Kashima Antlers vs Vissel Kobe
Japan – J. League
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 10:00 UK/ 11:00 CET
Venue: Kashima Soccer Stadium (Kashima).
Since the Kashima Stadium has witnessed both teams scoring in most of the recent Vissel Kobe’s visits, we can expect the trend to be pursued in Kashima Antler’s opening home match this season in the J1 League.
Kashima Antlers vs Vissel Kobe Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Kobe.
- The host is winless at home in their last three matches.
- Both teams have scored in the last four fixtures held here.
- The team that visits has stayed unbeaten in seven of the last eight fixtures.
Kashima Antlers vs Vissel Kobe Prediction
Kashima Antlers had to start their new season with a loss to Hiroshima on the road with a 0-3 scoreline.
The Antlers failed to score any goals despite keeping a 61% possession in the clash. Their problems lie in finishing as they had 10 corner kicks in the game but only one shot on target.
It has to be noted that Kashima has continuously lost four matches in a row in their schedule. Also, their year had started with a loss on the road to Kobe in the Emperors Cup.
In the meantime, Kobe will be coming after a 1-1 draw at home against Yokohama in their opening match.
Kobe dominated in all areas of the match with 66% possession, 6 shots on target and 8 corner kicks. Without giving away any corner kicks, their defense stood solid apart for that early conceded goal.
Vissel Kobe is unbeaten in their last nine matches across all major contests. The presence of Barcelona legend, Iniesta, has certainly helped them to be a stronger force.
Having won both the Emperor Cup and Super Cup, Vissel Kobe will be a team to look out for in the J1 league this season. Hence, visitors are likely to create more chances in the game. So, the punters can go with a double chance in the game.
Kashima Antlers vs Vissel Kobe Betting tips
Double chance: Vissel Kobe or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).