Gamba Osaka vs Vegalta Sendai Prediction & Match Preview

Gamba Osaka vs Vegalta Sendai
J. League
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick-off at 06:00 UK / 07:00 CET
Venue:  Suita City Football Stadium (Suita).

Home advantage has been working just fine for Gamba Osaka in their recent clashes here. With Vegalta Sendai last picking up a win against this foe on the road well over a decade ago, the hosts are likely to be the ones climbing up the ladder this weekend.

Gamba Osaka vs Vegalta Sendai Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash here saw Gamba Osaka register a 1-0 victory.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past five meetings.
  • Four of their previous ten clashes have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A tie has occurred thrice in their past ten matchups.
  • Vegalta Sendai have registered a win just twice in their last ten encounters. (W-2, D-3, L-5)

Gamba Osaka vs Vegalta Sendai Prediction

Gamba Osaka were deprived of back to back wins after their most recent clash on the road saw them lose to Oita by a 2-1 scorecard. In spite of drawing first blood in that latter matchup, the hosts failed to keep their foes at bay and subsequently made the trip back home empty-handed.

At the moment, the home side are sitting ninth on the ladder, and are level on points with the visiting contingent.

On the other hand, Vegalta Sendai have been alternating between wins and defeats in their last four games. Their previous fixture at home saw them secure all three points against Shimizu by a 2-0 scoreline, prior to which Kobe took them down with two unanswered goals to their name.

It is also worth noting that the visitors have been branded as the worst away side in the cluster, as far as statistics go. Furthermore, the guests have not been faring any better in their previous trips to this venue either and have failed to secure the bragging rights in each of their past eight visits.

Given that the hosts are unbeaten in their last five top-flight clashes here as well, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Gamba Osaka in this one.

In addition, despite being at their weakest on the road, Vegalta Sendai have found the back of the net six times in their last four outings. Taking into account that five of their past six trips here have also seen the guests salvage a consolation goal at the least, Gamba Osaka have little or no reason to be hopeful of a clean sheet this weekend.

Gamba Osaka vs Vegalta Sendai Betting tips

  • Gamba Osaka to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).