Vissel Kobe v Urawa Reds Diamonds – Betting Preview

Urawa Red Diamonds visit NOEVIR Stadium Kobe on Saturday for the J1 League game with hosts Vissel Kobe.

Vissel Kobe Preview

After losing their most recent game to Nagoya Grampus 0-2 in the J. League Cup, Vissel Kobe will be hoping for a better outcome today.

The goal scorer for Nagoya Grampus was Noriyoshi Sakai (23′, 75′).

Vissel Kobe, led by Takayuki Yoshida, have scored 10 goals in their previous 6 games for an average of 1.67 goals per game.

As evidenced by their prior performance, Vissel Kobe have lost both of their previous league games against Urawa Red Diamonds, and they have gone undefeated in their last two league home games.

In their previous meetings, which date back to August 23, 2020, Vissel Kobe and Urawa Red Diamonds have split a total of 17 goals between them, with 9 coming from Ushi and 8 from Reds. Vissel Kobe has won two of these meetings, while Urawa Red Diamonds have won three. It equals 2.83 goals per game on average.

The Vissel Kobe boss Takayuki Yoshida has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a fully healthy group available to choose from.

Urawa Red Diamonds Preview

The previous match, a J. League Cup contest between Shonan Bellmare and Urawa Red Diamonds ended in a scoreless draw.

Over their last six matches, the Urawa Red Diamonds’ strikers have struggled to score, scoring just four goals, a dismal result. The total number of goals scored against Reds in those contests has also reached 10.

The Urawa Red Diamonds have lost their last six league road games, coming into this one without a victory.

The previous league encounter between these teams took place on J1 League Match Day 18 on June 26, 2022, with the final score being Vissel Kobe 0–1 Urawa Red Diamonds.

Vissel Kobe had 50% of the ball at that time, but only 7 of their shots were on goal.

At the other end, Urawa Red Diamonds got 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. David Moberg Karlsson (90′) was the scorer.

Due to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Urawa Red Diamonds manager Maciej Skorża has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.

1×2 Betting Odds

Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market

When all things are considered, it may be difficult for Urawa Red Diamonds and Vissel Kobe to score here.

We’ll have to wait and see how it goes, but a scoreless draw could be a possibility. Because of this, we believe that this match will be fairly evenly matched!

A look at the betting market will tell us the same thing!

Vissel Kobe are the slight favourites to win @ 2.75.

But only slightly because the away side is not far behind with odds @ 2.81.

The market odds of a stalemate stands @ 3.34.

Total goals over/under

Let’s check the over/under scenario

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.15.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.77.

Given how both sides have fared so far, it seems like one or two moments will decide this game!

Expect a high intensity affair, but perhaps it will limited on the goal action.