Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Vissel Kobe:
Hiroshima continues to impress, and have managed to create a rather big gap down to the other teams on the table. Their form is destined to take a plunge sooner or later though, and Kobe can be a potential tricky match for them I think.
Kobe aren’t playing anywhere near their full potential I think, but got some good news in Leandro returning to the pitch last round. On the other hand, Podolski picked up an injury that will keep him out for 2 months or so but I actually think this Kobe-side might play better without Podolski on the pitch.
Odds seems more or less correct, but I still wanna speculate in a small 1×2 bet on Kobe here especially with Hiroshima likely to play without Mizumoto at the back.
Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
33Wada – 23Yoshino*– 2Nogami* – 19Sasaki*
30Shibasaki – 6Aoyama –15Inagaki – 18Kashiwa
20Watari – 39Patrick
DF Chiba (R)
DF Takahashi (R)
DF Niwa (S/R)
DF Mizumoto (R)
Expected Starting Lineup Kobe:
6Takahashi – 3Watanabe – 5Chon – 30Teerasil
33Otsuki – 8Mita –14Fujita – 27Goke
19Watanabe – 17Wellington*
FW Podolski (I/K)
Prediction: 1-0 or 2-0
Kobe 1×2 @ 4,04 (10 units)