Vissel Kobe – Sanfrecce Hiroshima:
Last match was the first where both Podolski and Iniesta played for Kobe, and it gave immediate result as the 2 combined beautifully to set up the first goal of the match, which they won 2-1 in the end. OF course, it’s too early to draw any conclusions, but I expect this Kobe-side to be a very tough team to beat from now on.
Hiroshima are still in 1st place and got a very impressive 8-1-1 away so far but they only got 2 wins on their last 5 matches and have shown signs of weaknesses lately. I think they could be in for a struggle here, and have good value on both the HCP and 1×2 on Kobe, as well as the over.
In terms of team-news both teams are at full-strength.
Expected Starting Lineup Kobe:
24Mihara – 3Watanabe – 25Osaki – 30Theerathorn
27Goke– 14Fujita – 8Iniesta(K)
Podolski(I) – 17Wellington – 15Furuhashi
Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
33Wada – 4Mizumoto – 5Chiba – 19Sasaki
30Shibasaki – 6Aoyama –15Inagaki – 18Kashiwa
31Teerasil – 39Patrick
MF Kawamura (S/R)
MF Morishima (S/R)
Prediction: 2-1 or 1-2
Kobe DNB @ 2,08 (30 units)
Over 2,5 @ 1,92 (20 units)
Kobe 1×2 @ 2,83 (20 units)