FC Tokyo vs Gamba Osaka
Japan – J. League
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo).
Tokyo is going through an uncertain period. They may have a five-point lead at the top at the moment, but the squad just below them, Kawasaki, has a match in hand and is unbeaten in their last five league ties. This coming when the leaders have lost three of their last five.
The capital city will have to get back on track, and emphatically so, if they are to keep their reign at the top undisturbed.
Opponents Osaka might make things hard for them though. Despite their low placing in the table, the team is unbeaten in their last five game-days and won the last two as well. They are also a great squad on the road, but when it is taken into account that their counterparts are the best at home, fans could easily expect a thrilling encounter.
FC Tokyo vs Gamba Osaka Head-to-head (h2h)
- 21 of the last 23 wins went to the squads at home.
- 11 of the last 14 clashes saw the hosts of the day scoring two or more goals.
- The last Tokyo lost at this venue was back in 2002.
- The last eleven wins at this stadium went to the hosts.
FC Tokyo vs Gamba Osaka Prediction
Tokyo was unbeaten in 17 of their last 20 matches, and had a six-game winning run in the midst, along with a 13-match unbeaten streak. At home, they were invincible in 13 of their last 14 and won 12 of these as well. The squad also managed to score two or more goals in six of their last ten fixtures, while keeping clean sheets in ten of their last sixteen.
Going on, Osaka might be going through an unbeaten run of theirs, but keep in mind that, they seriously lack in wins. On the road, Gamba could post just two wins from their last nine attempts and failed to score in three of their last five as well.
Importantly, h2h ties firmly point towards the hosts as the favorites. 21 of the last 23 such wins went to the squad with home advantage, and the last eleven wins in a row at this venue went to the home team.
Moreover, the last the capital city lost in front of their home crowd against this opponent was 17 years back. If these stats are any indication, we should see the visitors have a tough outing this Sunday.
FC Tokyo vs Gamba Osaka Betting Tips
FC Tokyo to Win @ 1.95.
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 2.20.