Kashima Antlers vs Cerezo Osaka
Japan – J. League
Date: Friday, 14th June 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: Kashima Soccer Stadium (Kashima).
Kashima is facing a dip in their form, and their run to the top of the table has been affected a bit. They still do have a chance to make it, as they trail by just three points behind the second spot in the table.
But the home advantage might play a big role in this tie, as the team seems to have an ability to perform big once in front of their home crowd.
Osaka is experiencing a high tide right now and won four of their last five games. They could derive a lot of confidence from the fact that they are the only team to inflict a loss upon Tokyo, the absolute best in the league.
The last day despite being on the road the team delivered another loss, to Sagan Tosu, to keep the momentum going.
Kashima Antlers vs Cerezo Osaka Head-to-head (h2h)
- Kashima won the last three games in a row.
- The last four matches had under 2.5 goals.
- The last eight meetings at this venue had six home wins.
- Only five goals have been scored in total at this stadium from the last four encounters combined.
Kashima Antlers vs Cerezo Osaka Prediction
Kashima could not record wins in their last two games, and likely their top-most tier chances have been affected. With them having the home advantage this match-day, we can count on them to come out guns blazing to take the game by the scruff.
At home, the team won seven of their last eight ties, and the only one where they missed the mark was in the AFC Champions League. Moreover, they recorded a 10-1 combined scoreline from the last three such ties combined.
Importantly, Kashima won the last three h2h encounters in a row and recorded six wins from the last eight meetings at this stadium. As such, expect the Antlers to record a win, but to be on the safe side, we’ll go with DNB.
The reason being, the form of Osaka. They are going through a good stretch of games, and it’d be difficult to post a huge scoreline against them. Moreover, the last four h2h matches had under 2.5 goals, and the last four at this venue had five goals in total.
Rightfully expect the tie to be a low goal-scoring affair.
Kashima Antlers vs Cerezo Osaka Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Kashima Antlers @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).