2022 J1 League (Japan) Previews, Betting Odds and Live Scores

Find out everything you need to know about J1 League football in Japan on Oddspedia. Check the latest standings, results, statistics and live streaming information for all matches in the league. Furthermore, our odds comparison will show you the best odds for all the upcoming matches in the J1 League, and which bookmakers you can make the most profit with your football bets.

To get you in the perfect mood for the next J1 League matchday, we will now present you with our preview for the upcoming matches. So, you can astound your friends and hopefully turn a profit at the bookies with your newfound football knowledge. This by using the interesting facts,  latest footballing news and the many useful statistics that we will now bestow upon you!

The J.League in Japan: Matchweek 14 - What to Watch?

Soccer fans in Japan are already excited to see the eleven matches of the 14th matchday of the J.League which starts on 05/18/2022. First game of round 14 will begin on 05/18/2022 and will end on 05/22/2022. The 14th round starts on Wednesday at 10:00 with a match between Vissel Kobe and Kawasaki Frontale. Last match of the round will have Jubilo Iwata and Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo facing each other on 05/22/2022 at 06:00.

Already, last week we saw some interesting matches, for example when Kashima Antlers played Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and beat them 4-1. Furthermore, there was the match between Kawasaki Frontale vs. Avispa Fukuoka. Here, Kawasaki Frontale was the winner, defeating Avispa Fukuoka 2-0. Yet another very watchable match was Gamba Osaka's game where they managed to beat Kashiwa Reysol 0-1. Here, on Oddspedia, we provide you with a detailed overview and statistics of the upcoming J.League matchday in Japan– detailed statistics forall the games on the fixtures, the teams and their performance.

Round 14 Highlights

Probably the most anticipated match will be Sagan Tosu vs Kawasaki Frontale on 05/21/2022 at 08:00. Kawasaki Frontale has the upper hand in this match, since they are currently on the second place in the table. However, they still want to make sure to keep their rank. Kawasaki Frontale won their last match against Avispa Fukuoka, while Sagan Tosu didn't manage to score 3 points. So it will be exciting to see if they'll take this match as a chance to compensate for this. With two wins and one loss out of their last five games Sagan Tosu also had a quite mixed performance lately on which they could now improve. Kawasaki Frontale, on the other hand, performed better: They managed to win most of their last games.

Another match fans are looking forward to takes place on 05/21/2022 at 06:00. Here, FC Tokyo (currently in 7th place) will face Kashiwa Reysol (4th place). Both of them didn't manage to score 3 points in their last match. Looking at the teams' performance in their last matches can also be an indicator about their current form: FC Tokyo didn't perform well in the latest matches and lost the majority of them, but so did Kashiwa Reysol.

People are also excited to see Avispa Fukuoka fight against Yokohama Marinos. They currently are in 12th place and 3rd place, making their match interesting to watch. Yokohama Marinos won their last match against Shonan Bellmare, while Avispa Fukuoka didn't manage to win against Kawasaki Frontale. Now, Yokohama Marinos hast the chance to show that they're the better team altogether. You can also look at their recent performance to get an idea of their chances in the upcoming match: Yokohama Marinos managed to be victorious in most of their recent games, winning 4 out of their last 5.

Round 14 Fixtures

The following games of the current matchday are scheduled for this week:

2022-05-18:

  • Vissel Kobe - Kawasaki Frontale 10:00 UTC
  • Urawa Red Diamonds - Yokohama Marinos 10:30 UTC

2022-05-21:

  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima - Kyoto Sanga FC 04:00 UTC
  • Shimizu S-Pulse - Nagoya Grampus 05:00 UTC
  • Cerezo Osaka - Gamba Osaka 05:00 UTC
  • FC Tokyo - Kashiwa Reysol 06:00 UTC
  • Shonan Bellmare - Vissel Kobe 06:00 UTC
  • Urawa Red Diamonds - Kashima Antlers 08:00 UTC
  • Sagan Tosu - Kawasaki Frontale 08:00 UTC
  • Avispa Fukuoka - Yokohama Marinos 10:00 UTC

2022-05-22:

  • Jubilo Iwata - Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 06:00 UTC

League Table and Current Season Stats

Kashima Antlers are currently leading the table with 28 points and a goal differencial of 8 (21 scored and 13 received). So far, they have won 9 out of their 13 matches–but since they're only leading by 2 points, Kawasaki Frontale (2/26pts) could take the lead this week, if they win their match against Vissel Kobe (17/7pts). Of course, Kashima Antlers would also have to lose their match. In any case, players will give their best to help their team win. But not only the top of the table has some interesting matches to offer–teams in the lower half also have to fight hard to stay in their league and not finish the season in last place. At the bottom of the table, Shonan Bellmare (18/7pts) are fighting for their stay in the J.League. With only 7 points they're currently at the last place within the league. If they fight hard, Shonan Bellmare could actually stay in the league, since they're only 6 points behind Shimizu S-Pulse (15/13pts), who are in need of points to not face relegation.

The biggest positive change in position, compared to the last matchday, has been made by Jubilo Iwata (11/17 points), who moved up two positions and are now in 11th place in the league. On the other side, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo (14/14 points) made the biggest loss in positions, losing a total of two ranks.

J.League Season Summary: Start and End dates

18 teams are fighting for the title in the J.League 2022. Of the total 307 matches the teams have to participate in this season, 116 matches have already been played, leaving 191 still to go. The current season started on 02/18/2022 and will have games played until 11/13/2022. Two teams will be demoted to a lower league where they will have to prove themselves in the next season, while one team will have the chance to fight for their stay in the league in a relegation match. Also, the first three teams will qualify to play in bigger tournaments.

The Top Players so far

Currently, Yuma Suzuki is dominating the league and leading the list of the best players by points. This season, he scored six goals and assisted with four goals. On the 2nd place, Anderson Lopes is following with six goals and three assists. He's playing for Yokohama Marinos.

These are the current top 10 players of the league by points:

RankPlayer nameTeamGoals/Assists
1Yuma SuzukiKashima Antlers6/4
2Anderson LopesYokohama Marinos6/3
3Peter UtakaKyoto Sanga FC8/0
3Ayase UedaKashima Antlers8/0
5Yuto SuzukiJubilo Iwata5/2
6Makoto MitsutaSanfrecce Hiroshima3/3
6Mao HosoyaKashiwa Reysol4/2
8AdailtonFC Tokyo4/1
8Arthur CaikeKashima Antlers3/2
8Matheus SavioKashiwa Reysol3/2

Who are the top goalscorers in the league?

Looking at the list of the league's best goal scorers, multiple players are leading the list: Peter Utaka and Ayase Ueda. Further down the list, players of Kashima Antlers and Yokohama Marinos are also trying to work their way up the goal-getter list: Yuma Suzuki and Anderson Lopes are all hoping to be in the spotlight at the end of the J.League 2022.

Counting only the goals scored, the following players are the best in the league:

RankPlayer nameTeamGoals
1Peter UtakaKyoto Sanga FC8
1Ayase UedaKashima Antlers8
3Yuma SuzukiKashima Antlers6
3Anderson LopesYokohama Marinos6
5Yuto SuzukiJubilo Iwata5
6Mao HosoyaKashiwa Reysol4
6AdailtonFC Tokyo4
6Tsukasa MorishimaSanfrecce Hiroshima4
6Takuma NishimuraYokohama Marinos4
10Makoto MitsutaSanfrecce Hiroshima3

Assists Rankings

Most goals can only be shot when at least two players work together and combine their forces to work their way around the opponent's defense. Therefore, it is also important to take a look at the top assisting players. Currently, in this season of the J.League, two players are competing for the title of the top assisting player: Yuma Suzuki and Yasuto Wakizaka
Looking at the total assists per player, this is the current status of the list containing the best assisting players:

RankPlayer nameTeamAssists
1Yuma SuzukiKashima Antlers4
1Yasuto WakizakaKawasaki Frontale4
3Anderson LopesYokohama Marinos3
3Makoto MitsutaSanfrecce Hiroshima3
3Miki YamaneKawasaki Frontale3
3Kota MizunumaYokohama Marinos3
3Akito FukumoriHokkaido Consadole Sapporo3
3Masaya MatsumotoJubilo Iwata3
3Marcos JuniorYokohama Marinos3
3Yuta KamiyaShimizu S-Pulse3

Card Rankings

Fairness and sportsmanship are also very important when evaluating players and teams. Hence, it can be good to know which of the players aren't too particular about fairness.There's more than one player currently leading the list of players who received bookings. Playing for Kashima Antlers, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and Kawasaki Frontale, Diego Pituca, Hiroki Miyazawa and Chanathip Songkrasin have received warnings for their behaviour on the field. The following list shows the players in the league who received the most bookings:

RankPlayer nameTeamRed/Yellow
1Diego PitucaKashima Antlers1/3
1Hiroki MiyazawaHokkaido Consadole Sapporo0/4
1Chanathip SongkrasinKawasaki Frontale0/4
4Yuma SuzukiKashima Antlers0/3
4Fabian GonzalezJubilo Iwata1/2
4Junior SantosSanfrecce Hiroshima0/3
4Gakuto NotsudaSanfrecce Hiroshima0/3
4Sachiro ToshimaKashiwa Reysol0/3
4Ryoya MorishitaNagoya Grampus0/3
4Kuryu MatsukiFC Tokyo0/2

J1 League Live Streaming and TV Schedule

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Best J1 League Odds 

Get the best possible betting odds offered on any football match by using our Oddspedia Football odds comparison. Thereby, benefit from the best real-time J1 League betting odds collected from all the reputable betting sites in your country.

You can see the latest betting odds for J1 League in the 1x2 column. Also,  Long-term bets for J1 League can be found via the outrights tab. Click on the event to see a detailed odds comparison of both live and pre-match odds. Additionally, you will find movement and changes to the football betting odds of the match.

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