Urawa Reds vs Vissel Kobe prediction, odds & betting tips 01/06/2024

Urawa Reds vs Vissel Kobe predictions
Vissel Kobe drew first blood in four of the last six meetings between these teams. (Photo by Icon Sport)

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Urawa Reds and Vissel Kobe clash at the Saitama Stadium 2002. View our free Urawa Reds vs Vissel Kobe predictions below.

Urawa Reds vs Vissel Kobe predictions: Visitors to draw first blood

Given Urawa Reds' tendency to concede first, we are fairly confident that Vissel Kobe will be the first team on the scoresheet.

Key stats

  • Vissel Kobe opened the scoring in four of the last six clashes between these sides.
  • The visitors also scored first in five of their last seven games.
  • Five of the last seven skirmishes between these teams featured goals at both ends.
  • Both teams lost their last two respective matches.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Visitors are slight favourites

  • Urawa Reds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%
  • Draw: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • Vissel Kobe: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

To be fair, both teams aren't exactly enjoying their best form at the moment. While Vissel Kobe have lost three matches in a row, Urawa Reds are coming off back-to-back losses, with no wins in their last three games.

With that in mind, Vissel Kobe are the expected winners at 13/10 (2.30). Teams with these odds generally have a 43.5% probability of winning.

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Additionally, five of the last seven meetings between these teams went north of the 2.5-goal marker. Considering this was the case with seven of Urawa Reds' last nine games, over 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 1/1 (2.00). That one has a 50% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: A tightly-contested fixture

Recent meetings between these teams have not exactly been one-sided, as both teams have two wins apiece, with a draw between them in their last five clashes.

Japan J-League 12/11/23

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1
Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Japan J-League 11/03/23

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

0
Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Japan J-League 26/06/22

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

0
Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Japan J-League 23/02/22

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

2
Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Japan J-League 02/10/21

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

5
Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Team news and form guide

Urawa Reds: Hoping to get back on course

On the positive side, Urawa Reds have no injury concerns ahead of this encounter.

Predicted lineup: Nishikawa (GK), Ishihara, Scholz, Höibraten, Watanabe, Ito, Iwao, Yasui, Maeda, Santana & Solbakken.

Japan J-League 15/06/24

L

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

2

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Japan J-League 01/06/24

D

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Japan J-League 26/05/24

L

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

2

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Japan J-League Cup 22/05/24

L

V-Varen Nagasaki

V-Varen Nagasaki

1

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

0

Japan J-League 19/05/24

D

Jubilo Iwata

Jubilo Iwata

1

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Vissel Kobe: Looking to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat

In like manner, there are no new injured or suspended players for the visiting team.

Predicted lineup: Maekawa (GK), Sakai, Yamakawa, Thuler, Honda, Yamaguchi, Ogihara, Muto, Osako, Hirose & Miyashiro.

Japan J-League 16/06/24

W

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

0

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Japan FA Cup 12/06/24

W

Kataller Toyama

Kataller Toyama

0

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Japan J-League 01/06/24

D

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Japan J-League 26/05/24

L

Tokyo Verdy

Tokyo Verdy

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

0

Japan J-League Cup 22/05/24

L

Kataller Toyama

Kataller Toyama

1 (5)

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1 (4)

Urawa Reds vs Vissel Kobe predictions
Yuya Osako registered a goal and an assist the last time these teams met. (Photo by Icon Sport)

Player to watch: Yuya Osako

Vissel Kobe came out on top the last time these teams met, and they have Yuya Osako to thank for that. The veteran forward contributed to both of his team's goals, ensuring they would claim all the spoils.

Osako has had a decent campaign so far, scoring four times in the J League. He has three direct goal involvements in his last six appearances for Vissel Kobe.


Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written for a few publications like What Are The Odds, Mighty Tips and Betting Detectives