Kashima Antlers vs Gamba Osaka (Ibaraki)
Vegalta Sendai vs Kawasaki Frontale (Miyagi)
Shimizu S-Pulse vs Albirix Niigata (Shizuoka)
Nagoya Grampus vs FC Gifu (Aichi)
Sendai has been given home ground advantage over Kawasaki and therefore this should give them a decent chance against Frontale. Gamba and Albirix will be up against it playing to Kashima and Shimizu respectively. Gifu travel the short distance to Mizuho to play against Nagoya, where they will try to get theirselves out of financial difficulty by beating Grampus and making it into the best four.