Nagoya Grampus VS Urawa Red Diamonds | 2nd August 2023
The Emperor’s Cup is back in action with another round of matches this week as Urawa Red Diamonds lock horns with an impressive Nagoya Grampus side in an important game at the CS Asset Minato Soccer Field on Wednesday.
Nagoya Grampus are currently in third place in the J1 League standings and have punched above their weight so far this season. The home side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Kyoto Sanga last week and will need to bounce back in this match.
Urawa Red Diamonds, on the other hand, are in fourth place in the league table at the moment and have also stepped up to the plate so far. The Reds fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Cerezo Osaka in their previous game and have a point to prove this week.
- Urawa Red Diamonds have an impressive record against Nagoya Grampus and have won 20 out of the 46 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Nagoya Grampus’ 17 victories.
- Urawa Red Diamonds were on an unbeaten run of 14 matches in all competitions before their defeat at the hands of Cerezo Osaka in the J1 League earlier this month.
- Urawa Red Diamonds have conceded only 17 goals in their 21 matches in the J1 League so far – the joint-best defensive record in the competition alongside Vissel Kobe at the moment.
- After an impressive start to their J1 League campaign, Nagoya Grampus have won only two of their last five matches in the competition and have suffered defeat in two of these games.