The 2022 edition of the J1 League is getting more intense by the minute. Now that the season is almost over with only ten games remaining to be played, the matches are getting more compelling for the clubs because any results could affect the league.
A few teams have already surpassed the 50-point mark which means the top three clubs have been determined. Now, the million-dollar dollar question is who among these clubs has more potential to claim the trophy?
The current bearer of the highest odds on various online betting Singapore sites is Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Also known affectionately by fans as “Viola”, Sanfrecce snatched the top spot from Yokohama F. Marinos when they defeated Shimizu S-Pulse in the Matchweek 28 of the tournament. However, their reign was short-lived when they lost to Kawasaki Frontale which is the cause of their descent to the third spot, producing three points.
Out of all the top three clubs, Viola is the only one that has only five matches to complete. Both Kawasaki and Yokohama still have six games left on their schedule. Obviously, winning these five matches provide Viola a better shot at becoming champion of this year’s season of the J League.
To start things right, they are set to take on Nagoya Grampus in September. If they manage to win this match, they will land in second place by the end of the month if Kawasaki Frontale lost.
Yokohama F. Marinos
In early August, Yokohama F. Marinos already made an eight-point advantage against their J1 League rivals Kashima Antlers and Kawasaki Frontale. However, the Marinos lost their balance when Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Kawasaki dominated the match weeks last month. In particular, they produced a stalemate against FC Tokyo that allowed Sanfrecce to take the first-place position from them.
Following this, Tricolor scored three consecutive wins over Shonan Bellmare, Kyoto Sanga FC, and Avispa Fukuoka; J1 squads that are on the precipice of being relegated to the J2 League in the next campaign. These victories were enough to provide them with the hope of claiming the championship title this year.
The Marinos can now center their focus on J1 League due to the lack of active competition. The team is also a consistent favorite on a lot of online betting Singapore sites to win the J1 League.
Kawasaki Frontale is the defending champions of the J1 League and the victory in the 2021 season provided them with their fourth title. The team also managed to get the upper hand on four of their matches last August which led to their return to the top three.
However, their winning streak didn’t last when they lost to Shonan Bellmare in Matchweek 28. In the next few weeks, they managed to recover when they produced a draw over Nagoya Grampus and defeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In the current standings, Kawasaki landed on the second spot with 53 points. Along with Yokohama F. Marinos, the team still has six matches left on their plate and they have no other upcoming tournaments aside from J1 League. They can put pressure on both Sanfrecce and Yokohama if they manage to win against Kashiwa Reysol.
The current season of the J1 League is nearing its end and sports bettors who have placed their wagers on the outright market should reconsider their decisions. We highly suggest that you make a selection out of the top three clubs of the J1 League that we mentioned above. Take advantage of the profitable gambling odds that are being offered by online betting Singapore sites and you might just get yourself some online betting Singapore free credit if you’re lucky!