Gamba Osaka vs Vissel Kobe prediction, odds & betting tips 22/06/2024

The most interesting match of in the next round in the J1 League is the duel between Gamba Osaka and Vissel Kobe, scheduled for Saturday, 22 June.

With both teams still in the title race, who will get the important points here? Learn more about this game from our Gamba Osaka vs Vissel Kobe prediction and preview.

Gamba Osaka vs Vissel Kobe prediction: A draw with goals on both sides

Key stats

  • Vissel Kobe have gone under 2.5 total goals in their last seven games in all competitions.
  • These are two of the three teams with lowest averages in the league when it comes to total goals per game—Gamba Osaka with 1.78 and Vissel Kobe with 2.17 total goals per game.
  • The difference between these two teams in the league table is just one point.
  • Vissel Kobe have won four of the last five duels with Gamba Osaka, but Gamba Osaka are undefeated in the last seven league matches.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Vissel Kobe backed by the bookies

  • HOME: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.30%
  • AWAY: 19/20 (1.95) – 51.30%

We can see from these Gamba Osaka vs Vissel Kobe odds that the guests are the expected winners, despite Gamba Osaka being in better form recently and hosting the game.

After all, Vissel Kobe are the defending champions and a better team on paper, which is clearly enough to make them the favourites in this match. On top of that, they are just one point behind Gamba Osaka in the standings right now.

In any case, if you like our picks for this game, remember to also check out our favourite betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Vissel Kobe dominating in recent years

With four wins over Gamba Osaka in their last five meetings, Vissel Kobe have clearly been the better team of the two lately. However, Gamba Osaka have the advantage when it comes to the overall H2H record between these teams: 26-11-20.

Japan J-League 03/12/23

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

0
Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Japan J-League 04/03/23

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

4
Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

0

Japan J-League 18/09/22

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2
Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

1

Japan J-League 08/05/22

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

2
Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

0

Japan J-League 21/07/21

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

1
Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Gamba Osaka preview: Can they continue with their impressive run?

With six wins and a draw in the last seven games they've played in the J1 League, Gamba Osaka have propelled themselves up the league table and they are currently third in the standings, four points behind Machida Zelvia at the top. So, their next duel with the reigning champions Vissel Kobe comes at a perfect time and a win would be huge for Gamba Osaka.

Meanwhile, Genta Miura, Juan Alano, Yuya Fukuda, and Jiro Nakamura will miss this match through injuries.

Predicted lineup: Ichimori (GK), Handa, Nakatani, Fukuoka, Kurokawa, Dawhan, Suzuki, Yamashita, Yamada, Welton & Usami

Japan J-League 20/07/24

L

Shonan Bellmare

Shonan Bellmare

1

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

0

Japan J-League 14/07/24

W

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

0

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

2

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Tegevajaro Miyazaki

Tegevajaro Miyazaki

1

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

2

Japan J-League 06/07/24

W

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

0

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

4

Japan J-League 30/06/24

L

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia

3

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

1

Vissel Kobe preview: Still in the race to defend their title

Although Vissel Kobe have lost twice in their last four matches in the league, they are still one of a few teams hoping to lift the trophy at the end of the season. The defending champions are hoping to win their second in a row after winning the title for the first time in the team's history last season and they're currently five points behind league leaders Machida Zelvia.

Vissel Kobe will be without injured Mitsuki Saito for this match, while Thuler is still questionable.

Predicted lineup: Maekwa (GK), Sakai, Yamakawa, Honda, Hatsuse, Yamaguchi, Ogihara, Miyashiro, Muto, Sasaki & Osako

Japan J-League 20/07/24

D

Nagoya Grampus

Nagoya Grampus

3

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

3

Japan J-League 13/07/24

D

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Tokushima Vortis

Tokushima Vortis

0

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

2

Japan J-League 05/07/24

W

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

3

Japan J-League 30/06/24

W

Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers

1

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

3

Player to watch: Taisei Miyashiro

With seven goals to his name in J1 League this season, Miyashiro is Vissel Kobe's top scorer. With that in mind, he's our player to watch against Gamba Osaka.

Taisei Miyashiro
Can Miyashiro lead Vissel Kobe to another title? – Photo by Imago

Miyashiro to score in the second half?

Five of the seven goals that Miyashiro has scored in the league this season came in the second halves of matches. Will we see the same on Saturday?


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