Oita Trinita vs Kashima Antlers
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Oita Bank Dome (Oita).
Even when residing at the ultimate bottom of the table, Kashima Antlers still have their hopes high to catch the host off guard in the encounter at Oita Bank Dome.
Oita Trinita vs Kashima Antlers Match preview
Oita has been winless in their last four fixtures in the campaign and has lost the last three clashes in the league with a clean sheet in one defeat.
Their previous encounter was on the road and they lost to Shimizu S-Pulse with a 4-2 scoreline.
Apart from their win in the opening home match, the host has been winless for the past two attempts at home in the league this season.
Kashima has been winless in their last five fixtures on the road and has scored only one goal that came in one of the tours this season.
The visitor will rely on their h2h history with Oita. Besides, two of their recent three fixtures saw them staying unbeaten in the fixtures after four consecutive losses.
They will visit on the back of a 2-2 draw at home against FC Tokyo in their previous league clash.
Oita Trinita vs Kashima Antlers Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the event of their latest meeting in the J1 League, Oita hosted Kashima in August 2019. The Antlers won the match on the road with a 0-1 scoreline.
- They have met only five times in the last decade. The Antlers have four wins in it and Oita has just one win and none of their clashes in that period ended in a draw.
- An average of 2.9 goals has been slotted in by both teams compared since 2013. The host has averaged 1.0 goal, and the visitor has averaged 1.9 goals in that period.
- The Antlers have recorded nine of their last ten overall wins and the host is yet to win at home in any major competitions since their 2006 win in J1 League.
Oita Trinita vs Kashima Antlers Prediction
It has not been a smooth ride for either team since early in the league this season. Based on their last season performance, the visitor is likely to be the favorite to make a comeback out of the two sides.
Even though Oita Trinita has a better record at home in the league, they haven’t been successful against the Antlers in their h2h meetings as the host.
Despite being at the ultimate bottom of the table, Kashima will have their best shot at making a comeback and since it is not sure as to how strong a comeback it will be, a draw no bet will be better.
At 1.50 odds, the draw no bet over Kashima will be a suitable option to yield decent returns. Besides, the best bet for the punters will be the tip for over 1.5 goals at 1.40 odds.
Oita Trinita vs Kashima Antlers Betting tips
Draw no bet: Kashima Antlers @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).