Albirex Niigata vs Visselee Kobe Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe J League Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the J. League match between Albirex Niigata and Vissele Kobe.

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe Match Details:

League: J. League

Venue: Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata, Japan

Time: 07th July, 03.30 pm

Match Preview:

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata host Vissele Kobe at the Denka Big Swan Stadium on Friday as the visitors look to move into second position with a victory. The hosts currently sit 13th in the table with 21 points on the back of a 2-0 victory last Saturday against Sanfrecce. Quick goals by Mito and Arai in the space of 3 minutes made sure Albi got a much needed win under their belt. Riziko Matsuhashi’s side were on a 5 game winless streak in the league prior to their victory last weekend coupled with a 2-0 loss to Kashima Antlers in the League Cup.

While the task looks a difficult one for the hosts on Friday, Albirex Niigata will be looking to get successive wins for the first time since September. With inconsistent performances at home throughout the season having conceded 16 goals in 10 matches at the Denka Big Swan, Matsuhashi will  be hoping for a slip up by Vissele Kobe – helping the home team move to as high as 6th in the table provided results go their way.

Vissele Kobe

The visitors Vissele Kobe currently sit third in the table with 37 points – having an eye on Yokohama FM and Nagoya Grampus with a game in hand. They enter this contest on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw with Consadole Saporo last weekend. The result could’ve been worse for Takayuki Yoshida’s men, however Thuler’s 85th minute equalizer salvaged a point for the hosts on the day – after Sarachart had given the lead for Sapporo in the 26th minute.

Yoshida’s side have just 1 loss in their last 9 matches in the league, collecting 13 points from an available 15 in their last 5 home games. Vissele Kobe also have the second best away record in the league, with 17 points from 8 matches – with just a single loss in the process. They also have a great head to head record against Albirex Niigata, stepping onto the pitch with three draws and one draw in their previous four meetings – and anything but a victory for the visitors on Friday would come as a surprise to many.

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe Prediction:

Albirex Niigata 1-3 Vissele Kobe

Key Stats for Albirex Niigata and Vissele Kobe:


Albirex Niigata: R. Ito (7), S. Ota (4), K. Taniguchi (3)

Vissele Kobe: Y. Osako (12), Y. Muto (8), D. Sasaki (4)


Albirex Niigata: R. Ito (4), S. Mito (2), S. Ota (1)

Vissele Kobe: Y. Muto (8), Y. Osako, R. Hatsuse (4)


Albirex Niigata: T. Ko (23), N. Arai (17), Y. Horigome (15)

Vissele Kobe: M. Saiko (29), R. Hatsuse (24), G. Sakai (20)


Albirex Niigata: T. Ko (26), M. Fitzgerald (22), S. Mito (18)

Vissele Kobe: H. Yamaguchi (33), T. Yamakawa (32), G. Sakai (27)

Chances Created:

Albirex Niigata: R. Ito (56), S. Mito (15), T. Ko (11)

Vissele Kobe: Y. Osako (31), Y. Muto (29), R. Hatsuse (23)

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe Lineups:

Albirex Niigata: Kojima; Fujiwara, Deng, Watanabe, Arai; Matsuda, Hoshi, Shimada, Komi; Suzuki, Mito

Vissele Kobe: Meekawa; Sakai, Thuler, Honda, Hatsuse; Yamaguchi, Saito; Patric, Iniesta, Yuruki; Muto

Unavailable Players:

Albirex Niigata: NA

Vissele Kobe: NA

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe Fantasy Combination:

Gk: R. Kojima

Def: G. Sakai, R. Hatsuse, M. Thuler

Mid: S. Mito, H. Yamaguchi, K. Yuruki, Y. Simada

Fwd: Y. Muto(C), J. Patric (vC), K. Suzuki

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe Captaincy Picks:

Y. Muto, J. Patric, K. Yuruki

Albirex Niigata vs Vissele Kobe Grand League Picks:

K. Suzuki, S. Mito, R. Hatsuse