After big sucess last year, Kashiwa is having very hard time this part of competitiom in J league. They did not win for almost two month, having not home victory so far. Defense is one of weaker with 24 goals conceded, where young Brazilian Eduardo is playing his worst season.Their right side of the play with Christiano/ Kobayasi and Kudo in front have a lot of problems breaking any better defense in competition. Gamba is currently the best with 11 goals conceded so it could be even bigger issue for Kashiwa at the moment. Only part of season that home team could be satisfied is reaching quarter finals of Asian champion league, but this is left for end of the August and team will have a lot of challenge in domestic league till that.
Osaka is near the top following their play with not much risk. They also reach same level at AFC champion league, but easier beating Seoul 6:3 in two match.They had few more draws, but are very hard to lose with Nawa and Iwas**ta in the back line as one of the best central defenders in league. Away team is at the moment better for at least a goal comparing to Reysol. Taketomi is out for Kashiwa because of red card in last Nagoya match+
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* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.