Jubilo Iwata vs Gamba Osaka
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: Yamaha Stadium (Iwata).
Both teams are hanging above the relegation line by a thread. They share the same 13 points as the bottom-most three sides already in the zone, and as such, this tie becomes important, as the victor could put some distance between themselves and the approaching exit line, while the loser could be condemned in the zone.
Iwata did something wondrous in their last tie at home, against Kobe. The hosts went behind early in the tie, in the 3rd minute itself via a penalty, and looked set to lose the fixture. But against expectations, the team was awarded a penalty in the injury time, which was converted on the rebound, after missing the initial shot.
Osaka, meanwhile, could not employ their home advantage well, as they let their one-goal lead at home go to waste, thanks to a 43rd-minute equalizer by visitors Kashima.
Jubilo Iwata vs Gamba Osaka Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last nine wins went to Osaka.
- Three of the last four clashes had goals from both teams.
- 13 of the last 18 encounters at this venue had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last twelve matches at this stadium saw the home team winning.
Jubilo Iwata vs Gamba Osaka Prediction
Both teams are on equal footing, and likely the home advantage will play a good role in determining the outcome of the tie.
Also, Iwata was unbeaten in three of their last four games at home and won two of them as well. Whereas, Osaka was winless in 11 of their last 14 fixtures, and is on an active streak of six games on the road without wins. The team could register just four goals from their last eight trips away from home.
As such, count on Iwata to ride on top of their home advantage, and avoid a loss at any cost. Goals, though, is a different matter. Both are trying to run from the relegation zone, and Osaka will not roll over for the hosts.
Moreover, they had recorded six of the last nine h2h wins and seems like a fine competitor. Also, three of the last four h2h clashes and 13 of the last 18 at this venue had goals from both sides. Finally, Iwata conceded goals in their last three ties, and in five of their last seven at home. It’s logical to expect either side to chip in with at least a goal.
Jubilo Iwata vs Gamba Osaka Betting Tips
Double Chance: Jubilo Iwata or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).