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Gamba Osaka will be facing guests Kashima Antlers at Panasonic Stadium Suita in this J1 League game on Saturday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Gamba Osaka v Kashima Antlers can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Gamba Osaka will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-2 J1 League defeat last time out to Vissel Kobe.
In that match, Gamba Osaka had 44% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Gamba Osaka was Patric (19'). Vissel Kobe got 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Douglas (27') and Junya Tanaka (31') scored for Vissel Kobe.
Fixtures involving Gamba Osaka have often been exciting affairs lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes, a total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 13 of these being chalked up by Gamba Osaka.
Ahead of this clash, Gamba Osaka haven't lost in the league to Kashima Antlers in their previous 5 games.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Kashiwa Reysol in J1 League competition, Kashima Antlers and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Kashima Antlers had 63% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Kashima Antlers was Tomoya Inukai (89'). For their opponents, Kashiwa Reysol got 16 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Cristiano (53') and Pedro Raúl (57') scored for Kashiwa Reysol.
Naoki Soma's Kashima Antlers have fired home 8 times throughout their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 5.
Leading up to this clash, Kashima Antlers:
- have not beaten Gamba Osaka when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 03/03/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Gamba Osaka winning 1 of those games, Kashima Antlers 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 13 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from Gamba Osaka and 6 created by Antlers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 20 on 03/10/2020 when it finished Gamba Osaka 2-0 Kashima Antlers.
The referee was Ryuji Sato.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Won-ho Shin (Collarbone fracture), Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury) and Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are not available for Gamba Osaka gaffer Masanobu Matsunami.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Kashima Antlers boss Naoki Soma to be concerned about. Taiki Yamada (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We feel that over the course of the game, Gamba Osaka will need to push hard to see themselves scoring against this Kashima Antlers team who we think should score & stay on top.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for Kashima Antlers when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita (39,694)
Captain: Genta Miura
Chairman: Tadashi Ono
Manager: Masanobu Matsunami
Competitions: J1 League position 17
⭐ Star Man: Leandro Pereira
Normally used in the Striker position, Leandro Pereira was born in Araçatuba, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Chapecoense in the 2014 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the J1 League 2021 campaign to date from a total of 15 appearances.