Shimizu S-Pulse vs Vissel Kobe (By: Dajkula)
Shimizu S Pulse welcomes Vissel Kobe in the 18`th round of the J1 League. And here we have two teams that play a quite open brand of football. Of course, they would have liked to be better in defense but that doesn`t work for them. Both teams finished in the middle of the table last season and it is something that might repeat in this one as well. Shimizu is much closer to the relegation places but there is quality in the team, especially on the offensive. Kitagawa has scored 5 so far while Douglas has 7 goals in 13 matches played. Shimizu has 3-0-4 at home with 11:18 gd.
Vissel Kobe is star-studded but the team is not very well rounded. They cashed out on the names like Villa, Podolski, Iniesta, but they forgot on the back end of the team. Some of Vissel`s matches show what kind of firepower the team possesses but they are struggling to keep the net clean. Vissel has played 4:3 vs Gamba Osaka, 2:4 vs Hiroshima, 1:4 vs Yokohama, 4:1 vs Shonan, 5:3 vs Nagoya Grampus. The form is good lately with 3-2-0 in the last 5 league matches.
For Vissel, Podolski is injured. Shimizu is missing the first keeper Rokutan and Ishige.
Vissel averages 3.35 goals per game. Shimizu averages 3.65 goals per game. Both are at the top of the table. 3 of the last 4 h2h matches ended over 3.5 goals. I will go with that.
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Shimizu S-Pulse vs Vissel Kobe predictions
|over 3||Pinnacle||1.89||8||2-1 PUSH (Stake return)|
Shimizu S-Pulse vs Vissel Kobe betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).