Vissel Kobe vs Inter Miami: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
An interesting club friendly on the horizon
The side from Japan are the current champions of the J League and they will be a tough opponent for the MLS side. They will hope to start this year with a victory and will be very much prepared for this upcoming fixture and the new season.
Despite sky-high expectations ahead of the 2024 MLS season, Inter Miami’s star-studded team has disappointed in pre-season. The Herons, who in January added ex-Barcelona striker Luis Suárez to a squad already containing former Blaugrana stars Lionel Messi, Sergi Busquets and Jordi Alba are struggling to win matches. However, they were able to defeat Hong Kong’s best XI by a 4-1 scoreline.
Wednesday, 7th Feb 2024, 03:30 PM (IST), 10:00 AM (GMT), 05:00 AM (EST)
Stadium: Japan National Stadium
Vissel Kobe Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-D-W
Inter Miami Form (All Competitions): W-L-L-L-D
Players to Watch Out
Yoshinori Muto (Vissel Kobe)
Last season he was the best player for his team, he is ruthless in front of goal and is known for his pace and dribbling ability. Many people consider him a great potential and also in future he can ply his trade in Europe. His technical ability makes him very special and he will be a big threat to the American side in this fixture.
Robert Taylor (Inter Miami)
His movement in possession facilitates and reacts to the players around him, enabling them or freeing them to do what they do best. Out of possession, he plays to their strengths, making the runs, and accessing the channels. Taylor has become much more than just an enabler. he is at the end of many spectacular goals and, alongside the new signings, a player often in the role of a difference-maker.
- Vissel Kobe will start their new season against Inter Miami.
- The Japanese side became the J League champions in 2023.
- Both teams will face off against each other.
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Injury and Team News
The home team will have all their players available for this match.
The situation remains unchanged for Benjamin Cremaschi, Ian Fray, Franco Negri, Facundo Farias, and Corentin Jean, who are still sidelined because of injury. Messi will also be fit and will be available for the match.
This will be the first time they will face each other.
Predicted Lineup for Vissel Kobe vs Inter Miami
Vissel Kobe Predicted Lineup (4-3-3):
Maekawa(GK); Hatsuse, Yamakawa, Thuler, Honda; Sakai, Ogihara, Ide; Muto, Osako, Patric
Inter Miami Predicted Lineup (3-5-2):
Dos Santos(GK); Kryvtsov, Aviles, Allen; Sunderland, Ruiz, Gregore, Gressel, Taylor; Suarez, Messi
Match Prediction for Vissel Kobe vs Inter Miami
Vissel Kobe are reigning domestic champions, so an out-of-sorts Inter Miami side will have to improve significantly to emerge victorious against the Japanese team. The home team will win this fixture.
Prediction: Vissel Kobe 3-1 Inter Miami
Apple TV will telecast this match in all countries.
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