Here's what we know about the Vissel Kobe - Gamba Osaka match:

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 08:00 (UTC)
Venue: NOEVIR Stadium Kobe (30132 seats)

This is the J-League season opener for these teams, who are finally competing for points again. Will Vissel Kobe or Gamba Osaka get that important first win?

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Vissel Kobe form and stats

There will be little rest for Vissel Kobe after this match as they are travelling to Oita Trinita for a Nabisco Cup game in only three days.

Last season, Vissel Kobe's league statistics were 9 wins, 9 draws and 16 losses, resulting in a 14th position in the J-League. Over these 34 matches they scored 50 goals and conceded 59. Playing at home last season Vissel Kobe managed 4-5-8 (win-draw-lost) with 25 goals and 30 conceded.

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Gamba Osaka form and stats

Gamba has another fixture away, a J-League game, against Nagoya Grampus in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Let's have a look at how Gamba Osaka performed last season in the J-League: They landed a 2nd position in the league table after playing out 20 victories, 5 draws and 9 defeats. In total they scored 46 and conceded 42 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 12 - drew 3 and lost 2 with 27/19 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Vissel, two draws and five wins for Gamba Osaka. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Vissel Kobe missing players

Gamba Osaka missing players

Vissel Kobe Gamba Osaka
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Vissel Kobe Last season Gamba Osaka
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
9 4   Won W   12 20
9 5   Drew D   3 5
16 8   Lost L   2 9
50 25   Scored S   27 46
59 30   Conceded C   19 42
97% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
79% 82%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   82% 79%
62% 59%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   59% 56%
44% 47%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   18% 18%
24% 18%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   12% 6%
68% 59%   BTTS BTTS   59% 59%
12% 12%   Clean Sheets C S   29% 24%
24% 29%   Failed to Score F T   12% 18%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.3 1.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1 0.8
0 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
11.6 12.5   Shots (avg) S (   9.1 10.4
4.8 5.1   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.8 4.7
31% 29%   Goal Efficiency G E   33% 29%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Avispa Fukuoka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cerezo Osaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Consadole Sapporo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Gamba Osaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kashima Antlers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Kashiwa Reysol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kawasaki Frontale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Nagoya Grampus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oita Trinita 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sagan Tosu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Shimizu S-Pulse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Shonan Bellmare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Tokushima Vortis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Tokyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Urawa Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Vegalta Sendai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Vissel Kobe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Yokohama F. Marinos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season 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 34 26 5 3 88 31 17 15 1 1 48 15 17 11 4 2 40 16 57 83
2 Gamba Osaka 34 20 5 9 46 42 17 8 2 7 19 23 17 12 3 2 27 19 4 65
3 Nagoya Grampus 34 19 6 9 45 28 17 12 3 2 28 12 17 7 3 7 17 16 17 63
4 Cerezo Osaka 34 18 6 10 46 37 17 8 4 5 20 13 17 10 2 5 26 24 9 60
5 Kashima Antlers 34 18 5 11 55 44 17 8 5 4 27 22 17 10 0 7 28 22 11 59
6 Tokyo 34 17 6 11 47 42 17 10 0 7 23 22 17 7 6 4 24 20 5 57
7 Kashiwa Reysol 34 15 7 12 60 46 17 5 4 8 30 30 17 10 3 4 30 16 14 52
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 13 9 12 46 37 17 7 5 5 29 20 17 6 4 7 17 17 9 48
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 14 5 15 69 59 17 9 2 6 42 26 17 5 3 9 27 33 10 47
10 Urawa Reds 34 13 7 14 43 56 17 5 4 8 18 22 17 8 3 6 25 34 -13 46
11 Oita Trinita 34 11 10 13 36 45 17 5 5 7 12 19 17 6 5 6 24 26 -9 43
12 Consadole Sapporo 34 10 9 15 47 58 17 5 5 7 27 29 17 5 4 8 20 29 -11 39
13 Sagan Tosu 34 7 15 12 37 43 17 3 7 7 17 20 17 4 8 5 20 23 -6 36
14 Vissel Kobe 34 9 9 16 50 59 17 4 5 8 25 30 17 5 4 8 25 29 -9 36
15 Yokohama 34 9 6 19 38 60 17 6 2 9 22 32 17 3 4 10 16 28 -22 33
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 7 7 20 48 70 17 4 3 10 32 35 17 3 4 10 16 35 -22 28
17 Vegalta Sendai 34 6 10 18 36 61 17 0 7 10 14 32 17 6 3 8 22 29 -25 28
18 Shonan Bellmare 34 6 9 19 29 48 17 4 4 9 12 19 17 2 5 10 17 29 -19 27