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Gamba Osaka vs Kashiwa Reysol 1 October 2022 Match Preview

Gamba Osaka vs Kashiwa Reysol 2022 J1 Season Round 31 Saturday 1 October 2022 Panasonic Stadium Suita Kick Off: 16:00 (JST) Gamba aren’t quite ready to order drinks at the last chance saloon, but they’re getting darn close in the wake of their controversial, gut-wrenching loss to near neighbours and fellow strugglers Vissel Kobe. As […]

Scouting J2 2022

Hello Everyone, There’s no Gamba game this coming weekend (probably just as well for the sake of my blood pressure) so I thought now would be a good time for a piece looking at who has been tearing it up in Japan’s second tier this season. As with last year’s Scouting J2 article which you […]

Vissel Kobe vs Gamba Osaka 18 September 2022 Match Preview

Vissel Kobe vs Gamba Osaka 2022 J1 Season Round 30 Sunday 18 September 2022 Noevir Stadium Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) The stakes couldn’t be any higher for Gamba Osaka or Vissel Kobe ahead of this Sunday night’s Hanshin Derby. Hosts Vissel currently occupy the promotion / relegation spot, but they are just a solitary point […]

An Ode to Sagan Tosu

Gamba Osaka vs Sagan Tosu 2022 J1 Season Round 28 Saturday 3 September 2022 Panasonic Stadium Suita Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) Hi Everyone, This is a special Blog Gamba article. As those of you who follow me on Twitter will know I’ve been ill recently which meant no coverage of the 3-0 home loss to […]

Avispa Fukuoka vs Gamba Osaka 31 August 2022 Match Preview

Avispa Fukuoka vs Gamba Osaka 2022 J1 Season Round 24 Wednesday 31 August 2022 Best Denki Stadium Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) There’s no rest for the wicked as Avispa Fukuoka and Gamba Osaka lace up again this Wednesday to do battle in a match re-scheduled after the Wasps’ huge Covid outbreak at the beginning of […]

Nagoya Grampus vs Gamba Osaka 27 August 2022 Match Preview

Nagoya Grampus vs Gamba Osaka 2022 J1 Season Round 27 Saturday 27 August 2022 Toyota Stadium Kick Off: 18:00 (JST) As the clock ticks ever closer to midnight on Gamba’s season they face the second of three away trips on the spin, this time at a Nagoya side who find themselves comfortably ensconced in mid-table. […]

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Gamba Osaka 20 August 2022 Match Preview

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Gamba Osaka 2022 J1 Season Round 26 Saturday 20 August 2022 Edion Stadium Hiroshima Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) Obon has been and gone in Japan, and with little over 2 months of the 2022 J1 season remaining Sanfrecce Hiroshima against Gamba Osaka on Saturday night brings us a match with big implications […]

Gamba Osaka vs Shimizu S-Pulse 14 August 2022 Match Preview

Gamba Osaka vs Shimizu S-Pulse 2022 J1 Season Round 25 Sunday 14 August 2022 Panasonic Stadium Suita Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) Gamba return to league duty for the first time in a fortnight following the Covid-enforced postponement of their clash with Fukuoka last weekend. And, what a return it’s set to be as the club […]

Avispa Fukuoka vs Gamba Osaka 6 August 2022 Match Preview

Avispa Fukuoka vs Gamba Osaka 2022 J1 Season Round 24 Saturday 6 August 2022 Best Denki Stadium Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) **Disclaimer – the majority of this preview was written prior to Avispa Fukuoka’s Covid cluster being announced, so it may read a little strange in certain places. Unfortunately, as a full-time teacher and part-time […]

Gamba Osaka vs Kyoto Sanga 30 July 2022 Match Preview

Gamba Osaka vs Kyoto Sanga 2022 J1 Season Round 23 Saturday 30 July 2022 Panasonic Stadium Suita Kick Off: 19:00 (JST) This Saturday marks the first of 12 remaining ‘cup ties’ for Gamba as they bid to save themselves from an inglorious drop down to the second tier. Covid-ravaged opponents Kyoto would appear to be […]


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