Kyoto Sanga vs Cerezo Osaka prediction, odds & betting tips 01/06/2024

Kyoto Sanga vs Cerezo Osaka predictions
Seven of the last eight clashes between these outfits went south of the 2.5-goal marker. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Sparks will fly as Kyoto Sanga and Cerezo Osaka battle for three valuable points at the Sanga Stadium this weekend. View our free Kyoto Sanga vs Cerezo Osaka predictions below.

Kyoto Sanga vs Cerezo Osaka predictions: Visitors to open the scoring

Given that Kyoto Sanga's defence was breached first in five of their last six matches, we are fairly confident that Cerezo Osaka will draw first blood.

Key stats

  • At least one team blanked the last five times these teams clashed.
  • Cerezo Osaka won just one of their last seven meetings with Kyoto Sanga.
  • However, Kyoto Sanga suffered five losses in their last six matches.
  • The hosts also conceded first in five of their last six games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cerezo Osaka are bookies' favourites

  • Kyoto Sanga: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • Draw: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • Cerezo Osaka: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Kyoto Sanga have been the worst team in the J League this season. They managed just two wins in 16 league games, with four draws and 10 losses. Cerezo Osaka (6-6-4 W-D-L record) have fared a lot better than their opponents so far.

Keeping that in mind, it's no surprise that the visitors are the expected winners at 1/1 (2.00). Teams with these odds generally have a 50% probability of winning.

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Additionally, seven of the last eight encounters between these teams featured less than three goals. For this reason, under 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 7/10 (1.70). That one has a 58.8% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: Kyoto Sanga eyeing fourth win in five encounters vs Cerezo Osaka

In spite of Kyoto Sanga's recent shortcomings, they've had Cerezo Osaka's number in recent years. The hosts came out on top in three of the last four clashes between these teams, they lost just once in their last seven encounters with Cerezo Osaka.

Japan J-League 25/11/23

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

0
Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

1

Japan J-League 14/05/23

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

0
Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Japan J-League Cup 19/04/23

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

0
Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

2

Japan J-League Cup 05/04/23

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

4
Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

0

Japan J-League 29/10/22

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

0
Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

0

Team news and form guide

Kyoto Sanga: Hoping to get back to winning ways

Hisashi Appiah Tawiah should be back in action for Kyoto Sanga, after serving a two-game suspension for a straight red. There are no major injury concerns for the hosts.

Predicted lineup: Gu (GK), Sato, Asada, Miyamoto, Fukuda, Hirato, Kaneko, Kawasaki, Matsuda, Hara & Toyokawa.

Japan FA Cup 12/06/24

W

Omiya Ardija

Omiya Ardija

0

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

2

Japan J-League 01/06/24

D

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

1

Japan J-League 26/05/24

D

Nagoya Grampus

Nagoya Grampus

1

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

1

Japan J-League 19/05/24

L

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

5

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

0

Japan J-League 15/05/24

L

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

3

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

0

Cerezo Osaka: Looking to extend their unbeaten run to four matches

Cerezo Osaka will not be able to call upon the services of Justin Hubner, who is serving the last of his two-game suspension. There are no other absentees for the visiting team.

Predicted lineup: Kim (GK), Maikuma, Nishio, Toriumi, Funaki, Okuno, Tanaka, Croux, Bueno, Fernandes & Ceará.

Japan FA Cup 12/06/24

W

J-Lease FC

J-Lease FC

1

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

3

Japan J-League Cup 09/06/24

D

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

2

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

2

Japan J-League Cup 05/06/24

L

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

3

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Japan J-League 01/06/24

D

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

1

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Japan J-League 26/05/24

D

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Kyoto Sanga vs Cerezo Osaka predictions
Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Leo Ceara

Leo Ceara has undoubtedly been one of the top performers in the J League this season. He currently leads the race for the Golden Boot with 12 goals in 16 appearances.

The Brazilian forward scored seven times in his last eight matches, and will fancy his chances against Kyoto Sanga's defence.


Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written for a few publications like What Are The Odds, Mighty Tips and Betting Detectives