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Gamba Osaka will visit Sapporo Dome on Saturday for the J1 League tie with home side Consadole Sapporo.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Consadole Sapporo v Gamba Osaka are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Consadole Sapporo, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-2 J1 League success over Sagan Tosu.
For Consadole Sapporo, the goals were scored by Yoshiaki Komai (61') and Anderson Lopes (66').
Mihailo Petrović's Consadole Sapporo have managed to score a sum total of 6 times in their past 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 12.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Consadole Sapporo:
- have left without a victory over Gamba Osaka in their last 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 league matches. That's never good.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Shonan Bellmare in J1 League competition, Gamba Osaka and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Kazunari Ono (75') was the scorer for Shonan Bellmare.
The stats don’t lie, and Gamba Osaka have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals overall. In defence, Gamba Osaka can certainly do much better. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Coming into this clash, Gamba Osaka have not emerged victorious against Consadole Sapporo when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 14/05/2017, there has been little between the sides with Consadole Sapporo winning 2 of those games, Gamba Osaka 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 12 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them for Consa and 8 created by Gamba Osaka. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league clash between the two was J1 League match day 28 on 04/10/2019 which ended up with the score at Gamba Osaka 5-0 Consadole Sapporo.
The match was refereed by Hiroki Kasahara.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka manager Tsuneyasu Miyamoto has some current player fitness concerns. Yun-oh Lee (Torn Meniscus), Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Haruki Saruta (Meniscus Damage) will not be playing here.
It’s looking like Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo should both be able to find the back of the net at least once here although it’s difficult at this stage to select a clear winner.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw but we do expect to see goals at each end. That is why we are leaning toward a very competitive game with a 2-2 score draw when the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Yoshikadu Nonomura
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 15
⭐ Star Player: Jay Bothroyd
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Jay Bothroyd was born in Islington, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Coventry City in the 2000 - 2001 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 3 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign to date from a total of 13 appearances.