Gamba Osaka vs Jeonbuk Motors

Gamba Osaka and Jeonbuk Motors will lock horns at the Lokomotiv Stadium in a high-profile AFC Champions League Group H contest.

A comfortable 2-0 triumph over Tampines Rovers on Matchday 2 stretched Gamba’s imperious unbeaten run in all competitions five matches (W4, D1), marking a notable upturn in form compared to four straight losses beforehand. If football follows the script, a landslide victory for Gamba is on the cards, considering three of their last four competitive games have yielded wins via a two-goal margin. Delivering action from the get-go, the Japanese heavyweights have netted a first-half opener in four of their previous five outings across all competitions. Since losing their first-ever encounter against Jeonbuk, Tsuneyasu Miyamoto’s men have gone unbeaten in their subsequent competitive H2Hs (W1, D2), despite conceding first twice in that run of clashes. However, it’s worth noting that their last meeting dates back to September 2015.

Meanwhile, Jeonbuk claimed a tight 2-1 home win over Chiangrai United in their Group H opener, starting their Champions League with flying colors. Ahead of the kick-off, the visitors have enjoyed a massive upturn in form, going from eight successive matches without winning (D5, L3 – 90 minutes only) to back-to-back triumphs, both of which saw them win the first half ‘to nil.’ A 5-1 thumping of domestic rivals Seongnam in their most recent road trip brought Jeonbuk’s four-match winless away streak to a halt (D3, L1). However, Jeonbuk’s defensive woes remain a reason for concern, with the ‘Warriors’ failing to preserve a blank sheet in six of their last seven road trips in all competitions. Topically, they’ve conceded at least once in both of their previous away H2Hs with Gamba.

Latest News
See all
Racing Montevideo vs Huachipato
July 23, 2024

The iconic Estadio Centenario sets the stage for a 'make or break' Copa Sudamericana playoff tie between Racing Montevideo and…

Internacional vs Rosario Central
July 23, 2024

Estádio José Pinheiro Borda is the venue as Internacional and Rosario Central go head-to-head in a crunch Copa Sudamericana playoff…

Seoul vs Gimcheon Sangmu
July 20, 2024

Seoul World Cup Stadium forms the backdrop for a high-stakes K League 1 showdown between Seoul and Gimcheon Sangmu. Seoul's…