Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The J1 League clash at Yanmar Stadium Nagai on Saturday sees home side Cerezo Osaka take to the field against opponents Vissel Kobe.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Cerezo Osaka v Vissel Kobe can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Cerezo Osaka prepare for this fixture following a 1-1 J. League Cup drawn game vs Kawasaki Frontale.
The only player to score from Cerezo Osaka was Adam Taggart (89'). Yasuto Wakizaka (33') scored for Kawasaki Frontale.
Cerezo Osaka haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 12 during that period and have conceded a total of 8. That aside, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall be replicated in this upcoming game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Cerezo Osaka:
- are unbeaten in the league by Vissel Kobe in their last 5 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Avispa Fukuoka in J. League Cup action, Vissel Kobe and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only name on the scoresheet from Vissel Kobe was Yūya Ōsako (90'). John Mary (44') and Lukian (58') scored for Avispa Fukuoka.
Miguel Lotina's Vissel Kobe have turned their attacks into goals 7 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 5.
A look at their previous results shows us that Vissel Kobe:
- are winless against Cerezo Osaka when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten by Cerezo Osaka when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes dating back to 23/11/2019 shows that Cerezo Osaka have won 2 of them & Vissel Kobe 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
An aggregate of 7 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 of them from Sakura and 3 netted by Ushi. That is an average goals per game value of 1.17.
The previous league game featuring these sides was J1 League match day 8 on 10/04/2022 when it finished Vissel Kobe 0-1 Cerezo Osaka.
In that game, Vissel Kobe had 64% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Cerezo Osaka had 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Mutsuki Kato (27') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Hayato Shimizu.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
Chaowat Veerachat (Fitness), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Foot Injury), Hinata Kida (Surgery) and Yusuke Maruhashi (Knee Surgery) will be missing for Cerezo Osaka manager Akio Kogiku.
Team News: Vissel Kobe
Vissel Kobe boss Miguel Lotina has some current player fitness concerns. Yoshinori Muto (Ankle Injury), Ryuho Kikuchi (Torn Knee Ligament), Bojan Krkic (Meniscal Injury), Noriaki Fujimoto (torn tendon) and Sergi Samper (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be making appearances.
In our opinion, Vissel Kobe could well find it tough to break down this Cerezo Osaka side who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for Cerezo Osaka at full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadium Nagai (47,853)
Captain: Hiroshi Kiyotake
Chairman: Hiroaki Morishima
Manager: Akio Kogiku
Competitions: J1 League position 4, J. League Cup (Quarter-finals)
⭐ Key Man: Bruno Mendes
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Bruno Mendes was born in Cruzeiro, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Botafogo in the 2012 season, the talented Forward has hit 3 league goals in the J1 League 2022 season so far from a total of 15 appearances.