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Gamba Osaka will arrive at Saitama Stadium 2002 on Sunday for the J1 League tie with home team Urawa Red Diamonds.
Our Urawa Red Diamonds v Gamba Osaka predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 J1 League success against Vissel Kobe.
The only scorer from Urawa Red Diamonds was Quenten Martinus (83').
Fixtures with Urawa Red Diamonds have proved to be entertaining affairs recently with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past six clashes alone, a grand total of 21 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 13 of those coming from Reds. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Heading into this contest, Urawa Red Diamonds are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Vegalta Sendai in J1 League action, Gamba Osaka will be aiming to make amends here.
Shun Nagasawa (17', 44', 75') and Takahiro Yanagi (89') scored for Vegalta Sendai.
Tsuneyasu Miyamoto's Gamba Osaka have slotted home a total of 7 times throughout their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 7.
Their past results show that Gamba Osaka:
- are undefeated by Urawa Red Diamonds when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 22/10/2017, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Urawa Red Diamonds winning 2 of those games, Gamba Osaka 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 of them for Reds and 10 for Gamba Osaka. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 11 on 19/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gamba Osaka 1-3 Urawa Red Diamonds.
The referee was Hiroki Kasahara.
Team News: Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds manager Tsuyoshi Ōtsuki does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka boss Tsuneyasu Miyamoto has to choose a team with limited availability. Haruto Shirai (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Yuji Ono (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Haruki Saruta (Meniscus Damage) can’t be considered.
Our assessment is that Gamba Osaka and Urawa Red Diamonds could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Urawa Red Diamonds
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002 (62,010)
Captain: Yōsuke Kashiwagi
Chairman: Yoichi Tachibana
Manager: Tsuyoshi Ōtsuki
Competitions: J1 League position 9
🔑 Key Man: Quenten Martinus
Generally playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Quenten Martinus was born in Willemstad, Curaçao. After having made a senior debut playing for SC Heerenveen in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the J1 League 2020 campaign so far from a total of 18 appearances.