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Gamba Osaka head to EDION Stadium Hiroshima on Saturday for the J1 League clash with home side Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Gamba Osaka match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima will be looking for another win after the 1-3 J1 League success over Oita Trinita.
In that match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima had 57% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the scorers were Toshihiro Aoyama (65'), Hayao Kawabe (87') and Shun Ayukawa (93'). Oita Trinita had 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Shun Nagasawa (52') scored for Oita Trinita.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 11 during that time and have conceded a total of 7.
Their past results show that Sanfrecce Hiroshima:
- haven't beaten Gamba Osaka in their previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Vissel Kobe in J1 League action, Gamba Osaka and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Kyogo Furuhashi (79') was the scorer for Vissel Kobe.
The stats tell the story, and Gamba Osaka have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. At the back, Gamba Osaka have not been doing too well. We shall soon see if that trend can be continued on here.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 18/07/2018 shows that Sanfrecce Hiroshima have won 2 of these and Gamba Osaka 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 of them for Sanfrecce and 5 being from Gamba Osaka. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was J1 League match day 19 on 27/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Gamba Osaka.
The match was refereed by Koichiro Fukushima.
Team News: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Sanfrecce Hiroshima gaffer to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Rhayner (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jun Ichimori (Hamstring Injury), Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Se-jong Ju (Corona virus) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Gamba Osaka will have to play well to score goals against this Sanfrecce Hiroshima lineup who we think might well get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a 1-0 winning margin for Sanfrecce Hiroshima after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: EDION Stadium Hiroshima (35,909)
Captain: Sho Sasaki
Chairman: Shingo Senda
Manager: Hiroshi Jofuku
Competitions: J1 League position 5
🔑 Key Man: Júnior Santos
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Júnior Santos was born in Conceição do Jacuípe, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Fortaleza in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has got 2 league goals in the J1 League 2021 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.