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Vissel Kobe vs Yokohama FC: The show of Iniesta

Vissel Kobe vs Yokohama FC: The show of Iniesta

Saint Ini will have another chance to show his world-class level in the first match of the 2020 J1 League.

Vissel Kobe vs Yokohama FC match information

Time: 15:00 (GMT+8) on February 23rd

Venue: Misaki Park Stadium

Competition: 2020 J1 League

Although Vissel Kobe just finished the 2019 J1 League season in the 8th position, it was still a successful year for them when they won the Emperor's Cup.

A few days ago, they also defeated Yokohama F Marinos to seal the Japanese Super Cup title as well as gained back-to-back victories in the AFC Champions League.

Especially, they thrashed the Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta'zim by a 5-1 score thanks to a great performance of Andres Iniesta. Since moving to Japan to sign with Vissel Kobe, Iniesta has always proved his world-class level in games.

Thanks to him, coach Thorsten Fink found it much easier to gain achievement with players that he had. Interestingly, besides Iniesta, Vissel Kobe squad also had two other former Barcelona players namely defender Thomas Vermaelen and midfielder Sergi Samper.

Meanwhile, after getting the promotion to play in J1 League in the 2020 season, the top target of Yokohama FC is to stay at the first-tier league.

However, compared to Vissel Kobe, they have no chance to gain any point, especially they have to travel to play at the Misaki Park Stadium. In other words, Vissel Kobe will take advantage of playing at the home venue to win this game by scoring as many goals as possible.

Vissel Kobe vs Yokohama FC potential lineups:

Vissel Kobe: Daiya Maekawa, Gotoku Sakai, Thomas Vermaelen, Dankler, Daigo Nishi, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Sergi Samper, Andres Iniesta, Noriaki Fujimoto, Kyogo Furuhashi, Keijiro Ogawa.

Yokohama FC: Akihiro Takeshige, Yuta Fujii, Maguinho, Calvin Jong-a-Pin, Yuki Kobayashi, Leandro Domingues, Shunsuke Nakamura, Takuya Matsuura, Kensuke Sato, Ibba Laajab, Kazunari Ichimi.

Vissel Kobe vs Yokohama FC score predictions: 3-0