Gamba Osaka go up against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J League 2022 at the Panasonic Stadium in Suita on Wednesday, June 29. The match will start at 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The hosts, Gamba Osaka, are currently 16th in the J League 2022 points table with 17 points. They have lost their last four games in this tournament and are inching towards the relegation zone. Dawhan and Leandro Pereira have been in good form with seven goal contributions this season.

A run of four back-to-back wins sees Sanfrecce Hiroshima climb up to fourth place in the J League 2022 points table. The visitors have an impressive goal difference of +9 and look set for their charge towards the top of the points table. 

Sanfreece Hiroshima have won six of the last seven games in all competitions. Their 5-0 win in the last Emperor Cup match was followed by a 3-1 win against Avispa Fukuoka in the J League. Douglas Vieira and Makoto Mitsuta have been key to their recent form.

Gamba Osaka vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima J League 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Gamba Osaka: 5.40, Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 1.63, Draw: 3.95

Betwinner odds: Gamba Osaka: 5.30, Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 1.63, Draw: 4.04

Betway odds: Gamba Osaka: 5.00, Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 1.61, Draw: 4.00

10CRIC odds: Gamba Osaka: 5.06, Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 1.65, Draw: 3.90

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Gamba Osaka vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima head-to-head

Sanfrecce Hiroshima have the upper hand in this head-to-head, winning 24 out of 49 matches. Gamba Osaka have won 13 while the remaining 12 have been drawn.

Gamba Osaka have the edge in the last five encounters, beating Sanfrecce Hiroshima twice along with two draws.

Sho Sasaki starred in the last head-to-head as Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 2-1 at the Panasonic Stadium. 

Gamba Osaka vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima probable starting lineups

Gamba Osaka: Masaaki Higashiguchi (goalkeeper); Ryu Takao, Genta Miura, Gen Shoji, Hiroki Fujiharu; Shu Kurata (captain), Kohei Okuno, Dawhan, Hiroto Yamami; Hideki Ishige, Patric.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Keisuke Osaka (goalkeeper); Tsukasa Shiotani, Hayato Araki, Sho Sasaki (captain); Tomoya Fujii, Gakuto Notsuda, Taishi Matsumoto, Shunki Higashi; Tsukasa Morishima, Makoto Mitsuta; Douglas Vieira.  

Gamba Osaka vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima J League 2022 top picks and players to watch

Gamba Osaka: Dawhan is the one to watch out for from the hosts. The Brazilian midfielder has scored three goals in J League this season. The 26-year-old scored the first goal in Gamba Osaka’s last home game.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Makoto Mitsuta is the top pick in this match. The Japanese attacking midfielder has scored five goals along with four assists in J League 2022. He has made two goal contributions in the last two matches in the league.

Gamba Osaka vs Sanfrecce Hiroshima J League 2022 prediction

Gamba Osaka’s recent form in the J League has been poor. The hosts face an uphill task against an in-form Sanfrecce Hiroshima to collect any points in this encounter.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima will be the overwhelming favourites in this encounter considering their recent form in this tournament.