Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Cerezo Osaka - Kashima Antlers!
The hosts Cerezo Osaka saw competitive action as recent as three days ago, playing in the J-League. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Vissel Kobe.
Cerezo Osaka form and stats
The home supporters can't complain about results here at Yanmar Stadium Nagai as Cerezo Osaka, who have the fewest conceded goals (14) in J-League, have scored 10 goals to get 17 points from 8 games. The overall stats in the J-League are 5-2-1 (wins-draws-losses). The team is able to perform also as the away side, as they are nurturing a very healthy winning streak of six straight victories regardless of arena. There’s a good atmosphere here at Yanmar Stadium Nagai after three straight home wins.
Cerezo enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Vissel Kobe's place. The match ended 1-0 with Y. Kakitani scoring. A strong away win before that one, visiting Yokohama F. Marinos and winning 2-1.
Cerezo Osaka made it very difficult for themselves, when K. Tokura got a red card in the 33rd minute. The match was still a draw at this point. But even with this card, Cerezo won the match 1-0!
Cerezo Osaka are traveling soon after this match as the J-League match at Tokyo awaits in four days.
Cerezo has scored 10 league goals at home this season, in 8 matches. As for guarding their own goal, Cerezo have only let in 3 goals at home.
Kashima Antlers form and stats
5-0-5 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Kashima Antlers in their J-League matches away. Kashima have been producing wins at home as well, producing a total of five victories in a row regardless of arena. Kashima Antlers has been amazing away for a time now, winning four in a row on their travels. The last time they went home with a point loss was against Yokohama.
Two travels in a row for Kashima, whose manager A. Zago could celebrate last time after the J-League win against Shimizu S-Pulse. Before that, Kashima secured a home win against Vegalta Sendai with the score 2-1.
The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Shonan Bellmare in just four days.
Kashima are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 15 times in 10 away games so far. 14 goals have been conceded by Kashima in these games.
Head 2 HeadHead-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - zero - seven (Cerezo Osaka wins - draws - Kashima Antlers wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven had two or less.
Cerezo Osaka missing players
Kashima Antlers missing players
|Cerezo Osaka||Kashima Antlers|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|88%||75%||67%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%||100%|
|71%||62%||67%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||75%||70%||82%|
|47%||25%||33%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||75%||70%||65%|
|12%||0%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||25%||30%||35%|
|6%||0%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||0%||20%||18%|
|47%||75%||67%||Clean Sheets||C S||0%||0%||6%|
|18%||38%||67%||Failed to Score||F T||25%||40%||29%|
|3.7||4.3||4||Corners for (avg)||C F||6||5.8||5.3|
|6.5||6.8||6.5||Corners against (avg)||C A||5.5||4.7||4.5|
|0.6||0.8||1.5||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2||1.9||1.6|
|1||0||0||Red cards||R C||0||0||0|
|133||60||21||Total Shots||T S||37||122||214|
|47||19||5||Shots on Target||S O||15||40||78|
|47%||42%||60%||Goal Efficiency||G E||40%||38%||33%|
- Cerezo Osaka has the fewest conceded goals (14) in J-League
- Cerezo Osaka has the fewest conceded goals (3) at home in J-League
- Cerezo Osaka has the most clean sheets (6) at home in J-League
- Cerezo Osaka has the most clean sheets (8) in J-League
- Cerezo Osaka have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
- Cerezo Osaka is in the best form (6-0-0)
- Kashima Antlers have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
- Kashima Antlers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- Kashima Antlers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
|8||Yokohama F. Marinos||18||7||3||8||34||31||10||5||1||4||22||15||8||2||2||4||12||16||3||24|