Vissel Kobe vs Machida Zelvia prediction, odds & betting tips 26/06/2024

Sparks will fly as two of the J1 League's top 4 teams battle for supremacy at the Noevir Stadium. View our free Vissel Kobe vs Machida Zelvia predictions below.

Vissel Kobe vs Machida Zelvia predictions: Both teams to find the net

Key stats

  • Machida Zelvia have been the best road team in the league, with a 7-1-1 win-draw-loss record.
  • Vissel Kobe won just two of their last seven games.
  • Only Gamba Osaka (14 goals) have conceded fewer goals than Vissel Kobe (15) and Machida Zelvia (16) this season.
  • Both teams scored in six of Machida Zelvia’s last seven matches, and in the reverse fixture of this clash.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies favour Vissel Kobe

  • Vissel Kobe: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • Draw: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • Machida Zelvia: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It's fair to point out that this is Machida Zelvia's debut in Japan's top flight. In spite of this, they have been the best team in the league, accumulating 39 points from 19 matches.

Machida Zelvia will go up against fourth-placed Vissel Kobe, who are the expected winners at 21/20 (2.05). Teams with these odds usually have a 48.8% probability of winning.

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Being one of the highest-scoring teams in the league, Machida Zelvia were involved in a lot of high-scoring games, as five of their last seven matches went north of the 2.5-goal marker. On that note, 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: Second encounter between the sides

Vissel Kobe and Machida Zelvia will meet for the second time on Wednesday. This is no surprise considering Machida Zelvia are playing in the J1 League for the first time in history. In the reverse fixture, Vissel Kobe emerged victorious on the road.

Japan J-League 13/04/24

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

1
Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Team news and form guide

Vissel Kobe: Sights set on the sweep

Vissel Kobe will have to do without Tetsushi Yamakawa, who accumulated maximum yellow cards, and is suspended for this match.

Predicted lineup: Maekawa (GK), Hatsuse, Thuler, Honda, Sakai, Ide, Ogihara, Yamaguchi, Sasaki, Osako & Muto.

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Tokushima Vortis

Tokushima Vortis

0

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Japan J-League 05/07/24

W

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

3

Japan J-League 30/06/24

W

Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

3

Japan J-League 26/06/24

D

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

0

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

0

Japan J-League 22/06/24

L

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

2

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Machida Zelvia: Looking to maintain their top spot

Henry Heroki Mochizuki faces a late fitness test ahead of this clash, after picking up a knock in Machida Zelvia's goalless draw with Avispa Fukuoka last weekend.

Predicted lineup: Tani (GK), Suzuki, Dresevic, Shoji, Hayashi, Vasquez, Sento, Shimoda, Hirakawa, Fujio & Erik.

Japan J-League 06/07/24

W

Nagoya Grampus

Nagoya Grampus

0

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

1

Japan J-League 30/06/24

W

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

1

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

3

Japan J-League 26/06/24

D

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

0

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

0

Japan J-League 22/06/24

D

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

0

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

0

Japan J-League 15/06/24

W

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

1

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

3

Player to watch: Yoshinori Muto

Vissel Kobe vs Machida Zelvia predictions
Yoshinori Muto scored in his last two appearances for Vissel Kobe. (Photo by Imago)

Yoshinori Muto's goal helped Vissel Kobe claim their first win against Machida Zelvia in the reverse fixture. The 31-year-old has been in sensational form for the hosts, registering six goals and two assists. Muto has scored in back-to-back games, and will look to extend his scoring run to three matches.


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