Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Predictions

Jon Wilde 26 Jul 2019
  • Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona predictions for their friendly match on Saturday

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Barcelona pose for a team photo before their friendly match against Chelsea on July 24 2019 (PA Images)

Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Score Prediction

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Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Match Info

Date: Saturday July 27 2019
Kick-off time: 10.00am BST
Venue: Noevir Stadium Kobe

Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record

No previous matches

Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Stats

  • Vissel Kobe are nearly two-thirds of the way through their 2019 J1 League season and have lost their last three matches
  • They are only one place above the relegation play-off position in the table
  • Vissel have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six matches

Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Match Preview

Barcelona enjoy a reunion with three of their former players as they continue their build-up to the 2019-20 season in Japan.

The Spanish champions are competing in the Rakuten Cup, honouring their main sponsor, and lost their opening match of that tournament 2-1 to Chelsea on Wednesday with Ivan Rakitic scoring a late consolation goal.

From Saitama, they have moved on to Kobe to face Vissel, who are owned by e-commerce giant Rakuten, and thus the strong connection between the clubs has led to ex-Barca trio Andres Iniesta, David Villa and the significantly younger Sergi Samper taking on a new challenge in the Far East.

In addition, Vissel Kobe have also lured German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski to play under his compatriot and manager Thorsten Fink, who won the Champions League as a midfielder with Bayern Munich.

While they are still without their contingent who were on Copa America duty this summer, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, plus Gerard Pique who has a slight thigh injury, the Barcelona fans in Kobe can look forward to seeing more of new signings Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong.

Although Vissel are enduring a poor season, they will be more match fit than their illustrious visitors and with their ex-Barca stars sure to want to show they have still got it, this may not end in a clear-cut success for Ernesto Valverde’s men.

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Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Barcelona to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 5/4 with bet365
Barcelona to win to nil @ 11/10 with bet365

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    Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Match Info Date: Saturday July 27 2019 Kick-off time: 10.00am BST Venue: Noevir Stadium Kobe Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record No previous matches Vissel Kobe vs Barcelona Stats Vissel Kobe are nearly two-thirds of the way through their 2019 J1 League season and have lost their last three matches They…