J-League statistics and guide: Kashima Antlers small favoured to get the better of Sagan Tosu

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kashima Soccer Stadium (40728 seats)

Kashima Antlers get everything set for this after their 0-0 result versus Oita Trinita, a game they learned a lot from. How will this affect the battle against Sagan Tosu?

Insights:
  • Kashima Antlers have the most matches over the total-line (22) in J-League
  • Kashima Antlers have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Sagan Tosu have scored away.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Sagan Tosu, who are travelling more than 1200 kilometers to play this game.

Kashima are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. For Sagan most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

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Kashima Antlers form and stats

Kashima Antlers have collected 31 points from their J-League home games so far after 9-4-5.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Kashima, as their goalkeeper Sun-Tae Kwoun has completely shut out the opponents for 236 minutes in the J-League.

The spoils were shared in Kashima's previous game, also at home. Visiting Oita Trinita (placed 18th) travelled back with a draw after a 0-0 scoreline. Diego Pituca (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.61/10. Pituca hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times and had 49 successful passes (of 61 total).

Ahead of that match, Kashima won a home game hosting Urawa Reds (1-0).

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Kashima Antlers have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found eleven games) they have won five times, drawn three and lost three.

A decent goal production from Kashima in their home games so far, with 31 goals from 18 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Kashima Antlers have conceded 20 in these home matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Sagan Tosu form and stats

As the visiting team in J-League matches, Sagan Tosu have produced an overall stat of 5-6-7 so far.

Sagan go into this game after a win, the home game against Consadole Sapporo that ended 1-0. Yuta Higuchi got a match rating of 8.35 in that game, top player of the team. Higuchi scored one goal, hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times.

That result followed a home victory 3-1 versus Kawasaki Frontale.

Sagan are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, five draws and two defeats. From a total of ten matches.

The visitors have scored 13 goals from 18 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 19 goals have been conceded by Sagan in these games.

Head 2 Head

Sagan Tosu - Kashima 2-1 was the score in these participants' last head-to-head match, earlier this season. Previous ten meetings involving these sides: Kashima won five, Sagan Tosu triumphed in three and we saw two draws. four games with over 2,5 goals, six matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

KashimaA. Ueda
A. Ueda
13 goals
Kashima AntlersR. Araki
R. Araki
10 goals
Sagan TosuK. Yamashita
K. Yamashita
9 goals

Kashima Antlers missing players

Sagan Tosu missing players

Kashima Antlers Sagan Tosu
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
36 18 6 Played P 5 18 36
19 9 4 Won W 1 5 16
6 4 1 Drew D 1 6 11
11 5 1 Lost L 3 7 9
60 31 12 Scored S 4 13 43
36 20 5 Conceded C 7 19 32
94% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 83% 83%
75% 78% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 56% 61%
61% 61% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 33% 39%
22% 28% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 6% 17%
6% 6% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 6%
53% 56% 33% BTTS BTTS 60% 39% 36%
36% 33% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 28% 42%
17% 17% 17% Failed to Score F T 40% 50% 39%
 
5.7 6.6 6.3 Corners for (avg) C F 1.8 4.1 4
3.9 3.4 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 4.2 3.6 3.8
1.2 1.3 0.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.1 1
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
12.5 14.8 16 Shots (avg) S ( 8.6 8.6 9.8
5.2 5.6 6.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.4 3 3.7
32% 31% 32% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 24% 33%
 
6.5 5.8 5.5 Shots against (avg) S A 10.6 8.8 9.3
3.1 2.9 2.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.2 3.6 3.6
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Kashima Antlers have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Sagan Tosu have scored away.
  • Kashima Antlers have the most matches over the total-line (22) in J-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Kawasaki Frontale 36 27 7 2 76 26 18 15 3 0 35 13 18 12 4 2 41 13 50 88
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 36 23 6 7 79 34 18 13 3 2 45 11 18 10 3 5 34 23 45 75
3 Vissel Kobe 36 20 10 6 60 34 18 11 4 3 31 12 18 9 6 3 29 22 26 70
4 Nagoya Grampus 36 19 8 9 43 28 18 11 3 4 22 13 18 8 5 5 21 15 15 65
5 Kashima Antlers 36 19 6 11 60 36 18 9 4 5 31 20 18 10 2 6 29 16 24 63
6 Urawa Reds 36 18 8 10 45 37 18 12 4 2 28 16 18 6 4 8 17 21 8 62
7 Sagan Tosu 36 16 11 9 43 32 18 11 5 2 30 13 18 5 6 7 13 19 11 59
8 Avispa Fukuoka 36 14 10 12 40 35 18 10 2 6 24 16 18 4 8 6 16 19 5 52
9 Tokyo 36 14 7 15 47 52 18 8 2 8 30 26 18 6 5 7 17 26 -5 49
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 36 11 13 12 39 38 18 5 6 7 18 21 18 6 7 5 21 17 1 46
11 Cerezo Osaka 36 12 9 15 44 48 18 7 5 6 24 27 18 5 4 9 20 21 -4 45
12 Consadole Sapporo 36 12 9 15 44 49 18 7 4 7 24 26 18 5 5 8 20 23 -5 45
13 Gamba Osaka 36 12 7 17 32 45 18 5 3 10 17 28 18 7 4 7 15 17 -13 43
14 Kashiwa Reysol 36 12 5 19 34 50 18 6 3 9 19 26 18 6 2 10 15 24 -16 41
15 Shonan Bellmare 36 7 15 14 36 40 18 3 10 5 13 14 18 4 5 9 23 26 -4 36
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 36 8 12 16 34 53 18 4 6 8 15 27 18 4 6 8 19 26 -19 36
17 Tokushima Vortis 36 9 6 21 31 51 18 4 5 9 16 20 18 5 1 12 15 31 -20 33
18 Oita Trinita 36 7 8 21 26 53 18 6 5 7 17 21 18 1 3 14 9 32 -27 29
19 Vegalta Sendai 36 5 12 19 29 59 18 3 6 9 12 22 18 2 6 10 17 37 -30 27
20 Yokohama 36 6 9 21 32 74 18 4 6 8 21 30 18 2 3 13 11 44 -42 27