Urawa Reds are in fantastic form with 8 wins in a row in all competitions, and they meet a Gamba-side who are without a win on their last 4.
However, all that should be put aside here as this match will have a very different setting. Urawa are known to choke in important situations, and they lost to Gamba in the Championship playoff last season. They also lost their last 2 finals, so I would not rule out an upset here.
In my eyes Urawa are priced to be way too big favorites, and even though they won 4-0 at home in the league a few weeks ago, that shouldn’t matter too much here. I still prefer Urawa for the win, but when you can get 5,62 on Gamba to win that holds very big value.
4 out of the last J.League Cup finals have had 3 goals or less in them, and I also think the totals here is way too high. Urawa averages 2,66 in the league while Gamba averages 2,64, and considering it’s a cupfinal where both teams might be more afraid to lose than to attack, an Under 3 bet also looks great.
Medium (5 units):
Urawa vs Gamba Under 3 @1,88
Small (2,5 units):
Gamba 1×2 @ 5,62