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The J1 League meeting at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium on Wednesday will see home side Kawasaki Frontale welcome guests Gamba Osaka.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Kawasaki Frontale v Gamba Osaka, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Kawasaki Frontale will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-0 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Oita Trinita.
Naoki Nomura (36') scored for Oita Trinita.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Kawasaki Frontale have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Frontale have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 6 goals during that time. Nonetheless, time will tell whether the trend shall continue on in this next game.
Heading into this fixture, Kawasaki Frontale have not lost a league tie with Gamba Osaka in their previous 2 matches.
Gamba Osaka come into this encounter following on from a 1-2 J1 League win versus Urawa Red Diamonds in their last match.
For Gamba Osaka, the goalscorers were Takashi Usami (67') and Ryu Takao (81'). Tomoaki Makino (62') was the scorer for Urawa Red Diamonds.
The stats tell the story, and Gamba Osaka have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. At the back, Gamba Osaka could really do with shoring things up.
Coming into this clash, Gamba Osaka haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 18/11/2017 tells us that Kawasaki Frontale have won 3 of these games & Gamba Osaka 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from Frontale and 5 being from Gamba Osaka. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The last league fixture between the two was J1 League match day 8 on 01/08/2020 when it ended Gamba Osaka 0-1 Kawasaki Frontale.
The match was refereed by Koichiro Fukushima.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Kawasaki Frontale manager Tōru Oniki has no fitness worries at all coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from. Shogo Taniguchi will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka manager Tsuneyasu Miyamoto has some current player fitness concerns. Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Yosuke Ideguchi (Unknown Injury) and Haruki Saruta (Meniscus Damage) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Kawasaki Frontale are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Gamba Osaka will be up against it getting goals but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be converting at least once here.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 winning score for Kawasaki Frontale when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (26,827)
Captain: Shogo Taniguchi
Chairman: Yoshihiro Warashina
Manager: Tōru Oniki
Competitions: J1 League position 1
⭐ Star Player: Yū Kobayashi
Normally played in the Striker position, Yū Kobayashi was born in Japan. After making a first senior appearance for Mito Hollyhock in the 2008 season, the talented Forward has hit 13 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign so far in a total of 21 appearances.