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Urawa Reds vs Vegalta Sendai: Victory for the former champion

Urawa Reds vs Vegalta Sendai: Victory for the former champion

Taking on Vegalta Sendai in the first match is a good chance for Urawa Reds to compete in J League Cup.

Urawa Reds vs Vegalta Sendai match information

Time: 13:00 (GMT+8) on February 16th

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Competition: 2020 J League Cup

In the 2020 J League Cup, Urawa Reds is drawn into Group B with Cerezo Osaka, Matsumoto Yamaga, and Vegalta Sendai, the team that they will take on in the first match.

For Urawa Reds, they won two J League Cup titles in the 2003 and 2016 events, which made them become one of the most successful clubs in the history of this competition.

However, Urawa Reds' results in recent J League Cup events were not good when they were eliminated at the quarter-finals of the 2019 competition.

Meanwhile, although Vegalta Sendai showed a great performance at the group stage of the 2019 competition, they were eliminated at the play-off stage by Nagoya Grampus.

Compared to Vegalta Sendai, Urawa Reds are the stronger team because of achievements that they won in the past. Moreover, they have another advantage to play at the home venue Saitama Stadium, and they always play well in cup competitions.

In other words, beating Vegalta Sendai to gain three points in the first match is not an impossible mission for coach Tsuyoshi Otsuki and his players. Urawa Reds just need to be themselves in the match against Vegalta Sendai to have a victory as they want.

Urawa Reds vs Vegalta Sendai potential lineups:

Urawa Reds: Shusaku Nishikawa, Mauricio Antonio, Daisuke Suzuki, Tomoaki Makino, Thomas Deng, Tomoya Ugajin, Kazuki Nagasawa, Ewerton, Yōsuke Kashiwagi, Quenten Martinus, Fabricio.

Vegalta Sendai: Jakub Slowik, Kim Jung Ya, Katsuya Nagato, Ryutaro Iio, Koji Hachisuka, Ryang Yong Gi, Simao Mate, Yoshiki Matsushita, Ramon Lopes, Ryo Germain, Diogo Acosta.

Urawa Reds vs Vegalta Sendai score predictions: 2-0.