Gamba Osaka vs Cerezo Osaka
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 4 July 2020
Kick-off at 10:00 UK/ 11:00 CET
Venue: Suita City Football Stadium (Suita).
Gamba Osaka will play their home ground advantage in the game. Cerezo Osaka had a better run in the league last season but the host was not far away in the table. Expect the visitors to have trouble finding the back of the net in ninety minutes.
Gamba Osaka vs Cerezo Osaka Match preview
Gamba Osaka started the season with a 1-2 win on the road against Yokohama M in the previous encounter in the campaign.
The host had just 35% ball possession in that match but converted 2 of their 6 shots on target into goals; both coming in the first half of the game.
Gamba had a decent run at home in the last season and they will try to carry forward that rhythm at their own turf in this season too.
Cerezo Osaka was at a better position in the table last season than the host. Their new edition of the J1 League started with a narrow 1-0 win at home over Oita in the last clash.
The fixture saw them score an early goal with 45% ball possession and just 3 shots on goal.
Their away form in the last season was good but since their opening match at home saw them playing defensively, we cannot expect Sakura to charge against the home team.
Gamba Osaka vs Cerezo Osaka Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 3-1 home win for Sakura.
- Both teams have scored in two of the recent five fixtures.
- The guest is winless in their last two meetings since 2018.
Gamba Osaka vs Cerezo Osaka Prediction
Gamba will enjoy the home ground advantage even though it is too soon to tell in the new season of the campaign. Their last season form at home, especially against the visitors gives them a slight edge in the clash.
The safest bet for the punters will be a double chance favoring the home team with 1.40 odds.
Cerezo hasn’t scored a goal in their recent two visits to this venue. With the visitors lacking the ground advantage in the game, they are unlikely to score any goal.
The tip for Cerezo to score under 1.5 goals at 1.40 odds will thus be a suitable option for the punters.
Gamba Osaka vs Cerezo Osaka Betting tips
Double chance: Gamba Osaka or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 1.5 goals by Cerezo Osaka @ 1.40 (2/5).