FC Tokyo vs Gamba Osaka
10:30 AM IST
TKY vs OSK Preview:
FC Tokyo will be squaring off against Gamba Osaka in a high-octane encounter that will be held at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. Tokyo will be walking into this game on the back of three consecutive victories that also saw them keeping thre clean sheets. In their last game against Kawasaki, Tokyo managed a clinical victory riding on the brace of Leandro.
Gamba Osaka will be walking into this fixture on the back of five consecutive victories that saw them making headlines with a blazing display of football. Their recent victory came against Sagan Tosu where Kazuma Watanabe struck a brace to sail them through. Despite a late consolation goal from Renzo Lopez halved the arrears, it wasn’t enough to save the blushes.
Gamba Osaka is currently placed in the fourth position of the table with 38 points from 20 games while Tokyo is sitting comfortably in the second position with 44 points. However, they have played 3 games more than their counterparts and a victory for Osaka will catapult them closer to the title contention race.
TKY vs OSK: Head to head:
The last five meetings between these two sides have been dominated by FC Tokyo that has seen them walking away with three victories and one draw. The latest encounter between these two saw FC Tokyo drubbing Osaka by an emphatic 3-1 margin.
Hayashi (GK), Nakamura, Watanabe, Morishige, Ogawa, Mita, Silva, Abe, Leandro, Nagai, Diego
Higashiguchi (GK), TakaoSuganuma, Shinzato, Fukuta, Ideguchi, Yajima, Kurata, Fujiharu, Ademilson, Watanabe
Picks to consider:
It was Leandro’s brace that helped them overcome aces Kawasaki’s challenge with two phenomenal strikes. It will be an absolute delight to watch him take the mantle of affairs again.
Kazuma Watanabe struck in the last two games that will see Osaka pinning their hopes on him for this thrilling contest of two monsters.
Fantasy Captaincy Choices:
1. Kazuma Watanabe
It is hard to predict a winner in this game, considering the fact that these two are very well-built squads and will be eager to claim a victory. A draw can be a likely result, however, it is going to be a high-scoring affair.