Japan Emperors Cup
Kyoto vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Sanga Stadium by Kyocera
The first leg of the Semi-Final round of Japan League Cup will take place at the Sanga Stadium by Kyocera between Kyoto and Sanfrecce. While both teams will be very curious about getting a win, we have analyzed how the match should go below.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Kyoto - home team will not succumb to Hiroshima’s pressure
Kyoto had a 2-1 win against Verdy in the quarter-final match of the Emperor's Cup. In that match, Paulinho Boia got two goals for the host. Kyoto did not control the possession in that match, as they had only 46 percent of the possession. In this semi-final match, we expect the home team to be strong and be well attacking as they will be facing a more difficult side. Looking at their recent performances, Kyoto has not been performing well and, therefore, will need to be well motivated to get a win in this match.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima - bookies’ favorite
In the quarter-final of the Emperor's Cup, Sanfrecce Hiroshima came from a goal down to get a big comeback win against Cerezo Osaka. In that match, Taggart scored the first goal for Cerezo Osaka in the 40 minutes, and the first half ended with a win for Cerezo Osaka. However, Sanfrecce Hiroshima didn’t get a goal until the 86 minutes. At 90+1, Kawamura’s shoal gave them the winning goal. In that match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima had 51 percent possession. We expect Sanfrecce Hiroshima to dominate possession again in this match and get a win.
Expert Betting Tips
Sanfrecce Hiroshima has always been at the top against Kyoto. However, their last match ended in a 1-1 draw. Looking at how important this match is, Sanfrecce Hiroshima is expected to win.