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The J1 League tie at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium on Friday will see home side Kawasaki Frontale facing opposition in the form of Kashima Antlers.
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Kawasaki Frontale enter this fixture after a 3-3 J1 League drawn result versus Kyoto Sanga.
In that match, Kawasaki Frontale managed 66% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Kawasaki Frontale, the goals were scored by Taisei Miyashiro (19'), Yū Kobayashi (45') and Yasuto Wakizaka (91'). At the other end, Kyoto Sanga had 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Shinnosuke Fukuda (6') and Yuta Toyokawa (42', 45') scored for Kyoto Sanga.
Fixtures featuring Kawasaki Frontale have tended to be entertaining affairs lately with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 27 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 17 of these accredited to Kawasaki Frontale. Still, time will tell whether the trend shall persist in this game or not.
Their past results show that Kawasaki Frontale:
- have not been beaten in the league by Kashima Antlers in their last 15 games. A very long run.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Last time out, Kashima Antlers drew 1-1 in the J1 League tie with Kashiwa Reysol.
In that match, Kashima Antlers managed 54% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Kashima Antlers was Diego Pituca (87'). At the other end, Kashiwa Reysol got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Mao Hosoya (77') was the scorer for Kashiwa Reysol.
It is worth noting that Kashima Antlers have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six encounters, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, Antlers have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Kashima Antlers:
- have not beaten Kawasaki Frontale when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results stretching back to 14/11/2020 shows that these encounters have not been fruitful for Kashima Antlers. They’ve not been able to register any victories at all while Kawasaki Frontale have just been stronger than them, running out winners in 83 per cent of those matches.
A combined total of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 of them for Frontale and 5 coming from Antlers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league contest between these clubs was J1 League match day 2 on 25/02/2023 when the final score was Kashima Antlers 1-2 Kawasaki Frontale.
In that match, Kashima Antlers managed 25% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Kei Chinen (5').
Kawasaki Frontale had 16 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Shin Yamada (89') and Akihiro Ienaga (101') scored.
The referee was Yuichi Nishimura.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Asahi Sasaki (Hamstring injury), Ryota Oshima (Calf strain) and Shintaro Kurumaya (Broken tibia) won’t be playing for Kawasaki Frontale boss Tōru Oniki.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers manager Daiki Iwamasa has multiple availability issues to deal with. Eui-jeong Park (Broken finger) and Gaku Shibasaki (Hamstring injury) will miss out on this game.
Our feeling is that Kashima Antlers will have to perform well to score against this Kawasaki Frontale side who we reckon should just have the edge.
We therefore see a 1-0 advantage for Kawasaki Frontale when the full-time whistle blows.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (26,827)
Captain: Kento Tachibanada
Chairman: Yoshihiro Warashina
Manager: Tōru Oniki
Competitions: J1 League position 9, AFC Champions League (Group I)
⭐ Key Player: Yusuke Segawa
Typically taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Yusuke Segawa was born in Tokyo, Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Thespa Kusatsu in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the J1 League 2023 season to date in 26 appearances.