Sanga and Consa meet in Kyoto with both in need of a win

Sanga and Consa meet in Kyoto with both in need of a win

Kyoto Sanga and Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo have both hit rough patches of late, setting the stage for a big opportunity for one of them to pick up three crucial points when they meet on Saturday at 7 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

Sanga have just one win from their last five, dropping them to the edges of the relegation race. Six points separate them from the bottom, so there’s still margin for error in Kyoto, but they are not in a place to feel completely confident about another season in J1 yet.

The key for Sanga will be finding a way to generate more chances. They’ve scored in just one of their last five and it hasn’t been because of poor finishing. They’ve simply struggled to create opportunities, which has to change.

Sanga will need goals because, while Consa haven’t won since June 3, they still do have a dangerous attack that has made a habit of getting on the scoreboard even in losses. For Sanga to get the win they need to help secure their safety, it’ll take an attack that can stand up to the boys from Sapporo.

The J.League announced that up to four matches will be streamed live each week for the 2023 season, bringing one of Asia’s top league’s to fans around the world. The streams will be free to view on the J.League International YouTube channel in any country that does not have an existing rights agreement.