On October 18, within the 23rd round of the Japanese J-1 League, a meeting between Kawasaki and Nagoya will take place. The hosts are champions at five minutes, but they do not intend to slow down, they officially want to become the first as soon as possible. The guests will, to the last, wage a fierce struggle with several rivals for a place in the Champions League. Will the guests be able to get hold of points in the battle with the favorite? Read about it in our forecast.
Kawasaki continues to race towards the title of champion, although it is already clear that it is becoming very difficult for the team to constantly beat everyone in a row. Recently, the wards of Torah Onika have taken their toll solely at the expense of the higher class of individual performers.
You don’t need to go far for an example. If we look at the statistics of the last match against Hiroshima, we will see that the opponent was in no way inferior, and in some places even had a slight advantage, as in shots on target (7-5). But the numbers on the scoreboard – 0: 2, distinguished Leandro Damiao and Kaoru Mitoma. With Vegalta Sendai (1: 0) I also had to suffer, I managed to open the defense only once, although there were some moments.
Nagoya stopped alternating victories and defeats, which prevented the team from gaining a foothold in the top three. Now they are in fourth place, but in terms of lost points they are on a par with Cerezo from Osaka and are four points ahead of Tokyo. However, if they fail to win today, the advantage will become imaginary.
Nevertheless, at the moment the team has three victories in a row. First, they defeated the middle peasant in the person of Urava (1: 0), followed by success over the same Cerezo (1: 0), a direct competitor (the decisive goal was scored in stoppage time), and in the last round, the distribution fell to “ Sapporo “- 3: 0.
Today’s guests are the only team that Kawasaki has not yet beat in the current season (2: 2 and 0: 1);
Nagoya have not beaten their counterpart away since March 2015 (four defeats and a draw).
08/23/20 Nagoya Kawasaki ten
08/12/20 Nagoya Kawasaki 2: 2
09/08/19 Nagoya Kawasaki 2: 2
09/04/19 Kawasaki Nagoya 20
08/10/19 Nagoya Kawasaki thirty
Opponent Kawasaki in 2020 is not very good at matches on a foreign field. Of the last six away games, only one has been won, but four have been lost at once, nine conceded goals and only four goals scored. The statistics are not the best, plus the opponent is strong, and he will not be motivated to win. So losing in this situation is very realistic.
Our prediction is that Kawasaki will win with a handicap (-1) with a coefficient of 1.85 from BC Leon.