Gamba Osaka v Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Betting Preview


Gamba Osaka Summary 

It has been a difficult start to the season for Gamba Osaka. They sit in the bottom three after three matches of the J-League season and are in real need of a win in this round.

Gamba face Sanfrecce Hiroshima in this match and will be aiming to win and get the first victory of the season.

They have two draws from the first matches, losing the more recent one against Kobe by an embarrassing 4-0 margin.

The home side Gamba had started the season reasonably well, getting a 2-2 draw against Kashiwa followed by a 1-1 draw against Sagan Tosu.

So far, all their matches have had multiple goals. And so while they are a side that could be involved in entertaining games going forward, their defence is not reliable, making them a difficult club to back right now.


Hiroshima Summary 

Sanfrecce Hiroshima sits a couple of places above the team that they visit for this round of J-League football, Gamba Osaka.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima also has the same number of points thanks to two draws from their first three matches of the campaign.

They will travel with the desire of getting their first win and moving away from the relegation zone and up into the comforts of midtable.

Although they are level on points with this opponent, their matches have been much tougher and so their points tally is more impressive than that of Gamba.

They got a credible draw in their previous match with Yokohama that sits in 3rd place in the table right now.

Their only loss of the season so far came at Albirex Niigata, meaning they have already faced two of the top three current J-League clubs.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Gamba is the home side but the big outsider for this game. Gamba to win is priced @ 4.00.

The draw is @ 3.15 and the Hiroshima win is the shortest of the three outcomes, prices @ 1.86.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. The visitor Hiroshima -0.5 are the better team in terms of ratings, but there is more value in the 1×2 than the Asian handicap market, where they are @ 1.85 to win.

Gamba Osaka hasn’t begun the season as well as they would like, they have the draw onside as a full win, +0.5 @ 1.95.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. Over 2.5 is @ 1.98 and the Under is @ 1.85.