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The J1 League tie at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium on Sunday will see home side Kashiwa Reysol welcome Gamba Osaka.
All Kashiwa Reysol v Gamba Osaka match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Kashiwa Reysol will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-1 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Kashima Antlers.
In that match, Kashiwa Reysol had 42% possession and 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Kashiwa Reysol was Hayato Nakama (65'). Kashima Antlers got 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Ayase Ueda (63') and Ryōhei Shirasaki (88') scored for Kashima Antlers.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Kashiwa Reysol have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Reysol have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals during that time.
Coming into this clash, Kashiwa Reysol haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
In their last game, Gamba Osaka drew 0-0 in the J1 League match with Avispa Fukuoka.
In that game, Gamba Osaka managed 65% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Avispa Fukuoka got 13 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The forward players for Gamba Osaka have made hard work of scoring goals over their last six games, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those matches, Gamba Osaka have also seen the collective goal aggregate against them equal 4. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Gamba Osaka:
- have not won against Kashiwa Reysol in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/03/2017 tells us that Kashiwa Reysol have won 3 of these games and Gamba Osaka 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 of them from Reysol and 9 created by Gamba Osaka. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The previous league contest between these sides was J1 League match day 24 on 24/10/2020 and the score finished Gamba Osaka 2-1 Kashiwa Reysol.
The referee was Futoshi Nakamura.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
Yuji Takahashi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sachiro Toshima (Fibula Fracture) will not be taking part for Reysol manager Nélsinho Baptista.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka boss Tsuneyasu Miyamoto has a number of players out of action. Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury) won’t be making appearances.
It seems to us that Gamba Osaka and Kashiwa Reysol are both capable of scoring here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. That’s why our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium (15,109)
Captain: Hidekazu Otani
Chairman: Ryuichiro Takikawa
Manager: Nélsinho Baptista
Competitions: J1 League position 17
🔑 Key Man: Hiroto Goya
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Hiroto Goya was born in Hyogo, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Gamba Osaka in the 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in this J1 League 2021 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.