Our Sagan Tosu vs Cerezo Osaka bets revolve heavily around the away side’s recent form in the Japanese top flight. After conceding five against Kawasaki Frontale and four versus Vegalta Sendai, the visitors definitely appear to be rather frail. Given that they scored four away against Tokyo early last month, goals are the theme of their games.
Coral offer the best value in the market of there being three clear goals or more in this clash, with this occurring in five of the hosts’ last six matches at Best Amenity Stadium. Mix this with the away side’s form, and this should be a bet that is extremely likely to land this weekend.
Our Sagan Tosu vs Cerezo Osaka picks back a home victory, given that they are in the mood for beating favourites of late, and goals. Entertainment should be a given in this clash, with both teams having the potential to find the back of the net, but also no real defensive consistency or solidity. It should be a good watch for the neutrals, at least.