J.League Fantasy expert Kurasawa shares the best player picks, expected lineups, odds, and more for gameweek 7.
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Let’s start this preview with the current schedule:
After GW9 Urawa Reds will miss the next three matchweeks because of the two-legged final of the Asian Champions League against Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia.
In terms of match-win probabilities, GW7 looks as follows:
J.League Fantasy Best Player Picks Gameweek 7
Itsuki Oda (Avispa Fukuoka, DEF, ¥6.25M) – the team has kept 2 clean sheets in 6 games, but it could’ve been three if it hadn’t been for bad luck. The left wingback was also unlucky not to get a goal contribution during this period. But what about first-choice LWB Masashi Kamekawa? – you may ask. Today it was revealed that he is going to recover only by September.
Kuryu Matsuki (FC Tokyo, MID, ¥5.50M) – seems like Kei Koizumi and Keigo Higashi play their best football at the double pivot of 4-2-3-1, where Matsuki is given a place at No.10 therefore he should be more involved in attack.
J.League Expected XIs Gameweek 7
You can check injuries, suspensions, and disappearances in this list.
19:00 JST Yokohama F. Marinos v Yokohama FC
Takuma Nishimura is a big doubt for this game.
Goalkeeper Svend Brodersen played his first game of 2023 in J.League Сup on Wednesday after recovering from a concussion. Not sure whether he will be given 2nd start of the week.
14:00 JST Cerezo Osaka v Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
14:00 JST Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Sagan Tosu
Sanfrecce fielded almost all their regulars on Wednesday’s J.League Cup game, so expect a bit changed line-up.
14:00 JST Vissel Kobe v Albirex Niigata
Brazilian center-back Thuler got back in the matchday squad last week for the first time this year. But the back four of Sakai-Yamakawa-Honda-Hatsuse is doing great and there’s no point to fix what is not broken.
15:00 JST Avispa Fukuoka v Kyoto Sanga
15:00 JST FC Tokyo v Shonan Bellmare
15:00 JST Gamba Osaka v Kawasaki Frontale
Kwon Kyung-won, Yuki Yamamoto, and Issam Jebali got subbed off due to injuries in J.League Cup. How serious they are is unknown.
15:00 JST Nagoya Grampus v Urawa Red Diamonds
I was wrong when I posted a tweet last Sunday saying Kasper Junker is ineligible to play against his parent club. Turns out he is eligible, but only for this game. In the reverse fixture in GW24, he won’t be able to play at Urawa’s stadium.
19:00 JST Kashiwa Reysol v Kashima Antlers
Kashiwa coach Nelsinho himself doesn’t know his team’s best XI, let alone me. But let me guess.
完 (The end)
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