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Avispa Fukuoka play host to away side Gamba Osaka at Best Denki Stadium in this J1 League clash on Saturday.
All Avispa Fukuoka v Gamba Osaka game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Avispa Fukuoka will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-0 J1 League loss in their previous game against Yokohama F. Marinos.
In that match, Avispa Fukuoka had 37% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Avispa Fukuoka was Tatsuki Nara (22' Own goal). On the other side, Yokohama F. Marinos had 18 shots on goal with 9 on target. Ado Onaiwu (28') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
It’s not been often in recent times where Avispa Fukuoka haven’t conceded. The reality is that Avispa have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals during that time. That trend might not follow through into this next game, though.
Their previous form shows that Avispa Fukuoka:
- have not lost a league tie with Gamba Osaka in their previous 2 games.
- have not beaten Gamba Osaka in their last 10 league games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in AFC Champions League competition, Gamba Osaka and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Gamba Osaka have been a threat going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 15 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Gamba Osaka have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Taking a look at their past results, Gamba Osaka:
- haven't been beaten by Avispa Fukuoka in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. A very good record, indeed.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results stretching back to 07/08/2011 reveals that these encounters have been disappointments for Avispa Fukuoka. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever whereas Gamba Osaka have been the better of the two, winning in 67 per cent of those ties.
A sum of 9 goals were scored between them in this period, with 2 for Avispa and 7 coming from Gamba Osaka. The average goals per game has been 1.5.
The previous league clash between the two was J1 League match day 8 on 07/04/2021 when the final score was Gamba Osaka 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka.
On that occasion, Gamba Osaka managed 65% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Avispa Fukuoka had 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Akihiko Ikeuchi.
Team News: Avispa Fukuoka
Avispa Fukuoka manager Shigetoshi Hasebe has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka boss Masanobu Matsunami has to choose a team with limited availability. Won-ho Shin (Collarbone fracture), Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury) and Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury) miss out here.
Our assessment is that Gamba Osaka and Avispa Fukuoka could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore tipping a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Best Denki Stadium (21,562)
Captain: Hiroyuki Mae
Chairman: Takashi Kawamori
Manager: Shigetoshi Hasebe
Competitions: J1 League position 11
🔑 Key Player: Bruno Mendes
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Bruno Mendes was born in Cruzeiro, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Botafogo in the 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season to date in 16 appearances.