J.League Fantasy expert Kurasawa shares the best player picks, expected lineups, odds, and more for gameweek 12.

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GW12 is the first double gameweek of the season with Sagan Tosu playing twice. But points from 2 games aren’t summarized in J.League Fantasy. Instead, the footballer will get points only from the match in which he scored the most points. Below are fixtures of GW12 with match-win probabilities. Note that Shonan Bellmare is on the bye.


Current schedule:

Speaking of pick advice, I could give you only one as I didn’t find another valuable pick. You could try your luck getting Rikuto Hirose (Kashima Antlers, DEF, ¥5.25M) or Daiju Sasaki (MID, Vissel Kobe, ¥5.00M) in your team, but I don’t think they are 100% nailed.

Kota Takai (Kawasaki Frontale, DEF, ¥5.25M) – before the season, the 18-year-old centre-back probably didn’t expect to be a regular. But 4 CBs ahead of him (one of which was recalled from his loan spell at J2 club) got injured and he was given a chance that he didn’t waste. 3 of the CBs are now back fit but Kota is still a starter. The Japanese word “Takai” (高い) means “high; expensive”, which speaks of his pick value rather than price.

J.League Expected XIs Gameweek 12

You can check injuries, suspensions, and disappearances in this list.



14:00 JST Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo v FC Tokyo

19:00 JST Nagoya Grampus v Gamba Osaka


13:00 JST Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Avispa Fukuoka

Super sub Douglas Vieira is suspended for this game after breaking a corner flag during a goal celebration.

Opta marked Yuya Yamagishi’s sub out as an ‘injury’. But it doesn’t seem serious, because there isn’t any talk about it on Twitter and news outlets.

14:00 JST Albirex Niigata v Kashiwa Reysol

14:00 JST Cerezo Osaka v Kashima Antlers

14:00 JST Vissel Kobe v Yokohama FC

14:00 JST Yokohama F. Marinos v Kyoto Sanga

Right winger Yan got his first league start of the season on Wednesday and scored 2 goals. If manager Kevin Muscat sends him back to the bench, he has no heart.

15:00 JST Kawasaki Frontale v Sagan Tosu


19:30 JST Urawa Red Diamonds v Sagan Tosu

Urawa Reds play the 2nd leg of the Asian Champions League final against Al-Hilal on Saturday (1st leg ended 1-1). Irrespective of the result, I don’t think coach Maciej Skorza would start the usual “Nishikawa; Sakai, Scholz, Hoibraten, Akimoto; Ito, Iwao; Okubo, Koizumi, Sekine; Koroki” eleven. Who’ll be given a rest, I don’t even want to guess.


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