Persepolis vs Kashima Antlers
AFC Champions League
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Azadi Stadium (Tehran).
The current runners-up in the Japanese league are traveling to Iran with a chance to win the title. A draw I enough for them, having a 2 goal lead already from the first leg.
The Iranian champions are winless in 3 games on the trot in all competitions. In the last 6 matches they played, the Red Army has 2 wins and 1 defeat.
But at home, they are unbeaten for 12 games consecutively and 6 of their last 10 home games had a score of over 2.5 goals at the final whistle. They have never lost in their domestic league this season and has 4 wins and 5 draws in their 9 league games.
The Iranians tend to draw more games as it is clear from their current league season.
The Antlers will be high on confidence coming into this match knowing they have already beaten this opposition. The team managed by Go Oiwa are currently on a 3 game winning streak in all competitions. But their domestic title hopes are already over, being third there is no chance they will win it.
They have an average away record, with 3 wins and a defeat in last 6 games on the road. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total on the previous 5 away matches they took part in.
The hosts are strong at home and they will have to come out all guns blazing to overcome a 2 goal deficit and also prevent the away side to score. But the visitors are favorites in this second leg of the final.
Persepolis vs Kashima Antlers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The only h2h they played before was the reverse fixture which the Japanese side won 2-0 at home.
Persepolis vs Kashima Antlers: Prediction
The home side has been undefeated at home this season. But the visitors are one of the best teams in the continent playing the FIFA Club World Cup final last year against Real Madrid.
Even though it was lost, they showed the world they can upset giants. Since the Iranian side has home advantage and tends to draw more games, we can place a bet on a Double Chance for the game being a draw in normal time or Kashima winning it and being the champions with 1.53 odd.
The hosts have never failed to score a goal in 9 of their last 10 matches and all but one game in the entire home season. So we can expect goals from them. The same trend is followed by the away side in the last 10 games on the road. So with Kashima already breaking this opposition’s defense, we can bet on both the teams to score with 1.83 odd.
Persepolis vs Kashima Antlers: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Kashima to win or a Draw @ 1.53 (6/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.83 (5/6).