This could be an interesting match as Urawa Reds have their presumed home advantage while Gamba Osaka are ahead 10 points in the J-League table.
These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only four days ago in the J-League. That game was an away game at Vissel Kobe, so at least Urawa Reds are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!
Urawa Reds form and stats
The story so far in the J-League for Urawa Reds at their home stadium (Saitama Stadium 2002) is 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats. Urawa Reds has recorded two wins in a row here at Saitama Stadium 2002, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.
It's back home for Urawa, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Vissel Kobe away with the result 1-0. Q. Martinus found the net in that victory. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Yokohama F. Marinos (2-6).
This is expected to be a close game, with Urawa Reds perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Urawa Reds as a small favourite), we find nine games. Urawa has won three of these, drawn one and lost five.
Urawa has scored 17 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. It's worth mentioning that 9 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Urawa have conceded 18 in these home matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.
Gamba Osaka form and stats
Gamba Osaka have an excellent away record in the J-League so far with 9-3-1 from 13 games.
The manager T. Miyamoto was unhappy after their last game, a J-League match played at their home ground Nishigaoka National Stadium. Gamba suffered a 0-4 loss to Vegalta Sendai (placed 18th). Before that, Gamba secured a home win against Vissel Kobe with the score 1-0.
Gamba lost the plot completely in their previous game, as mentioned above. They need to recover quickly from that 0-4 beating and focus on this one.
As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found ten similar matches played by Gamba in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Gamba Osaka, five draws and three defeats.
The schedule is very tough for Gamba Osaka now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A J-League game at Kawasaki Frontale is waiting in only three days.
The travelling fans enjoy Gamba's attacking play in away games, having scored 21 goals in 13 league matches away. It's not easy to score on Gamba as they have only conceded 12 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadThe two sides played each other earlier this season: Gamba Osaka - Urawa 1-3. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Urawa Reds three wins, four draws and Gamba Osaka three victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.
L. Nascimento Lopes de Souza
A. Aguiar Oliveira
Urawa Reds missing players
Gamba Osaka missing players
|Urawa Reds||Gamba Osaka|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|93%||93%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%||100%|
|72%||64%||40%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||80%||77%||75%|
|52%||50%||40%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||60%||54%||57%|
|31%||29%||20%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||0%||15%||18%|
|17%||7%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||8%||4%|
|28%||29%||20%||Clean Sheets||C S||40%||31%||25%|
|31%||43%||60%||Failed to Score||F T||20%||8%||14%|
|0||0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0||0|
|0||0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0||0|
|1.3||1.5||1.6||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||0.6||1||0.8|
|1||1||1||Red cards||R C||0||0||0|
|290||141||33||Total Shots||T S||43||113||279|
|101||49||10||Shots on Target||S O||24||60||127|
|41%||35%||40%||Goal Efficiency||G E||29%||35%||31%|
- Gamba Osaka haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
|7||Yokohama F. Marinos||33||14||5||14||68||56||17||9||2||6||42||26||16||5||3||8||26||30||12||47|