Sanfrecce Hiroshima -0,25 @ 2,06 Pinnacle
Reigning champions by as much as 7 points lost their first game of the season at home to my J. League champions tip for 2013, Urawa Red Diamonds. They were actually dominating big parts of that game but Urawad's tight defense will be key this season. Sanfrecce will be very disappointed to have lost that home game and now they face a must win game already in the second round, away at very bad team Albirex Niigata who will probably be relegated this season, they can't be lucky every year. They lost away at Cerezo Osaka by 1-0, an OK result and their defense is quite OK but they shouldn't be able to stop amazing J. League players like especially Hisato Sato but also Koji Morisaki and Naoki Ishihara from scoring any goals. I think Sanfrecce are bigger favorites than what Pinnacle suggests, we can even pick the -0,25 and still get more than even.