Nagoya Grampus’ title hopes have taken a big hit in recent weeks after taking just one point from their last four matches, but they are still only six points off the top and can restart their push for the crown when they meet Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo on Saturday 4 pm JST in match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
Nagoya have slipped on both ends, having conceded in each of the last four matches and the last time they scored two goals in a league contest was way back on July 8. That they are still in the title fight is a bit of fortune, but they are and can absolutely still make a run at the top. They just need to find the defensive form that has made them one of J1’s best for years and start giving Kasper Junker some help up front.
Consa provide Nagoya with a great opportunity to jumpstart their attack. Only one team has given up more goals than Sapporo this season. The question will be whether Grampus’ defense can stiffen up and hold up against a Consa attack that is always a threat.
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.