On October 3, within the framework of the 20th round of the Japanese J-1 League, the meeting “Gamba Osaka” – “Kashima” will take place. The neighbors on the standings will find out in full-time play which of them is better. Both of them really need a victory, since both teams retain good chances for third place. Who is more fortunate? Read about it in our forecast.
It seems that Gamba Osaka managed to overcome the game crisis, which lasted for almost a month. The team won three victories in a row, which allowed them to win back several positions. I must say that two of the three opponents were not the most formidable (Sapporo and Hiroshima), but they also had to be beaten, and three points do not smell, as they say.
But the most important achievement from this mini-series was a convincing victory over Nagoya with a score of 2: 1. And this is after Gamba had a six-game stretch, in which they had only one victory and only four points. Will the episode last?
“Kasima” went perfectly for a whole month. The team won seven matches in a row, eight meetings in a row the team did not know defeats. And if the series had been interrupted today, then hardly anyone would have been surprised. But the more unexpected was the defeat in the match with Oita (0: 2), which was in the second half of the standings.
However, sometimes such games are also needed, because returning from heaven to earth is also useful. However, if Kasima wants to be in the top three at the end of the season, then it is impossible to lose points with outsiders. And with competitors too.
Guests from the last twelve matches only managed to stay clean in one;
The home team scored only 12 points in 9 rounds (20 on the road).
08/23/20 Kasima Gamba Osaka eleven
08/23/19 Kasima Gamba Osaka 2: 2
06/01/19 Gamba Osaka Kasima eleven
07/28/18 Gamba Osaka Kasima eleven
03.03.18 Kasima Gamba Osaka ten
09/23/17 Kasima Gamba Osaka 2: 1
07/05/17 Gamba Osaka Kasima 0: 1
Both teams have been looking quite convincing in attack lately, regularly hitting the goal of their rivals. A draw will suit both those and others to a lesser extent, therefore, everyone will play to win, which increases the likelihood that we will see a productive game.
Our forecast – both will score – yes, with the odds of 1.68 from bookmaker Winline.