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Oita Trinita will visit Panasonic Stadium Suita on Tuesday for the J1 League meeting with home side Gamba Osaka.
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Gamba Osaka will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 0-1 J1 League loss in their previous game against Kashima Antlers.
In that game, Gamba Osaka managed 48% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Kashima Antlers had 24 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Arthur Caike (72') was the scorer for Kashima Antlers.
It has been seldom in recent times that Gamba Osaka have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Gamba Osaka have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals during that time. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Going into this one, Gamba Osaka have not been beaten in the league by Oita Trinita in their last 2 games.
Oita Trinita will come into the match following on from a 1-0 J1 League win in the defeat of Urawa Red Diamonds in their previous outing.
In that game, Oita Trinita managed 29% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Oita Trinita was Yamato Machida (12'). On the other side, Urawa Red Diamonds had 8 shots at goal with 2 on target.
It has become apparent that Oita Trinita have struggled for goals over their last 6 encounters, contributing the disappointing return of only 3. In those fixtures, Oita have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 7.
Taking a look at their past results, Oita Trinita:
- have not registered a win against Gamba Osaka in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 9 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings dating back to 02/05/2009 shows us that Gamba Osaka have won 4 of them & Oita Trinita 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A sum of 14 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Gamba Osaka and 5 being from Oita. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league match between these sides was J1 League match day 23 on 18/10/2020 when the final score was Oita Trinita 0-1 Gamba Osaka.
The match was refereed by Yoshiro Imamura.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Won-ho Shin (Collarbone fracture), Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury) and Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Gamba Osaka boss Masanobu Matsunami.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Oita Trinita gaffer Tomohiro Katanosaka to contend with. Naoki Nomura (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that Oita Trinita are dangerous enough to put one past this Gamba Osaka team, however it realistically won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Gamba Osaka at the end of this one. Let’s just 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 Player: Patric
Generally played in the Striker position, Patric was born in Macapá, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Atlético Goianiense in the 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 4 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season to date from a total of 16 appearances.