A Diamond Bet
POSTED: 01 August 2014
Last week’s Chinese Super League Shanghai derby bet won, after Shenhua beat Shenxin 2-0 meaning the drinks where courtesy of my local bookmaker – here’s hoping for more the same this weekend.
For this week, I’m looking at Japan’s J-League where I think I can see a ‘Diamond’ bet, which is an ironic play on words in that it’s Urawa Red Diamonds that interest me.
Urawa are top of the table and host 6th place Vissel Kobe this weekend, what I note is a huge difference in recent form. Vissel are winless in 4 games, losing 3 – getting stuffed 5-1 at home last week by 8th placed Gamba.
Whereas Urawa are unbeaten in 8 games, winning 7. Uruwa have also been very good in defence conceding just 10 goals in 17 games, against Vissel who’ve conceded 24 goals in the same amount of games.
The top 3 sides are separated by just 3points, so I’d expect Urawa to make home advantage count and take full benefit of Vissel’s recent poor form. In my eyes they win and remain top of the table come Saturday evening, so lump on.
Pick – Urawa Red Diamonds v Vissel Kobe – Urawa to win @ 1.70