FC Tokyo vs Vissel Kobe
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo).
Tokyo has been the best team in the competition by distance. They possess a healthy six-point lead at the top over the second-placed Kawasaki. The team has won the most fixtures, at 10, and have conceded the least so far, at a rate of just 0.5 goals per tie.
Last day, at home, Tokyo recorded a 3-1 win over Oita, giving them no chance to settle at all into the game. Once more they play hosts to another match, with hopes of a routine win.
Despite the presence of some stalwarts like David Villa, Sergi Samper, Andres Iniesta, etc, Kobe has failed to carve out a decent spot in the table. As of now, they are just one point over the relegation cutoff and have conceded the second-most number of goals in the league.
FC Tokyo vs Vissel Kobe Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last seven wins went to Tokyo.
- Kobe failed to score in the last three fixtures in a row.
- Tokyo won the last four games at this venue on the trot.
- Since 2000, only once has Kobe won at this stadium.
FC Tokyo vs Vissel Kobe Prediction
The home team is the overwhelming favorite to win this game. They have the home advantage, and importantly, is the best team in the whole league. They have lost just once in the competition, and have won the most fixtures so far. The team also conceded the least number of goals, and most importantly, is a beast at home, with a perfect record.
They won their eight home ties, so far, and scored 16 goals in the process, while conceding just three in return. They were also unbeaten in 14 of their last 15 matches and won ten of their last thirteen as well. At home, they are unbeaten in the last eleven and won ten of them. On top of that, the squad has conceded just three goals from their last 11 appearances in front of the home crowd.
Kobe, meanwhile, is on a seven-game winless streak on the road and lost six of them. By all means, expect them to have a tough set of ninety minutes against the topper.
FC Tokyo vs Vissel Kobe Betting Tips
FC Tokyo to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.50 (1/2).