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Vissel Kobe vs. Sagan Tosu 12/3/2021 J1 League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Vissel Kobe takes on Sagan Tosu on 12/3/2021 at 12:00 AM.

Vissel Kobe encounters Sagan Tosu in a J1 League match. Vissel Kobe with a record of 20-10-7 this season comes into this game with a 9-6-3 record on the road. Sagan Tosu is 16-11-10 this season and is 11-5-2 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Vissel Kobe and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Sagan Tosu bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Vissel Kobe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Sagan Tosu and it is an opportunity to get rolling. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Sagan Tosu after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Vissel Kobe.

The Vissel Kobe Roster

The Players to Watch for the Vissel Kobe

Gōtoku Sakai DF



As a scorer, Gōtoku Sakai had 37 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gōtoku Sakai has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gōtoku Sakai has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gōtoku Sakai has 0 Red Cards this season.

Ryuho Kikuchi DF



As a scorer, Ryuho Kikuchi had 35 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vissel Kobe teammates, Ryuho Kikuchi had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ryuho Kikuchi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ryuho Kikuchi has 0 Red Cards this season.

Sergi Samper MF,DF



As a scorer, Sergi Samper had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Sergi Samper has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sergi Samper has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sergi Samper has 0 Red Cards this season.

Hotaru Yamaguchi MF,FW



Hotaru Yamaguchi has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Hotaru Yamaguchi has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Hotaru Yamaguchi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hotaru Yamaguchi has 0 Red Cards this season.

Yuta Goke MF,FW



Yuta Goke has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Yuta Goke has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yuta Goke has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yuta Goke has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Sagan Tosu Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sagan Tosu

Dudu DF



As a scorer, Dudu had 34 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Dudu has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dudu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dudu has 0 Red Cards this season.

Yuta Higuchi MF



Yuta Higuchi has 34 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sagan Tosu teammates, Yuta Higuchi had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Yuta Higuchi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yuta Higuchi has 0 Red Cards this season.

Keiya Sento MF



Keiya Sento has 33 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Keiya Sento has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Keiya Sento has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Keiya Sento has 0 Red Cards this season.

Nanasei Iino MF,DF



Nanasei Iino has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sagan Tosu teammates, Nanasei Iino had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Nanasei Iino has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nanasei Iino has 0 Red Cards this season.

Tomoya Koyamatsu MF,FW



As a scorer, Tomoya Koyamatsu had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Tomoya Koyamatsu has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tomoya Koyamatsu has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Tomoya Koyamatsu has 1 Red Cards this season.

Vissel Kobe Team Stats

The Vissel Kobe Offensive Stats and Metrics

Vissel Kobe scored 1.46 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Vissel Kobe scored those goals off assists 82.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.19 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Vissel Kobe was able to score on 0.38 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Vissel Kobe attempts 3.84 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Vissel Kobe is able to get 36.0% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.







Vissel Kobe Defensive Stats and Metrics

Vissel Kobe gave up 0.95 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Vissel Kobe goalkeepers fended off 3.73 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Vissel Kobe goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 76.1% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Vissel Kobe goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 32.4% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Vissel Kobe Utility Stats

Vissel Kobe tried 15.43 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Vissel Kobe is in the top 70 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Vissel Kobe had 15.95 interceptions. This puts Vissel Kobe in the top 4 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Vissel Kobe has committed 10.43 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Vissel Kobe is in the top 13 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Vissel Kobe drew 9.95 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Vissel Kobe is in the top 88 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Vissel Kobe committed an offside 1.62 times. This puts Vissel Kobe in the top 38 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Sagan Tosu Team Stats

The Sagan Tosu Offensive Stats and Metrics

Sagan Tosu scored 1.11 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sagan Tosu was able to score 0.76 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Sagan Tosu converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Sagan Tosu attempts 3.59 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Sagan Tosu attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 31.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Sagan Tosu Defensive Stats and Metrics

Sagan Tosu gave up 0.78 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Sagan Tosu goalkeepers fended off 3.43 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Sagan Tosu truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Sagan Tosu goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 76.4% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 40.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Sagan Tosu. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Sagan Tosu Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Sagan Tosu had 14.54 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Sagan Tosu in the top 77 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Sagan Tosu has successfully intercepted 10.76 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sagan Tosu in the top 59 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Sagan Tosu has committed 12.86 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Sagan Tosu is in the top 45 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sagan Tosu drew 9.11 fouls. This puts Sagan Tosu in the top 96 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Sagan Tosu had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.41 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sagan Tosu in the top 86 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Vissel Kobe vs. Sagan Tosu Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Vissel Kobe 0 Sagan Tosu 1

Moneyline Pick: Sagan Tosu +190 JazzSports 100% Deposit Bonus and Flexible Account Options