Kawasaki Frontale vs. Kashima Antlers
Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki, Japan.
24.11.23 at 13:00
Kawasaki Frontale will welcome Kashima Antlers to the Todoroki Athletics Stadium in the 33rd round of the J1 League.
The home side has gone two matches without a win in the league, recording two draws against Kashiwa Reysol and Kyoto Sanga. However, they'll be hopeful of a favorable outcome in this one as they take on a side they have maintained overt superiority over in past meetings.
Let's have a look at the latest J1 League predictions between Kawasaki Frontale vs. Kashima Antlers, probable lineups, match facts and betting odds for you to consider!
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When playing outside the league, Kawasaki Frontale have established themselves as juggernauts of Asia courtesy of a dazzling four-match winning streak in the prestigious AFC Champions League group stage. However, replicating the same energy in the league has been a hassle as they have found gunning for triumphs elusive, with their last match against Kyoto Sanga before the international hiatus resulting in a nail-biting 3-3 draw at home, creating a two-match winless hiccup since a 4-2 win over Avispa Fukuoka on October 20th.
Despite this, fate and fortune lurk in the corner, ready to extend a helping hand to Kawasaki Frontale in search of a rebound. However, confidence should already be high as they get to face a side they have not lost to in six home matches, recording five wins and a draw. Given that they are currently undefeated in two home matches, this puts them in pole position for a comfortable win.
With 44 points collected in 32 matches played, Kawasaki Frontale sits ninth in the J1 League standings, three points ahead of tenth-placed Albirex Niigata and eight points behind an AFC Champions League qualifier spot.
Probable Starting XI
S. Jung; M. Yamane, Jesiel, K. Takai, Y. Segawa; Y. Wakizaka, J. Schmidt, K. Tachibanada; Y. Kobayashi, B. Gomis, T. Miyashiro
Kashima Antlers have been plagued with inconsistency in the league as they remain winless in five matches. Their last match against Kashiwa Reysol before the international hiatus saw them salvage a point in a 1-1 draw, courtesy of a Diego Pituca penalty in the latter stages.
Away from home, they haven't had memorable moments, as a four-match winless run where two losses and two draws were recorded sees them with insufficient confidence as they set foot at a venue that has been a theater of nightmares, and nothing much can be expected from them in this one other than a convincing defeat.
With 49 points collected from 32 matches played, Kashima Antlers sit sixth in the J1 League standings, level on points with seventh-placed Cerezo Osaka and five points behind third-placed Urawa Red Diamonds.
Probable Starting XI
T. Hayakawa; R. Hirose, N. Ueda, I. Sekigawa, K. Anzai; Y. Higuchi, K. Sano, D. Pituca, H. Nakama; Y. Kakita, Y. Suzuki
- Kawasaki Frontale are unbeaten in seven matches across all competitions.
- Kashima Antlers have not scored more than two goals in six consecutive J1 League matches.
- Kawasaki Frontale averages 1.63 goals per game when playing at home, and Kashima Antlers averages 1.25 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 52 meetings, Kawasaki Frontale have won 28 times, Kashima Antlers have won 13 times, and there have been 11 draws, with the goal difference being 91-70 in favor of Kawasaki Frontale.
Expert Betting Tips
Kawasaki Frontale boast an impressive record over their opponents in this impending encounter and are expected to secure a comfortable win in front of their fans, a feat that appears achievable having won six matches on the trot.
However, this time around we'll be heading for the goals market, and we anticipate the total to exceed over 1.5 goals in the second half given that this has been the trend in five of their last eight meetings.
- Total (2 Half) - Over 1.5 for 2.03
- W1 for 1.97
- Corners - Over 9 for 1.90