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Gamba Osaka will host away team Kawasaki Frontale at Panasonic Stadium Suita in this J1 League meeting on Saturday.
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Gamba Osaka will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 J1 League drawn game versus Cerezo Osaka.
In that match, Gamba Osaka managed 53% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Gamba Osaka was Patric (82'). Cerezo Osaka had 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Motohiko Nakajima (74') scored for Cerezo Osaka.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that there has been much resilience in the Gamba Osaka rearguard. Gamba Osaka have been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 clashes standing at 4.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Gamba Osaka:
- haven't beaten Kawasaki Frontale in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Kawasaki Frontale will go into this match after a 3-2 J1 League win to defeat Nagoya Grampus in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Kawasaki Frontale managed 43% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For Kawasaki Frontale, goals were scored by Jesiel (31') and Miki Yamane (50'). Nagoya Grampus had 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Yuichi Maruyama (60' Own goal), Sho Inagaki (73') and Mateus (83') scored for Nagoya Grampus.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, Kawasaki Frontale have bagged a tally of 16 goals. Frontale have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, their defenders have seen 6 goals scored by their opponents. In any event, time will tell whether the trend will persist in this upcoming game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Kawasaki Frontale:
- haven't been beaten by Gamba Osaka when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes dating back to 10/03/2018 shows that Gamba Osaka have won 2 of these & Kawasaki Frontale 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 5 of them for Gamba Osaka and 10 for Frontale. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was J1 League match day 29 on 25/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Kawasaki Frontale 5-0 Gamba Osaka.
The referee was Yuichi Nishimura.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury) are unavailable for Gamba Osaka boss Tsuneyasu Miyamoto.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Frontale manager Tōru Oniki has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ryota Oshima (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Kazuya Yamamura (Biceps femoris muscle injury) will not be playing here.
We feel that in this game, Kawasaki Frontale will most probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Gamba Osaka will be up against it to score but we do see them scoring as well.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 1-3 victory for Kawasaki Frontale at the end of this 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: Genta Miura
Chairman: Tadashi Ono
Manager: Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Competitions: J1 League position 18, AFC Champions League (Group H)