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Vissel Kobe will host Shonan Bellmare in the Matchweek 21 of the J1 League at the Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe on Saturday. Vissel Kobe are ranked fourth in the league standings and have amassed 34 points from 19 games so far. Atsuhiro Miura’s side have the opportunity to close in on the gap at the AFC Champions League qualifiers spot at third by a possible three points over Shonan Bellmare.
Vissel Kobe come into the game with a dominating 5-0 win over Yokohama FC. Kyogo Furuhashi scored a sensational hattrick followed by goals from Douglas and Ryuho Kikuchi. On the flip side, Shonan Bellmare faced a defeat in their previous league fixture to Kashiwa Reysol with a 4-2 scoreline. Shuto Machino and Wellington scored the two goals. Bin Ukishima’s side are placed 13th in the league table, 6 points clear of the relegation zone.
Date: 3rd July 2021
Time: 02.30 PM IST
Venue: Misaki Park Stadium, Kobe, Japan.
Eurosport HD and SD are the official broadcasters of the J1 League game between Vissel Kobe and Shonan Bellmare.
Vissel Kobe: L-W-D-W-W (Latest on the right)
Shonan Bellmare: D-D-D-W-L (Latest on the right)
Vissel Kobe Wins- 1
Shonan Bellmare Wins- 2
Vissel Kobe Team News:
Injury Report and Unavailability: Thomas Vermaelen is unavailable for selection due to his national team duty with Spain in Euro 2020. Striker Lincoln is nursing an injury and looks unlikely to be included in the squad.
Expected changes: None.
Daiya Maekawa (GK)
Shonan Bellmare News:
Injury Report and Unavailability: Goalkeeper Daiki Hotta is injured and is excluded out of contention for the Vissel Kobe clash.
Expected changes: None.
Kosei Tani (GK)
GK: Daiya Maekawa
DEF: Kazuki Oiwa, Kazunari Ono, Ryuho Kikuchi
MID: Hotaru Yamaguchi, Andres Iniesta, Sergi Samper, Naoki Yamada
FW: Kyogo Furuhashi, Douglas, Wellington
Kyugo Furuhashi: The Japanese left-winger cum striker is in an inspired bit of form in the current J1 League season. He has netted 13 goals and made an assist in the 19 J1 League matches. Primarily, a left-winger, Furuhashi can play as a centre-forward and as well as a second striker.
Wellington: Shonan Bellmare have struggled to score enough goals to compensate for their shaky defence. The Brazilian striker has stood up to their rescue in few occasions in the league season, netting 4 goals so far and an assist as well.
Andres Iniesta: The former Barcelona superstar will be the marshall of the midfield for Vissel Kobe. Iniesta will block the Bellmare supply chain in the defensive midfield. Iniesta has also scored once and assisted a goal too.
First to score: Kyugo Furuhashi comes into the game with a fantastic hattrick in the previous fixture and is expected to open the scoring for Vissel Kobe.
Expected goals: Both the teams have been scoring a decent number of goals. A minimum of 2 goals are expected to be scored in the game with a minimal chance of a clean sheet.
Vissel Kobe will go into the game as firm favourites courtesy of their much better run of form in the recent J1 League games. Shonan Bellmare have been rather inconsistent throughout the season and are expected to not trouble the sturdy Kobe defence.