VISSEL KOBE V YOKOHAMA
In that game, Vissel Kobe had 65% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Vissel Kobe, the goalscorers were Kyogo Furuhashi (2') and Andrés Iniesta (80'). On the other side, Avispa Fukuoka had 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Yuya Yamagishi (19') scored for Avispa Fukuoka.
It has been seldom in recent games where Vissel Kobe have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Ushi have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals during that time. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Tokyo in J1 League competition, Yokohama FC and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Yokohama FC managed 45% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. FC Tokyo got 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Adailton (31') scored for FC Tokyo.
The strike force from Yokohama FC have been starved of goals over their previous six games, netting the disappointing return of just 4. In those matches, Yokohama have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 9.
Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
KASHIWA V URAWA RED DIAMONDS
Kashiwa Reysol will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 J1 League loss in their previous game against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In that game, Kashiwa Reysol managed 42% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Kashiwa Reysol was Keiya Shiihashi (78' Own goal). On the other side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima got 23 shots on goal with 7 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Kashiwa Reysol have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Reysol have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 11 goals during that time.
After a losing effort in their last game against Shonan Bellmare in J1 League action, Urawa Red Diamonds will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Urawa Red Diamonds managed 64% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for Urawa Red Diamonds was Kasper Junker (9', 53'). Shonan Bellmare got 4 shots at goal with 3 on target. Naoki Yamada (27'), Wellington (70') and Takuya Okamoto (88') scored for Shonan Bellmare.
Throughout their six latest matches, Ricardo Rodríguez's Urawa Red Diamonds have turned their attacks into goals 11 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.83.
Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
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