Soccer game preview: Home fans with big expectations before Kawasaki Frontale - Gamba Osaka

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (27495 seats)

J-League: Kawasaki Frontale host Gamba Osaka in what promises to be an absorbing football game. Tipsway gives you a thorough preview!

Insights:
  • Kawasaki Frontale have the fewest conceded goals (26) in J-League
  • Kawasaki Frontale have scored more than double the goals of Gamba Osaka.

Kawasaki Frontale and Gamba Osaka should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

Kawasaki Frontale have already won the league and the fans have gone wild! Even so, with the trophy already secured there could be issues regarding the team's motivation in this one. Gamba Osaka is no longer fighting for a cause; they can neither go up or down this season.

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Kawasaki Frontale form and stats

Home games in the J-League have been a walk in the park for Kawasaki Frontale so far, with 48 points won from 18 matches; 15 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses. The Kawasaki Frontale fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium and will expect new points from this game. Kawasaki Frontale has played 18 games in a row here without a defeat.

Happy days for Kawasaki in their previous game, a J-League match away at Cerezo Osaka (placed 11th) that ended with a 4-1 victory. Attacking player Leandro Damião outdid all the other players in that game and got a match rating of 8.24 out of 10. Damião scored two goals and dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times.

Prior to that, an away loss at Sagan Tosu.

The Kawasaki fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 35 goals in 18 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Kawasaki have only conceded 13 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Gamba Osaka form and stats

7 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. That’s the product of Gamba Osaka playing as the away team in the J-League this season. Momentum is building for Gamba in their away games, having won their two previous outings.

Gamba Osaka failed to get anything from their last game, a J-League home match vs Nagoya Grampus (placed 4th) that ended with defeat 1-3. Patric, attacking player, was the top performer on the team in that game, scoring a match rating of 7.31. Patric scored one goal.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Oita Trinita at their stadium, the result 3-2.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Gamba Osaka as they have only managed to score 15 times from 18 away games in the league. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (17 so far).

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have battled previously this season: Gamba Osaka - Kawasaki 0-2. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's six Kawasaki Frontale victories, two draws and two Gamba Osaka wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

KawasakiL. da Silva dos Santos
L. da Silva dos Santos
20 goals
Gamba OsakaA. Aguiar Oliveira
A. Aguiar Oliveira
13 goals
Kawasaki FrontaleY. Kobayashi
Y. Kobayashi
9 goals

Kawasaki Frontale missing players

Gamba Osaka missing players

Kawasaki Frontale Gamba Osaka
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
36 18 6 Played P 5 18 36
27 15 5 Won W 1 7 12
7 3 1 Drew D 1 4 7
2 0 0 Lost L 3 7 17
76 35 11 Scored S 3 15 32
26 13 4 Conceded C 7 17 45
97% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 86%
83% 78% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 44% 56%
44% 44% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 22% 39%
36% 33% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 17% 19%
17% 11% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 11%
53% 56% 50% BTTS BTTS 40% 33% 42%
44% 44% 50% Clean Sheets C S 20% 44% 36%
6% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 40% 33% 36%
 
5.3 5.8 6.8 Corners for (avg) C F 3.4 3.8 4
3.9 4.1 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 5.2 6.1 5.1
0.5 0.6 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.4 1.3 1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.7 12.6 12.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7.8 8.1 8.9
5.5 5.7 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.1 3.2
38% 34% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 27% 28%
 
7.1 7.7 8.5 Shots against (avg) S A 15.6 14.2 13.5
2.3 2.4 2.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.2 5.1 5.1
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Kawasaki Frontale have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Kawasaki Frontale have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Kawasaki Frontale have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Kawasaki Frontale have scored more than double the goals of Gamba Osaka.
  • Kawasaki Frontale have the fewest conceded goals (26) in J-League
  • Kawasaki Frontale have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in J-League
  • Kawasaki Frontale have the most points (48) at home in J-League
  • Kawasaki Frontale have the most scored goals in the first half (35) in J-League
  • Kawasaki Frontale have the the best goal difference (+50) in J-League
  • Kawasaki Frontale haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Kawasaki Frontale 36 27 7 2 76 26 18 15 3 0 35 13 18 12 4 2 41 13 50 88
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 36 23 6 7 79 34 18 13 3 2 45 11 18 10 3 5 34 23 45 75
3 Vissel Kobe 36 20 10 6 60 34 18 11 4 3 31 12 18 9 6 3 29 22 26 70
4 Nagoya Grampus 36 19 8 9 43 28 18 11 3 4 22 13 18 8 5 5 21 15 15 65
5 Kashima Antlers 36 19 6 11 60 36 18 9 4 5 31 20 18 10 2 6 29 16 24 63
6 Urawa Reds 36 18 8 10 45 37 18 12 4 2 28 16 18 6 4 8 17 21 8 62
7 Sagan Tosu 36 16 11 9 43 32 18 11 5 2 30 13 18 5 6 7 13 19 11 59
8 Avispa Fukuoka 36 14 10 12 40 35 18 10 2 6 24 16 18 4 8 6 16 19 5 52
9 Tokyo 36 14 7 15 47 52 18 8 2 8 30 26 18 6 5 7 17 26 -5 49
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 36 11 13 12 39 38 18 5 6 7 18 21 18 6 7 5 21 17 1 46
11 Cerezo Osaka 36 12 9 15 44 48 18 7 5 6 24 27 18 5 4 9 20 21 -4 45
12 Consadole Sapporo 36 12 9 15 44 49 18 7 4 7 24 26 18 5 5 8 20 23 -5 45
13 Gamba Osaka 36 12 7 17 32 45 18 5 3 10 17 28 18 7 4 7 15 17 -13 43
14 Kashiwa Reysol 36 12 5 19 34 50 18 6 3 9 19 26 18 6 2 10 15 24 -16 41
15 Shonan Bellmare 36 7 15 14 36 40 18 3 10 5 13 14 18 4 5 9 23 26 -4 36
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 36 8 12 16 34 53 18 4 6 8 15 27 18 4 6 8 19 26 -19 36
17 Tokushima Vortis 36 9 6 21 31 51 18 4 5 9 16 20 18 5 1 12 15 31 -20 33
18 Oita Trinita 36 7 8 21 26 53 18 6 5 7 17 21 18 1 3 14 9 32 -27 29
19 Vegalta Sendai 36 5 12 19 29 59 18 3 6 9 12 22 18 2 6 10 17 37 -30 27
20 Yokohama 36 6 9 21 32 74 18 4 6 8 21 30 18 2 3 13 11 44 -42 27