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Round 33
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
29
26
45
2
1 - 2
2.64
2.22
15° overcast clouds
37
32
31
1
1 - 0
1.9
2.7
18° few clouds
45
31
24
1
1 - 0
1.93
2.22
17° scattered clouds
44
30
26
1
1 - 0
1.97
2.27
20° few clouds
56
22
22
1
2 - 1
3.03
1.79
19° overcast clouds
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
68.48
31.52
Under
1.97
1.36
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Round 34
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
55
26
19
1
1 - 0
2.22
1.82
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
57.74
42.26
Under
2.37
1.15
61.79
38.21
Under
2.22
1.23
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
55%
Home
0
1 - 0
2.22
1.09
Round 32
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
38
32
30
1
1 - 0
1.91
2.63
16° overcast clouds
2 - 0
66
18
16
1
2 - 1
3.64
1.52
24° clear sky
2 - 1
50
27
23
1
1 - 0
2.4
2
26° clear sky
5 - 3
39
27
34
1
1 - 0
2.5
2.56
25° light rain
1 - 0
23
21
56
2
1 - 2
3.38
1.79
0 - 1
38
27
35
1
2 - 1
2.67
2.63
26° broken clouds
1 - 1
48
25
27
1
2 - 1
2.61
2.08
1 - 1
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
70.21
29.79
Under
1.91
1.4
2 - 0
57.16
42.84
Under
2.4
1.14
5 - 3
54.58
45.42
Under
2.5
1.09
1 - 0
51.67
48.33
Under
2.61
1.03
1 - 1
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
63
37
No
1 - 0
1.91
2.25
2 - 0
49
51
Yes
1 - 0
2.5
2.01
1 - 0
48
52
Yes
2 - 1
2.61
2.03
1 - 1
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
62%
Away
0
1 - 0
1.91
1.23
2 - 0
50%
Home
0
1 - 0
2.4
0.99
5 - 3
61%
Away
0
1 - 0
2.5
1.22
1 - 0
56%
Away
-1
1 - 2
3.38
1.12
0 - 1
62%
Away
0
2 - 1
2.67
1.23
1 - 1
52%
Away
0
2 - 1
2.61
1.04
1 - 1
Round 31
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
23
32
45
2
0 - 1
1.78
2.22
25° clear sky
1 - 0
40
28
32
1
1 - 0
2.28
2.5
27° clear sky
1 - 0
29
36
35
X
0 - 0
1.5
2.78
25° clear sky
3 - 0
45
26
29
1
2 - 1
2.61
2.22
23° clear sky
1 - 5
60
24
16
1
1 - 0
2.37
1.67
1 - 0
79
14
7
1
3 - 0
3.17
1.27
22° clear sky
1 - 2
47
23
30
1
2 - 1
3.2
2.13
29° clear sky
1 - 1
40
24
36
1
2 - 1
2.99
2.5
20° broken clouds
5 - 1
57
24
19
1
2 - 1
2.58
1.75
27° clear sky
1 - 2
18
22
60
2
1 - 2
2.7
1.67
19° heavy intensity rain
0 - 1
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
73.73
26.27
Under
1.78
1.47
1 - 0
80.95
19.05
Under
1.5
1.61
3 - 0
51.63
48.37
Under
2.61
1.03
1 - 5
57.75
42.25
Under
2.37
1.15
1 - 0
38.71
61.29
Over
3.17
1.22
1 - 2
38.05
61.95
Over
3.2
1.23
1 - 1
42.76
57.24
Over
2.99
1.14
5 - 1
52.39
47.61
Under
2.58
1.04
1 - 2
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
67
33
No
0 - 1
1.78
2.34
1 - 0
48
52
Yes
2 - 1
2.61
2.04
1 - 5
59
41
No
1 - 0
2.37
2.17
1 - 0
58
42
No
3 - 0
3.17
2.15
1 - 2
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
55%
Home
+1
0 - 1
1.78
1.1
1 - 0
65%
Home
+1
0 - 0
1.5
1.3
3 - 0
55%
Away
0
2 - 1
2.61
1.1
1 - 5
60%
Home
0
1 - 0
2.37
1.19
1 - 0
58%
Home
-1
3 - 0
3.17
1.15
1 - 2
53%
Away
0
2 - 1
3.2
1.06
1 - 1
57%
Home
0
2 - 1
2.58
1.14
1 - 2

WHAT IS THE JAPAN J-LEAGUE?

Are you wondering how football runs in Japan? Japan J-League is one of the major football competitions in this Asian country. Refer to our website to learn more about this league as well as the Japan J-League Predictions without having to pay anything.

The Japan J-League is simply known as the J1 League or J1. This is the top division of the Japan Professional Football League and also one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. The competition is currently called the  Meiji Yasuda J1 League due to the sponsorship of Meiji Yasuda Life. Before that, the league was named the  J.League Division 1. 

At the end of a season, the worst four teams of the league will have to be relegated to the J2 League (the Second Division). The best teams have opportunities to compete in the AFC Champions League. Kawasaki Frontale are defending champions in the 2020 season. 

Kawasaki Frontale- 2020 J-League championsKawasaki Frontale- 2020 J-League champions

HISTORY OF THE J-LEAGUE

Before the professional league( before 1992)

In the early years before 1992, the highest level of club football was the Japan Soccer League (JSL), which included non-professional teams. However, due to having not many fans, low-qualified grounds, and teams, the JSL went into decline in the 1980s. At that time, the Japan Football Association (JFA) decided to establish a professional league in order to improve the image of the competition as well as gain more fans. 

The creation of the J-League

In 1992, J-League was founded as a professional football league in Japan with the participation of 8 clubs drawn from the JSL First Division, the Second Division, and the newly formed Shimizu S-Pulse. The  Yamazaki Nabisco Cup competition was held among the ten clubs in 1992 to prepare for the first season of the J-League.

In early 1993, the inaugural season of the J-League was officially kicked off with 10 participating clubs. The three first editions ( 1993-1995) were considered successful. However, in the 1996-1999 period, the league’s attendance declined rapidly. 

Japan J LeagueJapan J League

Changes in infrastructure and formats of the game (1999-2004)

To solve the problem of wrong directions before, the J-league management proposed two solutions.

First, they announced the J-League HUndred Year Vision by 2092. The league, thus, stimulated the clubs to promote football or non-football-related sports and health activities, to acquire local sponsorships, and found good relationships with their hometowns at the grass-root level.

Second, the structure of the league was almost changed in 1999. The J-League was taken part in by nine teams from the semi-professional JFL and one team from J-League to create a two-division system. 

The top division of the league system was  J.League Division 1 (J1) with 16 clubs, the second tier was  J.League Division 2 (J2) with 10 clubs, and the third tier was the Japan Football league( the former second tier). 

Until 2004, the J1 season was split into two. At the end of a season, the champion from each half plays a two-legged series to decide the overall season winner. 

Since 2005, J-League Division 1 was played among 18 teams and the season’s format became more similar to the European league format. 

In 2015, the J.League Division 1 was renamed J1 League. The competition format was also changed to a three-stage system. 

2017-present

At the end of the 2016 season, the tournament was abandoned in favor of a return to a single-stage system. From 2017, the team having the most points will become the champion. From 2018, the bottom two teams are relegated and the 16th ranked team joins a playoff with the J2 club that wins a promotion playoff series. 

2021 J1 LEAGUE

Which teams are taking part in the 2021 J-League?

Teams in the 2021 J-League

Club

Location

Stadium

Capacity

Last Season

Tokushima Vortis

Tokushima Prefecture

Pocarisweat Stadium

20,441

J2 (1st)

Avispa Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture

Best Denki Stadium

21,562

J2 (2nd)

Kawasaki Frontale

Kanagawa Prefecture

Todoroki Stadium

26,232

J1 (1st)

Gamba Osaka

Osaka Prefecture

Panasonic Stadium Suita

39,694

J1 (2nd)

Nagoya Grampus

Aichi Prefecture

Toyota Stadium

45,000

J1 (3rd)

Cerezo Osaka

Osaka Prefecture

Yanmar Stadium

47,853

J1 (4th)

Kashima Antlers

Ibaraki Prefecture

Kashima Soccer Stadium

40,728

J1 (5th)

FC Tokyo

Tokyo

Ajinomoto Stadium

49,970

J1 (6th)

Kashiwa Reysol

Chiba Prefecture

Hitachi Kashiwa Stadium

15,900

J1 (7th)

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Hiroshima Prefecture

Edion Stadium

36,894

J1 (8th)

Yokohama F. Marinos

Kanagawa Prefecture

Nissan Stadium

72,327

J1 (9th)

Urawa Red Diamonds

Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Stadium 2002

63,700

J1 (10th)

Oita Trinita

Ōita Prefecture

Showa Denko Dome Oita

40,000

J1 (11th)

Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo

Hokkaido

Sapporo Dome

Sapporo Atsubetsu Stadium

41,484

20,861

J1 (12th)

Sagan Tosu

Saga Prefecture

Ekimae Stadium

24,130

J1 (13th)

Vissel Kobe

Hyōgo Prefecture

Noevir Stadium

30,132

J1 (14th)

Yokohama FC

Kanagawa Prefecture

MItsuzawa Stadium

15,046

J1 (15th)

Shimizu S-Pulse

Shizuoka Prefecture

IAI Stadium

20,339

J1 (16th)

Vegalta Sendai

Miyagi Prefecture

Yurtec Stadium Sendai

19,694

J1 (17th)

Shonan Bellmare

Kanagawa Prefecture

Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka

18,500

J1 (18th)

How does the 2021 J1- League work?

There are 18 teams playing this season. They play in a double round-robin format at home and away fields for a total of 34 games each. A team gets 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and zero for a loss. If total points are equal, the criteria of goal differences, goals scored, head-to-head results, and disciplinary points are used to determine the ranking of teams. 

If necessary, a draw can be conducted. If two teams are tied for first place, both will be declared as co-champions. The three best clubs will qualify for the AFC Champions League next year. Whereas, the two last-ranked teams will be relegated to the Japan J League 2. The third club will join a playoff to play against the J2 playoffs winning team. 

Prize money of the league 

  • Winners: 300 million yen
  • Runners-up: 120 million yen
  • Third place: 60 million yen

     Besides, the top 4 clubs are also awarded the following funds:

  • Winners: 1,550,000,000 yen
  • Runners-up: 700,000,000 yen
  • Third-place: 350,000,000 yen
  • Fourth place: 180,000,000 yen

TITLES BY CLUBS IN THE J-LEAGUE

As of the 2020 season, Kashima Antlers are dominating the league with 8 times becoming the champions and 3 times being the runners-up. Yokohama F. Marinos ranks second with 4 titles. Júbilo Iwata, Kawasaki Frontale, and Sanfrecce Hiroshima stay in the same third position with 3 titles. Especially, Kawasaki Frontale are defending their championship the previous season. 

 

Japan J League Table

Club

Champions

Runners-Up

Winning Seasons

Runners-Up Seasons

Kashima Antlers

8

3

1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016

1993, 1997, 2017

Yokohama F. Marinos

4

3

1995, 2003, 2004, 2019

2000, 2002, 2013

Júbilo Iwata

3

3

1997, 1999, 2002

1998, 2001, 2003

Kawasaki Frontale

3

3

2017, 2018, 2020

2006, 2008, 2009

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

3

2

2012, 2013, 2015

1994, 2018

Gamba Osaka

2

3

2005, 2014

2010, 2015, 2020

Tokyo Verdy

2

1

1993, 1994

1995

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

5

2006

2004, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2016

Nagoya Grampus

1

2

2010

1996, 2011

Kashiwa Reysol

1

0

2011

 

Shimizu S-Pulse

0

1

 

1999

Vegalta Sendai

0

1

 

2012

FC Tokyo

0

1

 

2019

 

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REFERENCE SOURCES

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J1_League 
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_J1_League