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Cerezo Osaka are going up against away side Kashima Antlers at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in the J1 League match on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Cerezo Osaka v Kashima Antlers (plus the best game odds).
Cerezo Osaka are hoping to win again following the 0-1 J1 League success over Vissel Kobe.
The only player to score from Cerezo Osaka was Yōichirō Kakitani (63').
Cerezo Osaka have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 12 during that period while also conceding a total of 3. Nonetheless, time will tell whether the trend shall persist here in this game.
Their previous form shows that Cerezo Osaka:
- are winless against Kashima Antlers in their last 5 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Kashima Antlers will come into the encounter after a 1-2 J1 League win against Shimizu S-Pulse in their most recent match.
For Kashima Antlers, the scorers were Everaldo Stum (29') and Shoma Doi (32'). Teerasil Dangda (79') scored for Shimizu S-Pulse.
The stats tell the story, and Kashima Antlers have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in total. At the back, Antlers have been far from perfect.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Kashima Antlers:
- haven't been beaten by Cerezo Osaka when they've played them away from home in the last 7 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 08/04/2017 shows us that Cerezo Osaka have won 1 of them & Kashima Antlers 5, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A total of 8 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 1 for Sakura and 7 for Antlers. That’s an average goals per game of 1.33.
The last league fixture featuring the two was J1 League match day 28 on 06/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Cerezo Osaka 0-1 Kashima Antlers.
The match was refereed by Nobutsugu Murakami.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Cerezo Osaka boss Miguel Lotina to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Yuta Toyokawa (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
In an otherwise available squad, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Kashima Antlers manager Antônio Zago to be concerned with. Rikuto Hirose (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, Kashima Antlers and Cerezo Osaka could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore tipping a close game with a score draw at the end of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadium Nagai (47,853)
Captain: Hiroshi Kiyotake
Chairman: Hiroaki Morishima
Manager: Miguel Lotina
Competitions: J1 League position 2
🔑 Key Man: Bruno Mendes
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Bruno Mendes was born in Cruzeiro, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Botafogo in the 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 4 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign to date from a total of 9 appearances.