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Sorare. Predicted lineups for GW 272 for J1 League


This GW we see a full J1 league schedule. It has been a busy schedule for most clubs with most playing 3-4 games in quick succession. This means, I expect some rotation especially for clubs like Frontale who have played their strongest team in the last two games.

I have made the predicted lineups for games on the Sorare Sharp app which can be found here:

I have also copy pasted the image of the lineups incase you have difficulty accessing the app. I would recommend checking the app though as it will show other options that could play for each player.

Important to note the %s used here and where they are not above 75% it is because I feel there is some risk involved. My main aim with these is to show where risk/potential DNPs are lurking.

I base these %s on info I read from various sources including comments from the manager and reading a lot of local Japanese news coverage/message boards.

These are my own opinion of the situation at each team. I try to be as neutral as possible but we all have biases :) So always do your own research when making picks! I may well miss something but a lot of times its due to lack of information where we get "surprise" DNPs

Player Suspensions & Injuries

I have made a new page on the site that has all known player injuries. It can be found here

J1 League GW272

Hiroshima vs Kyoto

Shimizu vs Nagoya

C.Osaka vs G. Osaka

  • Harakawa was surprisingly missing last week. Initially fans assumed he was rested. However, I have not seen him in training pics and he wasnt in the squad for the cup game. I therefore see him a big doubt for this game unless I see something before the deadline.

  • As always I highly suggest this blog for in depth info for this game

  • Gamba do have covid cases and as usual for Japan, no names given. He is the suspected cases according to the blog post above

Tokyo vs Kashiwa

  • Morishige returned and played the first half of the cup game. I expect him to start here and hopefully he isnt being rushed back!

  • Matsuki and Adailton will be pushing for a start here though im more confident with Matsuki

Shonan vs Kobe

  • Tanaka played in the cup game and the second half last week. In general, Yonemoto and Tanaka havent started together hence the lower %s above. You can use the app to see what alternatives could happen

  • Kobe despite losing in the last minute midweek are looking much better. I can see rotation in this game, in particular Iniesta and Goke could well be changed depending on their condition.

  • Osako hasnt been seen in training so I see him unlikely to start this one.

Urawa vs Kashima Antlers

  • Esaka has been seen in training so the feeling is that he was rested the last game. Though at the moment its very hard to know for certain so I would be cautious here.

  • I see Moberg starting and depending on Junkers condition, Schalk could be pushing for a start

  • Ohata is in training but for the time being ive left him out

  • Ito was also missing last game and I havent found any concrete info. Iwao came off the bench and I can see him starting in midfield and see it as a coin toss between the players

  • Sekine has been playing alot of mins so Matsuo could come in. Recently he has been used as a sub which has been effective too

Sagan vs Kawasaki

  • Nishikawa and Miyashiro both appeared in the cup game. Its unknown why they were missing but its great to see them both in the squad.

  • Miyashiro is unable to play due to being on loan from Frontale

  • Fujita played the full 90 in the cup game and thats why I dont have him starting

  • V hard to call who will start between Kakita and On - can see it going either way

  • I can see rotation for Frontale this game. Going by the trends for this manager in general - I see all the below players who came on as subs in the previous game all pushing for starts

  • Its very hard to predict how much rotation will happen. My hunch is Tano and Ienaga are in particular vulnerable to being rested. I can also see Schmidt, Kobayashi and Chinen coming in for this one

Fukuoka vs Yokohama FM

  • As always, its very difficult to pick the 2 CB starters. There is no clear trend and I can see it going both ways for each player

  • Muscat has repeated he wants to keep players fresh so I expect changes again for YFM

  • Eduardo and M.Junior should come in after being subs in the last game

  • Lopes has played alot of mins but is in excellent form so can see him starting again depending. He is a rotation risk for sure though. With him, I usually play regardless as he can do well from the bench

  • Elber is still not in full training

  • Iwata returned as a sub last game so i see him pushing for a start. He could even replace Hatanaka who has also played alot of mins

  • I have found no update on Nagato yet but note he wasnt in training pics from yesterday so assume he isnt available for this game.

Jubilo Iwata vs Hokkaido Sapporo

  • Miyazawa is suspended for this game

  • Takamine went off with an injury last game and I havent seen him in training so assume is out

  • Takuma Arano hurt his ankle and was missing from the last game. He was seen in training but im unsure if hes fit enough to start.


I hope you found this useful!

This is just a guide and my own personal opinion based on research of various sites. Remember to do your own research and pray to the opta gods :D

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