Gamba Osaka meet Kashima Antlers in Wednesday’s forthcoming J. League Cup meeting.
Our tips, poll and stats for Gamba Osaka v Kashima Antlers can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
Gamba Osaka will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 J1 League victory over Kashiwa Reysol.
In that match, Gamba Osaka had 49% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Gamba Osaka was Dawhan (71'). At the other end, Kashiwa Reysol had 20 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
An interesting aspect of more recent Gamba Osaka games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous sextet of matches before this one, in 6 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a loser. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Kashima Antlers will go into the clash following on from a 4-1 J1 League win versus Consadole Sapporo in their last game.
In that match, Kashima Antlers managed 40% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Kashima Antlers, goals were scored by Ayase Ueda (6'), Yuma Suzuki (30', 45') and Arthur Caike (48'). At the other end, Consadole Sapporo got 14 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Daiki Suga (69') scored for Consadole Sapporo.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Kashima Antlers, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average goals scored per game during that spell is 3, with the average number of goals for Kashima Antlers equalling 2.17.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 23/08/2020 tells us that Gamba Osaka have won 1 of them and Kashima Antlers 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them from Gamba Osaka and 12 netted by Antlers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Takashi Usami (Achilles tendon rupture), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Meniscal Injury) and Shu Kurata (Calf Strain) will be missing for Gamba Osaka manager Tomohiro Katanosaka.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Kashima Antlers gaffer René Weiler to contend with. Everaldo (Groin Injury) misses out for this game.
We believe that Gamba Osaka will really need to work well to find the net against this Kashima Antlers outfit who will likely manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a 0-1 win for Kashima Antlers at the end of the 90.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita (39,694)
Captain: Shu Kurata
Chairman: Tadashi Ono
Manager: Tomohiro Katanosaka
Competitions: J1 League position 12, J. League Cup (Group A)
⭐ Key Man: Yuya Fukuda
Customarily playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Yuya Fukuda was born in Fukuoka, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Gamba Osaka in the 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this J1 League 2022 season so far from a total of 9 appearances.