The Japan J-League starts next weekend, and it will be another battle for 2023. Yokohama FM’s journey begins with Nagoya Grampus.
Last season was good for Yokohama FM. They triumphed with 68 points over their rivals, Kawasaki, with a difference of two points.
Nagoya Grampus finished the season in 8th place in the table. As they travel to Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium, they will be hoping to start the season on the right foot.
However, this will not be easy for the J-League champions. Yokohama FM will then head to Shonan Bellmare as Nagoya Grampus heads to Kyoto Sanga at the end of February 2023.
Both teams finished within the top 10 of the league, so a win for either team will be an advantage.
However, bookmakers rank Nagoya Grampus as underdogs in this match.It’s expected for Yokohama FM to score because their form has been good even in pre-season.
Nagoya Grampus are unbeaten in their last eight away J-League games, and they will look to maintain that record.
Nagoya Grampus has a good record of seven undefeated games in their last eight encounters in the J-League.
In Nagoya Grampus’s three most recent away J-League matches, there have been under 2.5 goals scored.