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Kashima Antlers are going up against visiting team Sagan Tosu at Kashima Soccer Stadium in this J1 League match on Saturday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Kashima Antlers v Sagan Tosu can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Kashima Antlers, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-4 J1 League success vs Oita Trinita.
For Kashima Antlers, goals were scored by Everaldo Stum (15', 40', 55') and Sho Ito (95'). Yuya Takazawa (5') scored for Oita Trinita.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Kashima Antlers haven’t conceded. In fact, Antlers have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process. Nonetheless, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will be maintained in this upcoming match.
Going into this encounter, Kashima Antlers have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Sagan Tosu go into this clash following a 2-3 J1 League win with the downing of FC Tokyo in their previous match.
For Sagan Tosu, the scorers were Kaisei Ishii (29'), Ryoya Morishita (43'), Dong-Geon Cho (56') and Teruki Hara (86' Own goal). Leandro (39') scored for FC Tokyo.
In 5 of the past six clashes involving Sagan Tosu, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell works out to a paltry 1.83, with the average goals for Sagan Tosu standing at 0.83.
Ahead of this meeting, Sagan Tosu have not registered a win against Kashima Antlers when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not good at all.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/04/2017 shows that Kashima Antlers have won 3 of them and Sagan Tosu 2, with the number of draws being 1.
9 goals were produced between them in these games, with 5 from Antlers and 4 being from Sagan Tosu. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league game featuring the two was J1 League match day 20 on 20/07/2019 and the score finished Kashima Antlers 2-1 Sagan Tosu.
The match was refereed by Masaaki Iemoto.
Team News: Kashima Antlers
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Kashima Antlers boss Antônio Zago to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Ayase Ueda (Ankle Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Sagan Tosu
Owing to a fully healthy group available for selection, Sagan Tosu manager Myung-Hwi Kim does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
In this match, Kashima Antlers are likely to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Sagan Tosu may well struggle to score themselves although we do reckon that they could well end up seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re tipping a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Kashima Antlers at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium (38,669)
Captain: Atsuto Uchida
Chairman: Fumiaki Koizumi
Manager: Antônio Zago
Competitions: J1 League position 12
🔑 Star Player: Everaldo Stum
Usually playing in the Striker position, Everaldo Stum was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Grêmio in the 2011 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in this J1 League 2020 season to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.