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Vissel Kobe vs Oita Trinita Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Vissel Kobe vs Oita Trinita Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as the preview of professional experts about Vissel Kobe vs Oita Trinita - the match in the 2019 Emperor Cup quarter-final.

Vissel Kobe vs Oita Trinita match information

Time: 18:00 (GMT+8), October 23th, 2019

Venue: Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium

Competition: 2019 Emperor Cup quarter-final

In addition to the three tickets to the AFC Champions League for the three teams with the best performance in the J1 League, the Imperial Japanese Cup champion team will also be represented for Japanese football in the AFC Champions League. That adds a lot of competitiveness to the tournament called the Emperor Cup. Of course, as entering the quarterfinals, no team wants to let go of the opportunity.

Vissel Kobe is in 10th place, while Oita Trinita in 7th in the J1 league. So both teams have little opportunity to head to the continental cup through a tournament with 18 teams. So they have more motivation to fight in the next 90 minutes in the quarter-finals of the Emperor's Cup. In the battle to win tickets to the semi-finals, despite being a guest, Oita Trinita still receives the trust of many Asian fans.

The reason is thanks to the pragmatic play, extremely careful, Oita Trinita is still extending the fun days when having to play away from home. In the last 6 matches in all competitions, Oita Trinita is unbeaten with 5 draws and 1 victory.

In the previous two matches at the Emperor Cup, Oita Trinita also impressed with the spirit of determination not to surrender. They pulled the opponent to extra time and the last match against host Hiroshima, they won with a score of 10-9 in the shootout. Winning 1, drawing 2 of 3 against Vissel Kobe recently, Oita Trinita has more confidence to look forward to the upcoming match.

Vissel Kobe is showing signs of decline recently. In the last two matches, they have lost, scored 3 goals but conceded 9 times. Belgian defender Vermaelen relapsed from the injury, making Vissel Kobe's situation even more difficult. Therefore, it is clear that putting faith in Vissel Kobe in the match against Oita Trinita is an unsafe decision.

Possible lineups of Vissel Kobe vs Oita Trinita

Vissel Kobe: Maekawa, Hatsuse, Miya, Nishi, Osaki, Iniesta, Yamaguchi, Yasui, Furuhashi, Villa, Wellington.

Oita Trinita: Takagi; Shoji, Iwata, Suzuki; Matsumoto, Shimakawa, Hasegawa, Hoshi; Kozuka, Onaiwu; Fujimoto.

Vissel Kobe vs Oita Trinita score predictions: 1-2