Three games to go now and with every J-League blog doing this sort of thing, there is clearly a bandwagon worth jumping on. GGOA's take on who is most likely to end up alongside Consadole Sapporo in J2 or in the play-off place is based less upon the mere detail of the opposition thrown up by the fixture list and more upon who is looking like a form team. Almost by definition that means pretty much no-one - this is the bottom of the table we're talking about - but some bad runs are worse than other bad runs.
This being the case, Jubilo Iwata perhaps have enough momentum to gather the required number of points. Albirex Niigata don't score many, but have nevertheless tightened their defence and can perhaps expect to draw some or all of their remaining games. With their rather surprising win at Yokohama F Marinos, Kyoto Sanga stopped the rot and it is hard to imagine a team with 40 points finishing in the bottom three.
Similarly Marinos will be confident that they can at least beat a Tokyo Verdy side looking low on confidence and unsure where their next goal is coming from. The home game with Consadole is absolutely crucial for the Green Machine and if they don't win that it's looking like sayonara. JEF United had appeared to have fought their way out of the drop zone, but two points in three games combined with wins for their rivals mean they're right back in in again.