Match Time: 7/14/2019 18:00 Sunday (GMT+8)
Tokyo: The leaders (Recent Form: WWWDLW)
Tokyo are on 1st place in Japanese J-League with 39 points (12 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses; goal difference 28:13). They have currently 6 points of advantage over 2nd Yokohama Marinos and 7 points over 3rd Kawasaki, so Tokyo appear to be the main championship candidates at the moment. The team is in decent shape – 3 wins, 0 draws, 2 losses in last 5 league matches. In the meantime, they beat Toin University (1:0) in Emperors Cup in round of 64. Tokyo take on Kawasaki on Sunday in the next league fixture. Tokyo have collected 30 points in 11 home games to date (10 wins, 0 draws, 1 defeat; goal difference 23:7).
Kawasaki: Unbeaten since April (Recent Form: DWWDDW)
Kawasaki sit on 3rd position in the standings with 32 points (8 wins, 8 draws, 1 defeat; goal difference 25:11). They are now on AFC Champions League qualification spot, being 7 points short of 1st Tokyo and having 1 game in hand. Therefore, it looks like Kawasaki can challenge for the title. Their recent form is fine – 2 wins, 3 draws, 0 defeats in last 5 games in J-League. Meanwhile, they defeated Melji University (1:0) in last 64 of Emperors Cup. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Kawasaki have collected 19 points in 7 matches on the road (6 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses; goal difference 15:4).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
To sum up, it seems that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Tokyo are strong at home and score quite many goals in front of their fans, but on the other hand Kawasaki have the best away statistics of all teams in the league. In my opinion this may be an open match.
Tokyo VS Kawasaki
O/U Pick: over 2.25 goals