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Vissel Kobe vs FC Tokyo Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Vissel Kobe vs FC Tokyo Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as the previews of professional experts about Vissel Kobe vs FC Tokyo - the match in the 2019 J1 League.

Vissel Kobe vs FC Tokyo match information

Time: 12:00 (GMT+8) on October 19th

Venue: Kobe Misaki Stadium

‎‎Competition: 2019 J1 League

FC Tokyo is losing in the race to win the 2019 J1 League title. Up to the 29th round, the Tokyo capital team was temporarily ranked 2nd with 2 points behind the top position Kashima Antlers, and worse in goal difference.

The defeat 1-2 against the team located at the bottom ranking Sagan Tosu before the World Cup qualifier is the third consecutive match that Kenta Hasegawa's team could not win. In terms of scores, they earned only 1/9 maximum points. With the current situation, FC Tokyo must win on Saturday afternoon to chase Kashima Antlers.

This is not an easy task when FC Tokyo has to play away from home. And yet, coach K. Hasegawa's team is showing signs of decline in form. Counting in the league, they have just lost 2 matches and got only 1 draw result.

In this round 29, FC Tokyo will meet Vissel Kobe, the team has improved greatly compared to the first leg. For example, in the past 8 rounds, the army of coach Thorsten Fink has only got 2 losses, the rest they won 4, drew 2, including 2 heavy wins against the opponent's net (Sagan Tosu 6-1 and Urawa Reds 3-0).

In the first leg, Vissel Kobe made surprises by defeating FC Tokyo 1-0 at Ajinomoto Stadium. That day, Vissel Kobe proved particularly dangerous with counter-attacks. While FC Tokyo is eager to win, it is likely that they will be hit by counterattacks from Vissel Kobe again.

Possible Lineups Vissel Kobe vs FC Tokyo:

Vissel Kobe: Yoshimaru, Dankler, Osaki, Miya, Nishi, Samper, Yamaguchi, Ogawa, Mita, Villa, Wellington.

FC Tokyo: Hayashi, Morishige, Muroya, Oh, Watanabe, Hashimoto, Higashi, Omori, Takahagi, Nagai, Oliveira.

Vissel Kobe vs FC Tokyo score predictions: 1-0