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Vissel Kobe will arrive at Sapporo Dome on Sunday for the J1 League showdown with home team Consadole Sapporo.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Consadole Sapporo v Vissel Kobe can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Consadole Sapporo will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 3-1 J1 League victory versus Yokohama F. Marinos.
For Consadole Sapporo, the goals were scored by Yoshiaki Komai (16'), Takuma Arano (18') and Takuro Kaneko (89'). Jun Amano (15') was the scorer for Yokohama F. Marinos.
In their past six games, Mihailo Petrović's Consadole Sapporo have found the net 10 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.67.
A look at their previous results shows us that Consadole Sapporo:
- haven't lost in the league to Vissel Kobe in their previous 3 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Gamba Osaka in J1 League competition, Vissel Kobe will be hoping to turn things around here.
Yuji Ono (62') and Takashi Usami (86') scored for Gamba Osaka.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Thorsten Fink's Vissel Kobe have converted a total of 5 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Taking a look at their past results, Vissel Kobe:
- have not registered a win against Consadole Sapporo when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 04/06/2017, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Consadole Sapporo winning 3 of those games, Vissel Kobe 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Consa and 12 coming from Ushi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was J1 League match day 25 on 31/08/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Vissel Kobe 2-3 Consadole Sapporo.
The referee was Minoru Tojo.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Musashi Suzuki (Hamstring Injury) misses out.
Team News: Vissel Kobe
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Vissel Kobe boss Thorsten Fink doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
We’re of the opinion that Vissel Kobe and Consadole Sapporo could both find themselves scoring on more than one occasion in a potential goal-fest with little between the two teams.
Let’s see how it plays out, but we expect to see goals and there is to be a real possibility it will end up level. We’re therefore seeing a draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Yoshikadu Nonomura
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 8
🔑 Key Player: Takuma Arano
Customarily taking up the Centre Midfield position, Takuma Arano was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Consadole Sapporo in the 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.