J.League 1 R5 – Tokyo vs Gamba Preview

FC Tokyo – Gamba Osaka:

I don’t rate Tokyo this season in J1, and their start to the season have been quite underwhelming as well although they picked up a 1-0 win at home vs Shonan last round. They have a very dull and boring playstyle, and is by far the most grey team in the league imho.

Gamba only got 1 point in 4 matches so far but are seeing improvement round after round. Levir Culpi have given a lot of youngster playing-time so far but I expect to see a more experienced team here as they get a few players back from injuries. Mateus is also set to make his debut which could be a boost.

I think Gamba will avoid defeat here and find big value in the high +0,25 line (or +0,5 if preferred). Also think we’ll see some goals, and the Over 2,25 also looks decent.

Expected Starting Lineup Tokyo:
29Okazaki – 3Morishige (I) – 48Jang Hyun-Soo – 6Ota
38Higashi – 18Hashimoto – 8Takahagi- 39Omori
9Diego Oliveira(I) – 11Nagai

MF Hirakawa (S)

Team Strength:


Expected Starting Lineup Gamba:
22Oh – 3Fabio – 5Miura – 4Fujiharu
8Mateus* – 7Endo(I)
11Hwang – 10Kurata – 39Izumizawa

MF Fujimoto (S/R)
MF Ichimaru (S/R)

MF Konno (R)

Team Strength:


Prediction: 1-1 or 1-2

Gamba +0,25 @ 2,08 (20 units)
Over 2,25 @ 1,93 (10 units)


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