Gamba host promotion rivals Yokohama FC with the teams evenly matched in the table.

There are no fresh injury concerns so Gamba will be confident of a win but Yokohama will be no pushovers and will bring a familiar face with them to Banpaku.


Shoki Hirai will be hoping that his brace last week has earned him the chance to make his first home start since 2011 despite the likely return of Leandro and Akihiro Ienaga. Takahiro Futagawa will likewise be hopeful that his expert performance will have given his manager a good headache.

Kenta Hasegawa will have a headache of a different kind when Gamba visit Kumamoto in midweek without Yasuhito Endo and Yasuyuki Konno

Gamba Youth have discovered their schedule for the 2013 Premier League.

Gamba’s second home match of the season will see them face Yokohama FC for only the third time in the league.

Yasuhito Endo and Yasuyuki Konno have been named in the Japan squad to face Canada and Jordan.

Gamba brushed aside J.League newcomers V-Varen Nagasaki but it was far from a perfect performance.