Gamba Osaka and Shimizu S-Pulse meet at Suita City Football Stadium, in a match for the 19th round of the J1 League. Gamba Osaka won out (2-4) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 03-02-2019. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 08-05-2019, for the League Cup J, which ended with the victory of Gamba Osaka by (3-1). G. Miura (45 ‘), Hwang Ui-jo (65’) and K. Nakamura (67 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Gamba Osaka, and Douglas (62′), for Shimizu S-Pulse. Shimizu S-Pulse presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 20 points won, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Matsumoto Yamaga, by (1-3). In the last match, they lost out to Tokyo by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Gamba Osaka won 9 points out of 27 possible points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 6 matches they suffered in the first goal.
The Gamba Osaka comes to this game without motivation, after a 3×1 defeat at the Tokyo stadium. The top scorer of the home team is Brazilian striker Ademilson, as well as Ui-jo Hwang, both with four goals so far. The home team usually plays in a 5-3-2, in which the two most advanced men are Hwang and Ademilson. Coach Tsuneyasu Miyamoto will not be able to count on Kosei Tani and Hiroki Fujiharu, delivered to the medical department.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 22 points won, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sagan Tosu, by (4-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Vissel Kobe, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. For the league, Shimizu S-Pulse won 10 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In the matches played outside their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (4 in 8 matches) and at the end of the match 1-1 (4 in 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 10 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 18 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
The Shimizu arrive at this motivated match, after a home victory by 2×1 at the reception to Vissel Kobe: Douglas and Kitagawa scored the goals of the victory. The best gunner of the outsiders is the Brazilian Douglas, with eight goals scored so far. The visiting team usually plays in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced men are Nishizawa, Kawai and Douglas. Coach Yoshiyuki Shinoda will not be able to count on Hideki Ishige and Yuji Rokutan, injured. It should be noted that the central Seok-ho Hwang will also be absent, for being suspended.