Ehime FC Cerezo Osaka
Ehime have only take a single point in their last 5 matches, and are in really bad form at the moment. Cerezo haven’t set J2 on fire either, but are only 2 points clear of 2nd place which is not too bad. Cerezo have had some big injury-problems lately, but only got 3 players out now. Ehime as well are without 2 midfielders, and will probably struggle more than Cerezo without them. Ehime’s home form is 2-1-3, while Cerezo have been really bad away lately with only 1-1-4 on their last 6. All previous meetings gives us 1-0-3, with Cerezo winning both matches played in Ehime. No doubt Cerezo got a good chance here of getting their season back on track, as they have been disappointing so far. Regarded as the best side next to Sanfrecce, the start they’ve had is not good enough if they want to gain J1 promotion. Here they meet a side in awful form, without 2 regulars, and historically a bad head-to-head record. Cerezo are in other words huge favorites, and anything but an away win seems very unlikely.