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Yokohama F. Marinos will be the visitors at Panasonic Stadium Suita on Saturday for the J1 League showdown with home team Gamba Osaka.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Gamba Osaka v Yokohama F. Marinos are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Gamba Osaka will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-1 J1 League loss in their previous game against Sagan Tosu.
In that match, Gamba Osaka managed 46% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Gamba Osaka was Hiroto Yamami (58'). Sagan Tosu got 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Yuki Horigome (19') and Seok-Ho Hwang (88') scored for Sagan Tosu.
In their past six games, Tomohiro Katanosaka's Gamba Osaka have found the net a total of 6 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos will come into the match following a 0-2 J1 League win with the eclipse of Júbilo Iwata in their most recent outing.
In that match, Yokohama F. Marinos managed 65% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Yokohama F. Marinos, the goals were scored by Teruhito Nakagawa (55') and Léo Ceará (63'). On the other side, Júbilo Iwata got 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Kevin Muscat's Yokohama F. Marinos have fired home a total of 13 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 6.
Heading into this contest, Yokohama F. Marinos have not been beaten by Gamba Osaka when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings going back to 23/02/2019 shows us that Gamba Osaka have won 2 of these games and Yokohama F. Marinos 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Gamba Osaka and 11 netted by Marinos. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was J1 League match day 34 on 03/11/2021 and the score finished Yokohama F. Marinos 0-1 Gamba Osaka.
That day, Yokohama F. Marinos managed 75% possession and 24 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Gamba Osaka got 7 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Shu Kurata (55') was the scorer.
The referee was Futoshi Nakamura.
Team News: Gamba Osaka
Takashi Usami (Achilles tendon rupture), Yuya Fukuda (Acromioclavicular Separation), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Meniscal Injury), Shu Kurata (Calf Strain), Yuki Yamamoto (Knee Injury) and Jun Ichimori (Finger Injury) won’t be able to feature for Gamba Osaka gaffer Tomohiro Katanosaka.
Team News: Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos manager Kevin Muscat has multiple availability issues to deal with. Élber (Groin Injury), Ryo Miyaichi (Hamstring Injury) and Takuya Kida (Groin Strain) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Anderson Lopes cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our thinking is that Yokohama F. Marinos have the ability to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, Gamba Osaka will not find it easy getting on the scoresheet- but, we do see them pulling one back during this clash, too.
We reckon that it will be a 1-3 win for Yokohama F. Marinos 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: Shu Kurata
Chairman: Tadashi Ono
Manager: Tomohiro Katanosaka
Competitions: J1 League position 13
⭐ Key Player: Dawhan
Mostly taking up the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Dawhan was born in Aracaju, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for CSA in the 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the J1 League 2022 season so far in 10 appearances.