FC Tokyo v Vissel Kobe Betting Tips: 1, 2019-06-15

International Football Tips

Saturday 15th June 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: FC Tokyo win
Bookmaker: bet365
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken at 04:48 GMT, 14 June 2019)

Saturday night brings us action from the Japanese top flight and we start things off with the clash between J-League leaders, FC Tokyo and lowly Vissel Kobe as the betting tips continue at the Ajinomoto Stadium.

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FC Tokyo Prediction- Can FC Tokyo extend lead at top of division?

FC Tokyo are perhaps the surprise package so far in this season’s J-League as the hosts sit top of the Japanese top flight with a 5-point cushion ahead of 2nd placed Kawasaki Frontale who are the usual suspects amongst the title race each season.

Overall form for FC Tokyo this season has seen the hosts suffer just 1 defeat all season which was a 1-0 loss away at Cerezo Osaka, but they’ve collected 10 wins out of their first 14 matches of the campaign which has lifted them to the top of the league.

Results at home have been the main contributor to FC Tokyo’s success so far this season as the hosts still possess a 100% winning record at their Ajinomoto Stadium with an impressive home record that reads 8-0-0 16/3.

Within this record, FC Tokyo have scored 2 goals or more in 6 of these 8 matches while at the back, the hosts have also kept 5 clean sheets, and these impressive stats have been the ingredients behind their success to date.


FC Tokyo v Vissel Kobe Both teams to score

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Vissel Kobe Prediction – Can Vissel Kobe halt Tokyo at home?

Vissel Kobe occupy a lowly 13th place on the J-League ladder having recorded just 1 win from their last 9 matches overall in the Japanese top flight.

That win came in a resounding 4-1 victory on home turf at their NOEVIR Stadium Kobe over Shonan Bellmare, but 7 defeats within these last 9 matches have been damaging.

The visitors now sit just 1 point above the relegation play-off spot and current occupants, Vegalta Sendai, ahead of this tough looking trip to Tokyo to face the league leaders.

Their task is made even harder due to the fact that Vissel Kobe have now gone 5 away matches without a win, a run that includes 4 defeats within a record of 2-1-5 11/15.

Recent losses at Matsumoto Yamaga, Urawa Reds, Consadole Sapporo and Yokohama F. Marinos show their vulnerability on the road this term.

To make matters worse, FC Tokyo have won the last 4 encounters at home against Vissel Kobe and Saturday’s hosts look well placed to continue this trend in this clash.


Key-Facts – FC Tokyo v Vissel Kobe

  • FC Tokyo still possess a 100% winning record at home in the J-League
  • Vissel Kobe have now gone 5 away matches without a win
  • FC Tokyo have won the last 4 encounters at home against Vissel Kobe


Betting Tips Verdict

FC Tokyo have been excellent at home this season and with history on their side, should record another win over Vissel Kobe in this encounter.