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Gamba Osaka and Jeonbuk Motors have won their first matches in the Group Stages of the AFC Champions League. While the Japanese outfit is top of Group H, this fixture could change things in favour of the South Korean side. Find out how these teams are likely to fare against each other on Monday 28th June 2021.
Our Top Free Soccer Predictions for Gamba Osaka vs Jeonbuk Motors
Soccer predictions at Football Ground Guide have no bias and are based on the latest team news, stats and in-depth data analysis. Our top three picks for the Gamba Osaka vs Jeonbuk fixture are as follows:
- Match Result
- Half-time result
- Total goals
- Under 2.5
Note: The odds are correct on William Hill at the time of publishing this preview. Please visit the bookmaker for updated odds when placing your bet with our tips.
Draw at full-time
This promises to be a thrilling match between two phenomenal teams. While Gamba Osaka is struggling in the J-League, they have kicked off the AFC Champions League campaign on a positive note. Jeonbuk is second in K-League after 18 games, which makes them a formidable outfit in this fixture. We expect a tense game with few goals and so, our first pick is a draw at full-time.
Draw at the break
We are going for a draw at half-time as our second pick in this fixture. Both teams have won their first game in Group H and should fancy another victory in the second game. Despite their failings in the J-League, Gamba Osaka has been exceptional in the last five games of 4W and 1D. The South Korean side recovered from four consecutive losses to get 2W and 1D in their last three matches. Both teams look set to keep that momentum going, which makes this fixture even tougher. A draw in the first 45 minutes looks good on the books.
Few Goals Expected
While both teams are in top form and have kicked off their AFC Champions League campaign with emphatic victories, we are going for fewer than three goals in this fixture. Both sides will fight for points and at the same time, play cautiously to nullify scoring attempts by either side. A tense game with few goals is what we expect at the Lokomotiv Stadium,
Game Preview: The Battle for Top Spot in Group H Heats Up
This fixture is important for both sides as it could determine which team leads in Group H by the end of Group Stage fixtures in the AFC Champions League. More details in our preview.
Three clean sheets, four victories and a draw in the last five matches could have been the spark that ignites Gamba Osaka’s prospects of going far in the AFC Champions League. The Japanese side recorded a 2-nil victory against Tampines Rovers in their first match of the competition despite having only 42% ball possession. They had six shots on target, four more than Tampines Rovers that had only 2 shots on target and 58% of the ball. A clean sheet victory is inspiring enough and we expect 33-year-old Brazilian forward, Patric, to start alongside compatriot Leandro Pereira, who was a scoring substitute in the first game.
Joenbuk were ahead at the break in their first game of the competition when Seung-ki Lee scored an opener against Chiangrai United. However, the South Korean team failed to hold onto their 2-0 lead when Chaingrai pulled one back in the 68th minute. Six shots on target, five of which were inside the box, and 58% ball possession shows the attacking mindedness of head coach, Sang Sik Kim. We expect the manager to adopt a similar approach in the second fixture against Gamba Osaka and also make important tactical changes at the back.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the game be played?
The game will be live from Lokomotiv Stadium in Tashkent Uzbekistan.
Have these teams played against each other before?
There have been two encounters of 1D and 1W in favour of Gamba Osaka.
What time will the game start?
The match will kick-off at 19:00 GMT +3