Chiba is one of the teams that has all the capacity to be a solid J1 League team. In 2014 they reached play offs for J1 and also semisfinals of Emperors Cup. They have good players on all positions, so far showing some really great things in attack. For this clash key striekr Moritiomo (however Pecnik has been really good lately so Morimoto's missing may not be felt) and Sato are out.
Yokohama acuqired some good results as visitors, only one of those games could be considered as tough one imo. One of the most prolific strikers Miura is out for this clash.
My overall impression from hosts, having looked at different experts' opinion is that despite some poor results, Chiba are shwoing some really good performance on the pitch, they have been highly competitive and consistent and should be given a lot of credit. They seem finally ready to promote. Visitors look like your average mid table team with no practical chances for play offs. Imo fair line here is -1 with 2.10-2.15.
- Pick1 1
- Odds1.80 Ladbrokes
- Match result3-0 (+5.60)