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The J1 League clash at Sapporo Dome on Sunday sees home team Consadole Sapporo play Kashima Antlers.
All Consadole Sapporo v Kashima Antlers match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Consadole Sapporo will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-1 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Tokyo.
In that game, Consadole Sapporo managed 65% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Consadole Sapporo was Anderson Lopes (83'). FC Tokyo got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Diego Oliveira (61', 69') scored for FC Tokyo.
It has been seldom in recent times where Consadole Sapporo have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Consa have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals in the process.
Coming into this clash, Consadole Sapporo have not lost a league tie with Kashima Antlers in their previous 3 games.
Kashima Antlers go into this match following on from a 2-1 J1 League win to defeat Kashiwa Reysol in their most recent match.
In that game, Kashima Antlers managed 58% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Kashima Antlers, the goals were scored by Ayase Ueda (63') and Ryōhei Shirasaki (88'). At the other end, Kashiwa Reysol had 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Hayato Nakama (65') scored for Kashiwa Reysol.
The stats don’t lie, and Kashima Antlers have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals overall. Defensively, Antlers could really do with shoring things up. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be continued on here.
Ahead of this clash, Kashima Antlers haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 31/03/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Consadole Sapporo winning 2 of those games, Kashima Antlers 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
11 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 of them for Consa and 6 created by Antlers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The last league clash between these sides was J1 League match day 23 on 18/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Consadole Sapporo 1-0 Kashima Antlers.
The referee was Hiroyuki Kimura.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Douglas (Torn Muscle Fibre), Kojiro Nakano (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Takuma Arano (Torn Ankle Ligament) will not be able to play for HC Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović. Min-tae Kim cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
Antlers manager Antônio Zago has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ryuji Izumi (torn tendon) and Taiki Yamada (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
When taking all factors into account, Kashima Antlers and Consadole Sapporo should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Yoshikadu Nonomura
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 13
⭐ Star Man: Takuro Kaneko
Mostly played in the position, Takuro Kaneko was born in Japan. After having played his first senior match for Consadole Sapporo in the 2019 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season to date in 7 appearances.