Gamba Osaka and Chiangrai United will meet for three points in the AFC Champions League at Stadion Lokomotiv on Sunday.
Both teams approach this game after a 1-1 draw on Thursday. Bill scored a final tying goal to snatch a point from Chiangrai United after Leandro Pereira gave Osaka the lead in the 47th minute.
The draw left the two teams second and third in the table. Gamba Osaka has collected five points in three matches and is two points behind leaders Jeonbuk. Chiangrai United is a point below.
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Gamba Osaka vs Chiangrai United Head to Head
Thursday’s meeting was the first continental clash between the teams and they could not be separated in a 1-1 draw.
Gamba Osaka is currently undefeated in seven games in all competitions while Chiangrai United have lost just one of their last seven in all competitions.
Gamba Osaka Fitness Guide (all competitions): DDWWD
Chiangrai United Forms Guide (All Competitions): DWLWW
Gamba Osaka vs Chiangrai United Team News
Haruto Shirai and South Korean left-back Shin Won-ho are both injured. Jun Ichimori is also sidelined.
Injured: Shin Won-ho, Haruto Shirai, Jun Ichimori
There are no known injuries or suspension concerns for the Thai outfit.
Gamba Osaka vs Chiangrai United Predicts XI
Gamba Osaka Predicts XI (4-4-2): Masaaki Higashiguchi, Ryu Takao, Genta Miura, Gen Shoji, Hiroki Fujiharu, Kosuke Onose, Yosuke Ideguchi, Kohei Okuno, Shu Kurata, Takashi Usami, Patric
Chiangrai United Predicts XI (3-4-3): Apirak Worawong (GK); Tanasak Srisai, Brinner, Sarawut Inpaen; Sanukran Thinjom, Phiyiwat Sukjitthammakul, Ji-Hun Cho, Wasan Homsan; Felipe Amorim, Bill, Akarawin Sawasdee
Gamba Osaka vs Chiangrai United Prediction
Much will depend on the outcome of this match and both sides will likely play cautiously.
Gamba Osaka is the game’s favorite and needs a win to avoid falling further than Jeonbuk at the top of the table. We expect a narrow victory for the Japanese team in addition to a clean sheet.
Prediction: Gamba Osaka 1-0 Chiangrai United
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