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Gamba Osaka come up against visiting rivals Avispa Fukuoka at Panasonic Stadium Suita in the J1 League meeting on Wednesday.
All Gamba Osaka v Avispa Fukuoka game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Gamba Osaka will play in this game coming off the back of a 0-0 J1 League drawn game vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In that game, Gamba Osaka had 50% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima got 16 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Gamba Osaka have been involved. Regarding the goal split during this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 5 while Gamba Osaka managed the sum of 5.
Ahead of this clash, Gamba Osaka haven't been beaten in the league by Avispa Fukuoka in their previous 9 games. A long run without a loss.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Consadole Sapporo in J1 League competition, Avispa Fukuoka and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Avispa Fukuoka had 43% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Avispa Fukuoka was Tatsuki Nara (52'). For their opponents, Consadole Sapporo got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Anderson Lopes (30') and Akito Fukumori (54') scored for Consadole Sapporo.
During their 6 latest matches, Shigetoshi Hasebe's Avispa Fukuoka have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 7 times - giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Ahead of this meeting, Avispa Fukuoka are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches away from home. What a good run they have put together.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings going back to 15/05/2011 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Avispa Fukuoka. They have not been able to register any victories at all while Gamba Osaka have been too good for them, getting wins in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Gamba Osaka and 4 netted by Avispa. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league match between the two was J1 League match day 4 on 17/07/2016 when the final score was Gamba Osaka 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka.
The match was refereed by Takuto Okabe.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for Gamba Osaka gaffer Tsuneyasu Miyamoto.
Team News: Avispa Fukuoka
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Avispa Fukuoka boss Shigetoshi Hasebe does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Gamba Osaka should score at least once when they play Avispa Fukuoka, who will be up against it scoring a goal of their own.
We’re tipping a comfortable 2-0 victory for Gamba Osaka at full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita (39,694)
Captain: Genta Miura
Chairman: Tadashi Ono
Manager: Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Competitions: J1 League position 18