Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea
International – Club Friendlies
Date: Friday, 19 July 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.
Chelsea has high hopes for this season. Under the helm of their legendary player, Frank Lampard, the team has started strong and is looking to keep the momentum going. The reigning Europa champions have added the influential Christian Pulisic to their roster and will be looking ahead to life without Eden Hazard.
Once this tie is over, they will be lining up against Barcelona, and then things could get real. Still, a Japanese opposition cannot be considered lighter rivals. Especially considering that Frontale is the reigning J1 League title-holders.
The Asian side is going strong in its domestic competition and is actively trying to defend their crown. A clash against the Blues will be a great opportunity for them to take on a much greater opponent, and to get themselves on the map as well.
Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are taking on each other for the very first time.
Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea Prediction
Despite the home advantage, it’d be a monumental task for the Japanese side to dominate proceedings against this set of visitors. Moreover, the guests will not be in a mood for a friendly too. They have great challenges lying ahead of them, and these matches are supremely important for them to test waters with the new manager, and tactics, especially with them losing their talisman to Real Madrid.
The arrival of Pulisic will definitely be a boost to the English. In addition, they were unbeaten in 22 of their last 24 match-ups and is so in their last six on the road.
Finally, Lampard will be dead-serious about a win in this tie, considering he’ll be judged on his role at the dugouts, and a win would help build confidence, for himself, as well as for fans and the management. Despite taking on an underdog, we can expect the guests to come out with real intent.
Kawasaki Frontale vs Chelsea Betting Tips
HT/FT – Chelsea @ 1.95
Over 2.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 2.40.