J.League 1 R3 – Vegalta – Kobe Preview

Vegalta Sendai – Vissel Kobe:

Vegalta have fought out 2 wins out of 2 possible so far, and are off to a great start.  I don’t think it will continue for too long, but at the moment it might be good to avoid any bets against them.

Kobe on the other hand are yet to win a match and pressure is increasing on their manager. They got an expensive team and are yet to get their star players up and running to full speed in the league. Some good news in the league-cup though as Podolski scored 2 goals.

Tricky match to predict, but I think Kobe will avoid defeat. No bets though.

Expected Starting Lineup Vegalta:
3-4-2-1:
21Seki*
13Hiraoka – 27Oiwa (I) – 6Itakura
29Kobayashi – 17Tomita(I) –2Nagato* – 7Okuno
20Abe – 16Notsuda
11Ishihara

Injuries/Suspension:
GK Schmidt (R)
DF Hachisuka (S/R)
MF Nakano (R)
MF Ryang (S/R)
MF Tsuihashi (S/R)

Team Strength:
93%

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Expected Starting Lineup Kobe:
4-4-2:
18Kim (I)
13Ogawa – 39Inoha – 3Watanabe – 22Hashimoto
8Mita – 5Chon – 23Matsushita – 21Tanaka
10Podolski (I/K) – 9Havenaar

Injuries/Suspension:
FW Leandro (R)

Team Strength:
99%

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Prediction: 1-1 or 1-2

Bets:
None

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