Vissel Kobe vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Date: Saturday, 4 July 2020
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK/ 12:30 CET
Venue: Noevir Stadium (Kobe).
Kobe finished eighth in the table losing more games than they won all season. They had one of the best attacking units, netting over 60 goals but also had one of the worst defences. Andres Iniesta and company have showed similar weaknesses in defence in their season opener also.
Hiroshima started this season with a stunning 3-0 victory over Kashima Antlers. This will give them a great morale boost going into this match. But they have a tendency to draw matches by conceding goals at the latter part of games.
Sanfre has a great run going on against this upcoming opposition, so we can expect a one-sided match on Saturday.
Vissel Kobe vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Hiroshima remains unbeaten against this opposition in six meetings.
- The last win for Kobe in this fixture came back in April 2017.
- Both sides found the back of the net in 6 of their last 7 head to head matches.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in four of those seven matches.
- The visitors have not lost in their four previous trips to this ground.
- Both sides scored in all those five matches here.
- Three games in that period also had over 2.5 goals.
Vissel Kobe vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Prediction
Kobe has one of the bets attacking units this season. But at the same time, they have a tendency to give away silly chances to the opposition.
Currently they are unbeaten in 7 home matches in both cup and the league, which includes 6 back to back wins. So there should be no doubt about them creating goals and scoring.
Even though Hiroshima has lost some major matches away from home recently; they have a good history at this ground. They have made their intentions clear with the win over Antlers.
The visitors dominated possession and kept a clean sheet too. But based on the head to head meetings between these two, I am backing a Double Chance for a draw or Hiroshima winning with both sides scoring.
Vissel Kobe vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or Hiroshima to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.67 (2/3).