Nagoya Grampus will be hosting visiting opponents Vissel Kobe at Paloma Toyota Stadium in this J1 League clash on Saturday.
Our Nagoya Grampus v Vissel Kobe tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Nagoya Grampus will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-2 J1 League loss in their previous game against Yokohama FC.
For Nagoya Grampus, goals were scored by Yutaka Yoshida (12') and Mateus (73'). Kosuke Saito (19'), Taakaki Shichi (22') and Yuji Senuma (78') scored for Yokohama FC.
Massimo Ficcadenti's Nagoya Grampus have found the net 7 times over their preceding 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures amounts to 7.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Cerezo Osaka in J1 League action, Vissel Kobe and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Yōichirō Kakitani (63') was the scorer for Cerezo Osaka.
Proving their bias toward high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the prior 6 matches in which Vissel Kobe have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.67 goals each clash. Their opponents have hit 12 of those goals.
Going into this contest, Vissel Kobe are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes dating back to 08/05/2016 tells us that Nagoya Grampus have won 1 of these games & Vissel Kobe 5, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
In all, 21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 for N. Grampus and 14 being from Ushi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was J1 League match day 31 on 09/11/2019 when it finished Nagoya Grampus 3-0 Vissel Kobe.
The match was refereed by Masaaki Iemoto.
Team News: Nagoya Grampus
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Nagoya Grampus boss Massimo Ficcadenti to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Aria Jasuru Hasegawa (Tibia Fracture) is sidelined.
Team News: Vissel Kobe
Kobe boss Thorsten Fink has a number of players out of action. Douglas (Knee Injury) and Junya Tanaka (Pulled hamstring at the adductors) won’t be making appearances.
In our view, Vissel Kobe would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this Nagoya Grampus side, although it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Nagoya Grampus when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Paloma Toyota Stadium (20,223)
Captain: Yuichi Maruyama
Chairman: Koki Kinishi
Manager: Massimo Ficcadenti
Competitions: J1 League position 4
⭐ Key Man: Naoki Maeda
Generally playing in the Striker position, Naoki Maeda was born in Saitama, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for Tokyo Verdy in the 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 5 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign so far in a total of 12 appearances.