Gamba Osaka vs Shonan Bellmare
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Suita City Football Stadium (Suita).
Gamba is trying to get themselves free from the clutches of the relegation zone. They have posted 14 points from their 15 games so far, but against expectations, is on a four-game unbeaten run.
Their confidence was hit when the dead-last Sagan Tosu delivered them a 3-1 loss. But they bounced back and is determined to keep the momentum going with them enjoying the home advantage this weekend.
Shonan is another squad who’s currently showing serious inability to put good performances on the pitch. They lost four of their last five battles, despite their mid-table position.
Goals-wise, this team has been one of the most exciting to watch. They have conceded three more than the last-placed Sagan Tosu and scored just three fewer than toppers, Tokyo.
Gamba Osaka vs Shonan Bellmare Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight wins went to Osaka.
- Five of the last nine clashes had goals from both teams.
- At this venue, the hosts have never lost.
- Shonan failed to find the back of the net in two of the last three encounters at this stadium.
Gamba Osaka vs Shonan Bellmare Prediction
Osaka is unbeaten in their last five matches, and in seven of their last eight. On top of that, the team has conceded just one goal from these last five games combined. At home, they are on another streak of six clashes without a loss and conceded just two from the last four.
Bellmare, on the other hand, lost their last three ties in a row and conceded two or more goals in the last five on the trot. On the road, they lost their last two matches, and seven of their last ten. The squad also went winless in 15 of their last 20 road fixtures.
Going on, Osaka has had the upper hand in h2h ties so far. They recorded seven of the last eight wins, and have never lost in front of their home crowd. Importantly, disregarding a single draw, every encounter at this stadium ended in home wins.
Also, while Osaka scored two or more goals in all of their h2h home ties bar twice, Shonan failed to do it even once in two of their last three visits.
Finally, with the additional home advantage, expect Gamba to take the three points on offer.
Gamba Osaka vs Shonan Bellmare Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Gamba Osaka @ 1.60 (3/5)
Gamba Osaka to Score the First Goal @ 1.75 (3/4).