J.League 1 R18 – Gamba vs Kashima Preview

Gamba Osaka – Kashima Antlers:

Gamba still takes the majority of their points at home, but suffered a narrow loss last round vs Shimizu. They have fired their coach since then, and chances are the new man in charge Tsuneyasu Miyamoto will give them a boost here.

Kashima got 2 good wins in a row but are still fielding a relatively weak squad in my opinion. They hae lost 2 strikers lately, and are only left with Suzuki and Doi up front. Both are in good form, but I still think it’s a bit thin and especially Suzuki have had a tendency to disappear for long streaks too.

I think this match should be much more evenly priced, and got big value on Gamba both for 1×2 and the +0,5.  Gamba are also very under at home, so it’s worth a shot to go for under 2,75.

Expected Starting Lineup Gamba:
14Yonekura –  3Fabio – 5Miura – 6Hatsuse
10Kurata – 8Mateus – 7Endo(I) – 25Fujimoto
11Hwang – 9Ademilson

MF Konno (R)

Team Strength:


Expected Starting Lineup Kashima:
1Kwoun Sun-Tae
22Nishi– 39Inukai – 28Machida* – 32Anzai
13Nakamura – 20Misao –  6Nagaki– 30Abe
8Doi* – 9Suzuki

DF Oda (S/R)
DF Shoji (I)
MF Endo (R)
AM Leandro (R/I)

Team Strength:


Prediction: 2-1 or 2-0

Gamba +0,5 @ 1,81 (30 units)
Under 2,75 @ 1,86 (20 units)
Gamba 1×2 @3,42 (10 units)


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