Sagan Tosu v Nagoya Grampus – Betting Preview



Sagan Tosu Summary

It has been a very disappointing start to the season for Sagan Tosu, who will be determined to build on the one point they have clocked up in the first two rounds to date in 2023.

After being hammered 5-1 in the opening day game with Shonan, they bounced back with a reasonable point in a 1-1 draw away in Gamba Osaka last weekend. It was a result much needed having been hammered in the opening day fixture.

These results leave them beginning the round in the 16th position in the J-League.

Sagan Tosu has a largely Japanese based playing squad except for a couple of South Korean Goalkeepers in their ranks.

Veteran defender Akumi also is in their squad, he is from Kenya but is yet to make an appearance for the club.


Nagoya Grampus Summary

Nagoya Grampus finished the previous season in 8th place having won their final two matches. That positive finish to 2022 has enabled them to start this campaign off nicely, so the mood is very positive.

This season has begun very well for Nagoya, and they will fancy themselves to be able to gain a win against a struggling host this weekend.

So far Nagoya Grampus is yet to concede a goal and have built their success around a strong defensive unit.

They picked up solid 1-0 wins in both rounds to date, overcoming Yokohama FC and Kyoto Sanga.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. The favourite for the game is the visitor Nagoya Grampus, priced @ 2.20 to gain the win.

The home side is not respected in the market and have odds @ 3.40 to get the victory needed to kickstart their season. The Draw is @ 3.10.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Sagan Tosu have a +0.25 start @ 1.93. They would probably take the point here.

Nagoya -0.25 is @  1.88.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all, where the line has dropped from 2.5 down to 2. This indicates that punters are not expecting a match with goals. Over is @ 1.78 and the Under sits @ 2.02.

Should it end with exactly 2 goals then the stake is returned in full on this market.