Open game expected at NOEVIR Stadium Kobe: Vissel Kobe vs Urawa Reds preview

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sun 26.June
Match begins: 09:00 (UTC)
Venue: NOEVIR Stadium Kobe (30132 seats)

These two teams have had some difficulties so far, but three lovely points in this crucial match would definitely provide a boost. Let's hear it for Vissel Kobe - Urawa Reds!

Insights:
  • Vissel Kobe have the most dropped points from leading position (13) in J-League
  • Urawa Reds have the most scored goals in the first half (13) in J-League

It's no vacation for neither Vissel Kobe nor Urawa Reds as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Vissel Kobe form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the J-League this season. Vissel Kobe have only managed 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses from their games here at NOEVIR Stadium Kobe.

Vissel Kobe's previous fixture was a Emperor Cup game also played at home, finishing 2-1 against Renofa Yamaguchi. The home team are looking to build on that result.

Prior to that, an away loss at Kashiwa Reysol in the J-League.

Vissel Kobe has scored 9 league goals at home this season, in 8 matches.

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Urawa Reds form and stats

There's been little loot from Urawa Reds's travels as they have only collected 4 points from 8 away games in the J-League. Urawa Reds only have 0 wins to counter their 4 defeats and 4 draws.

181 minutes! That's how long the Urawa goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

This game can not go any worse than the previous one, a Emperor Cup home defeat versus ThespaKusatsu Gunma with 0-1 on the scoreboard. Eureka; their first win in the league after nine matches not winning.

Prior to that match, a home win 3-0 against Nagoya Grampus in the J-League.

Urawa Reds are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 2 goals from 8 away games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (7 so far).

Head 2 Head

This was the end result when the teams played each other previously this season; Urawa Reds - Vissel 2-2. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Vissel Kobe victories, two draws and five Urawa Reds wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Urawa RedsK. Junker
K. Junker
4 goals
Vissel KobeY. Muto
Y. Muto
3 goals
Urawa RedsA. Scholz
A. Scholz
3 goals

Vissel Kobe missing players

Urawa Reds missing players

Vissel Kobe Urawa Reds
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
17 8 1 Played P 0 8 17
2 2 0 Won W 0 0 3
5 2 1 Drew D 0 4 9
10 4 0 Lost L 0 4 5
15 9 0 Scored S 0 2 18
25 8 0 Conceded C 0 7 16
82% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 62% 76%
71% 50% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 38% 59%
41% 38% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 12% 29%
35% 38% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 18%
6% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 12%
41% 25% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 25% 41%
24% 38% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 38% 35%
53% 62% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 75% 47%
 
5.6 4.4 3 Corners for (avg) C F 0 5.2 5.2
5.1 4 1 Corners against (avg) C A 0 2.8 4.1
1 1 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0.2 0.7
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
10.4 9.6 14 Shots (avg) S ( 0 10.2 11.7
4.1 4 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 3.6 4.7
21% 28% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 7% 22%
 
11.3 9 3 Shots against (avg) S A 0 8 8.8
4.5 3.5 1 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 3.2 3.3
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Urawa Reds have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Urawa Reds have the fewest scored goals (2) away in J-League
  • Urawa Reds have the most scored goals in the first half (13) in J-League
  • Urawa Reds have yet to win a game away.
  • Vissel Kobe have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Urawa Reds have scored away.
  • Vissel Kobe have the most dropped points from leading position (13) in J-League
  • Vissel Kobe have won significantly less corners at home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Yokohama F. Marinos 17 10 4 3 32 18 8 6 2 0 16 6 9 4 2 3 16 12 14 34
2 Kashima Antlers 17 10 3 4 28 21 10 6 2 2 17 13 7 4 1 2 11 8 7 33
3 Kawasaki Frontale 17 10 3 4 25 19 8 6 0 2 13 11 9 4 3 2 12 8 6 33
4 Kashiwa Reysol 17 9 3 5 25 15 9 5 1 3 13 10 8 4 2 2 12 5 10 30
5 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 16 7 6 3 21 14 10 6 2 2 14 7 6 1 4 1 7 7 7 27
6 Cerezo Osaka 17 7 5 5 24 18 8 3 2 3 10 10 9 4 3 2 14 8 6 26
7 Tokyo 17 7 4 6 18 16 8 4 3 1 10 4 9 3 1 5 8 12 2 25
8 Sagan Tosu 17 5 9 3 22 19 7 3 4 0 10 3 10 2 5 3 12 16 3 24
9 Kyoto Sanga 17 5 5 7 16 19 8 3 2 3 7 8 9 2 3 4 9 11 -3 20
10 Nagoya Grampus 17 5 5 7 14 19 8 4 3 1 9 6 9 1 2 6 5 13 -5 20
11 Consadole Sapporo 17 4 8 5 17 31 7 2 4 1 6 9 10 2 4 4 11 22 -14 20
12 Avispa Fukuoka 17 4 7 6 12 13 9 2 6 1 7 3 8 2 1 5 5 10 -1 19
13 Urawa Reds 17 3 9 5 18 16 9 3 5 1 16 9 8 0 4 4 2 7 2 18
14 Júbilo Iwata 17 4 6 7 21 26 9 3 3 3 13 13 8 1 3 4 8 13 -5 18
15 Gamba Osaka 16 4 5 7 18 22 8 2 2 4 11 12 8 2 3 3 7 10 -4 17
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 17 3 7 7 18 25 9 1 4 4 9 15 8 2 3 3 9 10 -7 16
17 Shonan Bellmare 17 4 4 9 15 23 9 2 2 5 7 15 8 2 2 4 8 8 -8 16
18 Vissel Kobe 17 2 5 10 15 25 8 2 2 4 9 8 9 0 3 6 6 17 -10 11