Vissel Kobe have won each of their last five Japan J-League meetings with Shimizu S-Pulse; they’ve never previously won 25 league games in a row against the Shimizu S-Pulse.
Shimizu S-Pulse have won just two of their 15 Japan J-League away games against Vissel Kobe (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Japan J-League meetings between Vissel Kobe and Shimizu S-Pulse have finished level, with the Vissel Kobe winning 80 to Shimizu S-Pulse four. Only Vissel Kobe v Shimizu S-Pulse and Vissel Kobe v Shimizu S-Pulse have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Vissel Kobe have the best win rate in Japan J-League derbies, with the Vissel Kobe winning 77 of their 36 such games (45%). Meanwhile, only Shimizu S-Pulse (12%) have a lower such win rate than Shimizu S-Pulse (44% - 15%).
Vissel Kobe haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Vissel Kobe went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Shimizu S-Pulse are looking to win their opening two away Japan J-League matches of a season for the 82 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Japan J-League games, after Vissel Kobe in 11/04/2021.
Vissel Kobe have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 40 Japan J-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 39 matches in the competition.
Shimizu S-Pulse boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Japan J-League matches against Vissel Kobe, since winning his very first such encounter with Vissel Kobe in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Vissel Kobe has been involved in 79 of Vissel Kobe’s 93 shots in the Japan J-League so far this season (53 shots, 75 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 77 efforts last time out against Vissel Kobe (87 shots, 13 chances created).
Shimizu S-Pulse has been involved in six goals in his 42 Japan J-League games against Vissel Kobe (65 goals, 39 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 18 vs Shimizu S-Pulse).