Gamba Osaka vs. Urawa Red Diamonds
Suita City Stadium, Suita.
24.09.23 at 11:00
Gamba Osaka welcomes Urawa Red Diamonds to the Suita City Stadium in the 28th round of the J1 League.
Will Urawa Red Diamonds be able to halt their two-match winless run in the league by claiming a comfortable win on the road, or will they be on the receiving end of an unfavorable outcome that'll extend their winless run to three matches?
Let's have a look at the latest J1 League predictions between Gamba Osaka vs. Urawa Red Diamonds, probable lineups, match facts and betting odds for you to consider!
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Gamba Osaka has their sights on exacting revenge against their opponents in this impending encounter, who had the temerity to end their J. League YBC Levain Cup dreams by eliminating them in the quarterfinals, losing 3-0 in the second leg (4-0 aggregate).
Their recent match at home against Niigata in the league was a bit unfortunate, as they were held to a 1-1 draw to share the spoils despite taking the lead through Ryotaro Meshino's strike in the second half.
Dani Poyatos' men are winless in five matches across all competitions, recording three losses and two draws since a 2-1 win against Shonan Bellmare at home on August 19th. During that time, they conceded ten goals, not to mention their struggles in front of goal, failing to score in three matches.
They currently occupy 10th place with 34 points and are two points behind 9th-placed Kawasaki Frontale.
Probable Starting XI
M. Higashiguchi; R. Takao, Y. Sato, S. Fukuoka, K. Kurokawa; Y. Yamamoto, Dawhan, S. Kurata; R. Meshino, I. Jebali, J. Alano
Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds were a bit unfortunate not to have claimed maximum points in the AFC Champions League Group J opener against Wuhan Three Towns, as they salvaged a point after playing out a 2-2 draw on the road.
Prior to that, the scales were tipped in their favor to walk away with three points in their league match against Kyoto Sanga; however, their opponent proved to be a tough nut to crack, thus settling for a goalless draw at home to salvage a point.
While they are winless in two matches in the league, picking up two draws, they can find solace in the fact that they have only lost two of their twelve away matches, a run that has seen them accumulate 20 points from a possible 36. It's also worth noting that they are on a two-match unbeaten run.
They currently occupy 4th place with 46 points in the standings, with third-placed Kashima Antlers and fifth-placed Nagoya. Their bid for a first-place finish is hindered by a six-point deficit.
Probable Starting XI
S. Nishikawa; T. Akimoto, M. Hoibraten, A. Scholz, H. Sakai; K. Iwao, A. Ito; T. Sekine, Y. Koizumi, T. Okubo; J. Kante
- Gamba Osaka have conceded a goal in seven consecutive matches in the J1 League.
- Urawa Red Diamonds are currently on an eight-match unbeaten run across all competitions.
- Gamba Osaka averages 1.54 goals per game when playing at home, and Urawa Red Diamonds average 0.86 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 57 meetings, Gamba Osaka have won 23 times, Urawa Red Diamonds have won 18 times, and there have been 16 draws, with the goal difference being 84-74 in favor of Gamba Osaka.
Expert Betting Tips
Gamba Osaka have been in impressive form when playing at home, where they are currently on a six-match unbeaten run, recording five wins and a draw. Without a shadow of a doubt, they'll likely want to take this as motivation to get back to winning ways in the league.
Urawa Red Diamonds last away defeat in this fixture was in 2016, losing 1-0. Since then, they have gone unbeaten in ten matches, recording seven wins and three draws, making them favorites to claim maximum points in this encounter.
As such, we anticipate the visitors to secure their second consecutive victory away from home in this fixture by picking them up in the full-time market to claim a comfortable win.
- Full-time Result - Urawa Red Diamonds for 2.25
- 1st Goal - Urawa Red Diamonds for 1.81
- Total - Over 2.5 for 2.10