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Vissel Kobe will do battle with visiting side Urawa Red Diamonds at NOEVIR Stadium Kobe in the J1 League game on Wednesday.
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Vissel Kobe won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 0-2 J1 League losing effort in their last game against Shonan Bellmare.
Takuya Okamoto (78') and Mitsuki Saito (84') scored for Shonan Bellmare.
It has not been often in recent times that Vissel Kobe haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Ushi have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 13 goals during that time.
Ahead of this meeting, Vissel Kobe have not lost a league tie with Urawa Red Diamonds in their previous 2 games.
Urawa Red Diamonds
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Yokohama F. Marinos in J1 League action, Urawa Red Diamonds will be aiming to make amends here.
The only player to score from Urawa Red Diamonds was Quenten Martinus (90'). Júnior Santos (2', 37', 90'), Daizen Maeda (10'), Ryuta Koike (14'), Makito Ito (31' Own goal) and Kota Mizunuma (67') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
Demonstrating their bias toward high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 22 times in the prior six games in which Urawa Red Diamonds have sent out their troops, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals for each meeting. Opposition teams have managed 9 from this total. Let’s see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Coming into this meeting, Urawa Red Diamonds haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 14/10/2017 tells us that Vissel Kobe have won 2 of these & Urawa Red Diamonds 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 from Ushi and 10 being from Reds. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 12 on 23/08/2020 when it ended Urawa Red Diamonds 1-2 Vissel Kobe.
The match was refereed by Yuichi Nishimura.
Team News: Vissel Kobe
Vissel Kobe boss Atsuhiro Miura has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from. Leo Osaki will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Urawa Red Diamonds
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, Urawa Red Diamonds boss Tsuyoshi Ōtsuki does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Urawa Red Diamonds must be fancied to score a goal against this Vissel Kobe lineup, however it might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 victory for Vissel Kobe at the end of the match. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NOEVIR Stadium Kobe (29,332)
Captain: Andrés Iniesta
Chairman: Yozo Tachibana
Manager: Atsuhiro Miura
Competitions: J1 League position 11
🔑 Star Player: Douglas
Usually used in the Striker position, Douglas was born in Morros, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Tokushima Vortis in the 2010 season, the talented Forward has got 7 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign to date from a total of 23 appearances.