Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona
International- Club Friendlies
Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 10:00 UK / 11:00 CET
Venue: Misaki Park Stadium.
Despite possessing quite a few international talents in the squad, Kobe have been failing to deliver in the J-League so far and are hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone.
They have gone three games without a win as of now, with their latest defeat coming at the hands of Yokohama by a 2-0 scoreline at this very same venue. Despite making far more attempts at goal than their foes, the team failed to find the back of the net in each of the four shots that were on target.
Barcelona come into the tie, fresh off a disappointing 2-1 loss against Chelsea earlier this week. Antoine Griezmann featured for the first time in the Catalan outfit, but it hardly made a difference, and the team had to make do with a just consolation goal courtesy of Rakitic in the dying minutes of the game.
It is certainly going to be a one-sided affair on Saturday, with Vissel Kobe unlikely to get their name on the scoresheet let alone pick up a win.
Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Head to head (h2h)
- Both the teams have not previously locked horns with each other.
Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Prediction
The home team have been struggling to keep themselves in the safe zone and have just three wins on home soil so far. David Villa, the former Barcelona striker, is the club’s top scorer at present and is just one goal shy of being the highest scorer in the entire league.
Kobe can huff and puff with all their might, but the combined efforts of the talented Iniesta, Podolski, and Villa himself, will not be enough to get their names on the scoresheet this weekend.
Expect Barcelona to rack up the goals all by themselves in what is likely to turn into a high scoring clash.
Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Betting tips
Barcelona -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.75 odd
Over 3.5 full-time goals @ 2.00 odd.