Vissel Kobe vs Cerezo Osaka
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick-off at 04:00 UK / 05:00 CET
Venue: Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium (Kobe).
Things have been heading downhill for Vissel Kobe, who have just one win from their last four games in the league. With Cerezo Osaka one of the best away teams in the cluster, it goes without saying that the hosts will have to run the extra mile this weekend.
Vissel Kobe vs Cerezo Osaka Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here ended in a stalemate.
- Two of their past five fixtures have finished as a tie.
- The final scorecards have featured more than 2.5 goals in just three of their previous ten matchups.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their last five games.
- Cerezo Osaka have registered a win twice in their previous five encounters. (W-2, D-2, L-1)
Vissel Kobe vs Cerezo Osaka Prediction
Vissel Kobe succumbed to defeat in their most recent clash with Nagoya on the road after the latter slotted three unanswered goals past them by the end of the ninety minutes. The hosts managed just two measly shots on target throughout the matchup, as opposed to their foes who recorded twice that number.
On the other hand, Cerezo Osaka will be making the trip to Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium on the back of a three-match unbeaten run in the league. Their last clash at home saw them pick up a 1-0 win against Shonan. While on the road, they secured all three points against Sapporo by the very same scoreline.
Furthermore, home advantage has not been working its charm for Vissel Kobe in their recent clashes. They have just two wins to boast of from their last four first division games here.
In sharp contrast, the visitors have been faring a lot better on the road and have secured all three points in all of their past four outings in the top flight. Hence, Cerezo Osaka are sizing up to be the favorites to come out on top in this one.
However, the away side have not emerged victoriously in any of their previous three visits here, and have been forced to share the spoils in two of those three matchups. As such, the safest punt would have to a double chance backing Cerezo Osaka.
In addition, the guests have not been shy in getting their names on the scoresheet. And have scored seven goals from their last four outings in the league. The hosts have also been sharp in the final third and have scored two goals or more in four of their past five clashes here.
With both teams proving their mettle in front of goal, it is certainly safe to expect over 2.5 goals on the charts at the last blast of the whistle.
Vissel Kobe vs Cerezo Osaka Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Cerezo Osaka @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).