Matchday 18 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Nagoya Grampus

Matchday 18 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Nagoya Grampus

Verdy’s 18th game of the 2017 J2 season is at Home to Nagoya Grampus at Ajinomoto Stadium. Verdy got a point from their last game after Kazuki Anzai sealed a point against Matsumoto Yamaga, this time it’s one of 2 home games – first up its Nagoya Grampus, this is the first time Nagoya Grampus has been in J2 since they were founded, they finished 16th in the J1 2016 Season but Nagoya have started the 2017 Season in the Second Tier of the JLeague – they currently sit 3rd place with 9 wins, 4 draws and 4 draws on 31 points (2 points behind Avispa) while Verdy, who are in 6th, are 4 points behind the 3rd place side Nagoya, let’s have a look at the head to head between the 2 sides – they started playing each other in 1998 till 2008 (didn’t play each other in the 2006 and 2007 Season) as Nagoya were in J1 and Verdy dropped down to J2 – so this is the first time in 9 years since they last played each other, let’s have a look at the numbers of games each team have won or drawn games – Verdy wins 8, Draws 4, Nagoya wins 10 (out of 22) – so it’s quite close between them, let’s hope Verdy can hope home advantage counts towards getting a good result. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Yamaga (Sun 4th June)


Koki Anzai -Watanabe-Uchida-Kaz Anzai

Pinheiro-Y Takagi-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Nagata, Tamura, Hashimoto, Futagawa, D Takagi, Kajikawa

Subs – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (37’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Takahiro Futagawa On (78’) – Takahiro Futagawa Off, Daisuke Takagi On (84’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Nagoya Grampus (League –This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – D W L L D
Nagoya Grampus – L W W W L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Nagoya’s last game against Kanazawa this past weekend, where they lost by 3 goals to 2, it was about half way into the first half (24’) when Simovic popped up to score Nagoya’s first goal but was pegged back in injury time in the first half thanks to Koichi Sato, with 30 minutes to go Kanazawa took the lead on the 61st minute when Masahiro Kaneko scored, but on the 69th minute Ryuji Sugimoto came up and scored to make it 2-2 but Kanazawa claimed all 3 points after Koichi Sato scored his second goal in the 87th minute to make the final score Nagoya 2-3 Kanazawa.

GK Narazaki
DF Miyahara
DF Sakai
DF Kushikiki
DF Aoki (Off, 57’)
MF Tamada (Off, 81’)
MF Taguchi
MF Washington
MF Izumi
FW Sugimori (Off, 64’)
FW Simovic

GK Shibuya
DF Uchida
MF Kobayashi
MF Hattanda (On, 81’)
FW Felipe Garcia
FW Sato (On, 64’)
FW Sugimoto (On, 57’)

Here are the fixtures for Matchday 18 of the 2017 Season –

Saturday, 10th June
JEF United Chiba v Avispa Fukuoka
Oita Trinita v Yokohama FC
Tokushima Vortis v Shonan Bellmare

Sunday, 11th June
Montedio Yamagata v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Matsumoto Yamaga v Mito Hollyhock
Kamatamare Sanuki v Zweigen Kanazawa
Kyoto Sanga v Machida Zelvia
Renofa Yamaguchi v Fagiano Okayama
Ehime FC v FC Gifu
V-Varen Nagasaki v Roasso Kumamoto

Come on Verdy!


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