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Yokohama F Marinos vs Gamba Osaka: The show of the champion

Yokohama F Marinos vs Gamba Osaka: The show of the champion

Taking on Gamba Osaka at the home venue is a great chance for Yokohama F Marinos to show the level of the defending champion.

Yokohama F Marinos vs Gamba Osaka match information

Time: 13:00 (GMT+8) on February 23rd

Venue: International Stadium Yokohama

Competition: 2020 J1 League

As the defending champion of the J1 League, Yokohama F Marinos prepared well for the 2020 season by winning back-to-back matches in the AFC Champions League.

To fortify the chance to defend the league title, they signed with Thai left-back Theerathon Bunmathan, who played for Yokohama F Marinos on loan from Muangthong United last season.

At the moment, he is one of the best defenders in the J1 League, and he is also the first Southeast Asian player who won the Japanese league title. Moreover, Theerathon is not the only impressive player in Yokohama F Marinos squad.

Plus the advantage to play at the International Stadium Yokohama in the opening game of the 2020 season, Yokohama F Marinos has all the conditions to win the match.

Under the guidance of manager Ange Postecoglou, who also coached the Australian national football team in the past, they are willing to beat any teams this season.

Compared to Yokohama F Marinos, the preparation of Gamba Osaka ahead of the 2020 season was not as good as they expected.

Last week, they just lost Kashiwa Reysol in the first game of the J-League Cup despite playing at the home venue. As a result, when they have to travel to play the next game, the chance for them to win is very small.

Yokohama F Marinos vs Gamba Osaka potential lineups:

Yokohama F Marinos: Park Iru Gyu, Norimichi Yamamoto, Thiago Martins, Theerathon Bunmathan, Ryo Takano, Takahiro Ogihara, Yuuki Otsu, Takuya Kida, Marcos Junior, Erik, Edigar Junio.

Gamba Osaka: Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kim Young Gwon, Shunya Suganuma, Hiroki Fujiharu, Genta Miura, Yasuhito Endo, Kosuke Onose, Shu Kurata, Ademilson, David Concha, Patric.

Yokohama F Marinos vs Gamba Osaka score predictions: 2-0