The J1 League match at Sapporo Dome on Sunday will see home side Consadole Sapporo lock horns with Gamba Osaka.
View all of the Consadole Sapporo v Gamba Osaka predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Consadole Sapporo will be hoping for a better result following the 5-2 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Kawasaki Frontale.
In that match, Consadole Sapporo had 38% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Consadole Sapporo, goals were scored by Ryota Aoki (28') and Takuma Arano (66'). Kawasaki Frontale had 17 shots on goal with 9 on target. Akihiro Ienaga (42', 89'), Yū Kobayashi (69', 86') and Marcinho (96') scored for Kawasaki Frontale.
Fixtures featuring Consadole Sapporo have tended to be lively encounters recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games alone, the sum of 27 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 7 of them coming from Consadole Sapporo.
Heading into this fixture, Consadole Sapporo have not been beaten in the league by Gamba Osaka in their previous 2 games.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Yokohama F. Marinos in J1 League action, Gamba Osaka and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Gamba Osaka had 40% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Gamba Osaka was Dawhan (7'). At the other end, Yokohama F. Marinos got 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. Takuma Nishimura (56') and Kota Mizunuma (61') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Gamba Osaka have bagged the sum of 7 goals. Gamba Osaka have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have seen 10 goals scored by their opponents. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen whether the trend shall be maintained in this match or not.
Leading up to this clash, Gamba Osaka:
- remain undefeated by Consadole Sapporo when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes dating back to 04/10/2019 shows us that Consadole Sapporo have won 1 of these games & Gamba Osaka 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Consa and 11 coming from Gamba Osaka. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league match between these sides was J1 League match day 11 on 04/05/2022 when it finished Gamba Osaka 0-0 Consadole Sapporo.
In that match, Gamba Osaka managed 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Consadole Sapporo got 25 shots on goal with 8 on target.
The match was refereed by Futoshi Nakamura.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa (Hamstring Injury), Takanori Sugeno (Calf Injury) and Tomoki Takamine (Hamstring Injury) aren’t available for Consadole Sapporo gaffer Mihailo Petrović.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka boss Tomohiro Katanosaka has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jun Ichimori (Finger Injury), Yuya Fukuda (Acromioclavicular Separation), Takashi Usami (Achilles tendon rupture) and Yuki Yamamoto (Knee Injury) will miss out on this game. Kyung-won Kwon will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In this match, Gamba Osaka will have to play really well to get a goal against a Consadole Sapporo team who have all the attributes to do really well if they play to their full potential.
We predict a 3-0 winning scoreline for Consadole Sapporo at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Yoshikadu Nonomura
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 11, J. League Cup (Play-off stage)
⭐ Key Player: Ryota Aoki
Mostly deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Ryota Aoki was born in Tokyo, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Nagoya Grampus in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this J1 League 2022 season to date in 16 appearances.