Cerezo Osaka try to extend their winning rampage to six matches when they visit Vissel Kobe in the J1 League. Predictions and odds for this Vissel Kobe versus Cerezo Osaka match to be played behind closed doors at Noevir Stadium Kobe are available.
Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) came from behind to upend hosts and defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos 2-1 the last time out as they won for the fifth straight time.
Miguel Lotina’s men stayed second in the standings with 36 points after 16 matches and they are behind by eight points to leaders Kawasaki Frontale (17 games). Cerezo lead third placers Tokyo by five points.
Goals from Hiroshi Kiyotake in the 58th minute and Toshiyuki Takagi in the 86th enabled Cerezo to overcome a 0-1 deficit after Erik Lima put Marinos to the lead in the 52nd.FIFTH PLACERS LAST SEASON
Out to improve on their fifth-place finish last season, Sakura won four previous matches prior to downing Marinos. 2-1 at home over Vegalta Sendai, 2-1 at Yokohama, 3-0 at home over Urawa Reds and 2-0 at home over Consadole Sapporo.
Vissel Kobe, meanwhile, aim to break their five-match winless drought in the league.
The Cows (Ushi) drew 2-2 at home against Tokyo in their last game, the fourth time they shared the spoils in that stretch. Before that, they also drew 2-2 at home against Kawasaki Frontale, 3-3 at home against Yokohama F. Marinos and 1-1 at last-placers Shonan Bellmare.
Heading into this game, Vissel Kobe are 11th in the table after 17 games with 20 points. They are behind by a point to ninth placers Sanfrecce Hiroshima and 10th placers Marinos, whilst they are ahead by six points over 12th placers Consadole Sapporo and 13th placers Yokohama.
In their last J1 League collision, Cerezo Osaka and Vissel Kobe played to a goalless draw at Yanmar Stadium Nagai
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