Hiroshima vs Nagoya
In the second round of the Japanese J- league cup Hiroshima welcomes Nagoya Grampus. In the first round Nagoya lost at home to Urawa 4:1 while Hiroshima won over Gamba Osaka away with 4:0.
There is not much point of anaylizing which team is better or who is absent from the game as you will not see many regulars in this match. Hiroshima played with 1 regular against Gamba while Nagoya played with I think 2 against Urawa.
Hiroshima is a much better team and leading the league while it seems even second string players will be to much for this cup competition. They just demolished the defense lousy Gamba and I think they will have a field day against Nagoya as well.
Nagoya is the newly promoted team this season and they were gun ho happy in J2 being extremely potent in attack but with such shabby defensive game. The coach Kazama is to blame and they won`t change him anytime soon. Main objectiv for Nagoya is to stay in the league and this is not important. Fringe players will be given a chance and we saw how that worked in first match when they conceded 4 goals in first half. If they can score a goal or two this has potential for big over.
Hiroshima vs Nagoya prediction
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