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Kashima Antlers line up against away team FC Tokyo at Kashima Soccer Stadium in the J1 League tie on Sunday.
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Kashima Antlers will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-3 J1 League triumph over Yokohama FC.
In that match, Kashima Antlers had 52% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Kashima Antlers, the scorers were Ryōhei Shirasaki (12'), Shoma Doi (45') and Koki Machida (80'). At the other end, Yokohama FC got 8 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Kashima Antlers haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 10 during that time while also conceding a total of 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Kashima Antlers:
- have not lost a league tie with FC Tokyo in their last 3 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Yokohama F. Marinos in J1 League competition, FC Tokyo will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, FC Tokyo had 40% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. Yokohama F. Marinos got 19 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Ado Onaiwu (8', 52', 61') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Tokyo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 11 goals in total. Defensively, FC Tokyo have been far from perfect. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, FC Tokyo:
- have not won against Kashima Antlers in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league games. A poor run.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 11/04/2018 shows that Kashima Antlers have won 2 of these games & FC Tokyo 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 19 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Antlers and 10 netted by FC Tokyo. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 26 on 26/08/2020 when it finished FC Tokyo 1-2 Kashima Antlers.
The match was refereed by Hiroyuki Kimura.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
Ayase Ueda (Arm Injury), Ryuji Izumi (torn tendon) and Taiki Yamada (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Antlers gaffer Antônio Zago.
Team News: FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo boss Kenta Hasegawa has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Akihiro Hayashi (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Ryoma Watanabe (Metatarsal Fracture), Hotaka Nakamura (Meniscus Damage) and Kazuya Konno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
In this match, FC Tokyo would be disappointed if they were not to put a goal past this Kashima Antlers side, but that might not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 win for Kashima Antlers after the 90. It should be a decent one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium (38,669)
Captain: Kento Misao
Chairman: Fumiaki Koizumi
Manager: Antônio Zago
Competitions: J1 League position 10
🔑 Key Player: Ayase Ueda
Typically played in the Striker position, Ayase Ueda was born in Mito, Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Kashima Antlers in the 2019 season, the talented Forward has managed 3 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.