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Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG Betting Tips, Predictions and Odds - Will there be goals?

  • Vissel Kobe host Shanghai SIPG in the AFC Champions League on Monday
  • Match is being played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar at 10:00am GMT
  • Vissel Kobe have not won in their last 2 AFC Champions League matches
  • Both teams failed to score in their last 2 AFC Champions League matches
  • Shanghai SIPG have won 1 of their last 5 matches
Andreas Iniesta leads Vissel Kobe into their first-ever AFC Champions League Round of 16 match.
Vissel Kobe will be relying on the big game experience of World Cup winner Andreas Iniesta when they meet Shanghai SIPG on Monday. (Getty Images)

Vissel Kobe meet Shanghai SIPG on Monday in the first leg of the AFC Champions League Round of 16 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Both teams come into the match without a goal in their last two outings. Both sides will be looking towards their experienced stars to buck this trend in this match.

Vissel Kobe Form


Vissel Kobe booked their place in the Round of 16 with a 3-1 win over Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande. Striker Kyogo Furuhashi opened the scoring in the 44th minute before second half goals from Brazilian striker Douglas and Iniesta sealed the win. 

Although the side’s momentum heading into the knockout stages seemed to have stopped there. 

Vissel Kobe went down 2-0 in the reverse leg against Guangzhou, before losing 2-0 to Suwon Bluewings in their final Group Stage match. 

Vissel Kobe Team News


Vissel Kobe welcomed back Andreas Iniesta and Brazilian forward Douglas in their last match after the pair were rested.

The squad come into their inaugural AFC Champions League Round of 16 tie fully fit.

Shanghai SIPG Form


Like Vissel Kobe, Shanghai SIPG booked their place in the next round through several early tournament wins. 

The Chinese giants won their first two group stage matches. After coming from behind to defeat Sydney FC 2-1, they defeated Jeonbuk Motors by the same score line three days later. 

Shanghai SIPG confirmed their place in the Round of 16 with a 2-1 win against Yokohama F. Marinos. Midfielder Cai Huikrang opened the scoring in the 14th minute before striker Ricardo Lopes Pereira’s 55th minute goal restored their lead after Yokohama equalised in the 21st minute.

Since this win, Shanghai SIPG have lost their last two matches. A heavy 4-0 defeat to Sydney FC was followed by 2-0 loss to Jeonbuk Motors to see out the group stage.

Shanghai SIPG Team News


Shanghai SIPG could be without their first-choice goalkeeper Yang Junling for the second consecutive match as he recovers from injury. 

Brazilian duo Hulk and Oscar are set to return to the starting line-up after they were rested in the last two matches, while Australian international Aaron Mooy is also in contention to return.

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG Head to Head


This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG Odds


Vissel Kobe come in as 1.95 favourites on bet365, while Shanghai SIPG is placed at 3.10. A draw is available at 3.75

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG Match Up


Both teams struggled to generate much momentum coming into this match. Neither team have scored from their last two encounters, making goals all the more important throughout the tie. 

Shanghai SIPG should welcome back a plethora of stars, while Vissel Kobe will be hoping Andreas Iniesta’s big game experience will come in handy.

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG Stats


  • Vissel Kobe have won 1 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Vissel Kobe have not won in their last 2 AFC Champions League matches.
  • Both teams have failed to score in their last 2 AFC Champions League matches.
  • Shanghai SIPG have not won in their last 2 AFC Champions League matches.
  • Shanghai SIPG have won 1 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).

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Where is Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG being played?

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPGis being played at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

When is Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG being played?

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG is being played at 10am GMT on Monday 7 December 2020.

What competition are Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG playing in?

Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG are playing in the AFC Champions League.

What is the Vissel Kobe vs Shanghai SIPG best bet?

Given both teams have failed to score from their last two respective outings. The best bet is BTTS no.

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Verdict

I’m tipping a scoreless draw after 90 minutes in this tie.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @260.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Draw Correct Score @1400.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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