Can Kashima Antlers beat Shimizu S-Pulse in Kashima Soccer Stadium clash?

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 06:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kashima Soccer Stadium (40728 seats)

It's ground zero in J-League - the first game of the season. Read the full preview and see how Kashima Antlers and Shimizu S-Pulse did in their pre-season friendlies!

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Kashima Antlers form and stats

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Nabisco Cup game versus Sagan Tosu in only four days. This game is also played here at Kashima Soccer Stadium.

Last season, Kashima Antlers's league statistics were 18 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses, resulting in a 5th position in the J-League. Over these 34 matches they scored 55 goals and conceded 44. Playing at home last season Kashima Antlers managed 8-5-4 (win-draw-lost) with 27 goals and 22 conceded.

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Shimizu S-Pulse form and stats

The schedule is very tough for Shimizu now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Nabisco Cup game at Sanfrecce Hiroshima is waiting in only four days.

Let's have a look at how Shimizu S-Pulse performed last season in the J-League: They landed a 16th position in the league table after playing out 7 victories, 7 draws and 20 defeats. In total they scored 48 and conceded 70 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 3 - drew 4 and lost 10 with 16/35 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: eight wins for Kashima Antlers, two draws and zero wins for Shimizu S-Pulse. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Kashima Antlers missing players

Shimizu S-Pulse missing players

Kashima Antlers Shimizu S-Pulse
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Kashima Antlers Last season Shimizu S-Pulse
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
18 8   Won W   3 7
5 5   Drew D   4 7
11 4   Lost L   10 20
55 27   Scored S   16 48
44 22   Conceded C   35 70
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   88% 94%
82% 88%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   88% 94%
53% 41%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   59% 74%
35% 35%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   41% 50%
18% 18%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   18% 24%
56% 53%   BTTS BTTS   53% 76%
18% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   24% 12%
26% 18%   Failed to Score F T   35% 18%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.4 1.3   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.2 1.2
2 2   Red cards R C   1 1
 
13.1 13.7   Shots (avg) S (   9.6 11.1
5 5.5   Shots on Target (avg) S O   3.4 4.2
33% 29%   Goal Efficiency G E   28% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Avispa Fukuoka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cerezo Osaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Consadole Sapporo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Gamba Osaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kashima Antlers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Kashiwa Reysol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kawasaki Frontale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Nagoya Grampus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oita Trinita 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sagan Tosu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Shimizu S-Pulse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Shonan Bellmare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Tokushima Vortis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Tokyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Urawa Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Vegalta Sendai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Vissel Kobe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Yokohama F. Marinos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season 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 34 26 5 3 88 31 17 15 1 1 48 15 17 11 4 2 40 16 57 83
2 Gamba Osaka 34 20 5 9 46 42 17 8 2 7 19 23 17 12 3 2 27 19 4 65
3 Nagoya Grampus 34 19 6 9 45 28 17 12 3 2 28 12 17 7 3 7 17 16 17 63
4 Cerezo Osaka 34 18 6 10 46 37 17 8 4 5 20 13 17 10 2 5 26 24 9 60
5 Kashima Antlers 34 18 5 11 55 44 17 8 5 4 27 22 17 10 0 7 28 22 11 59
6 Tokyo 34 17 6 11 47 42 17 10 0 7 23 22 17 7 6 4 24 20 5 57
7 Kashiwa Reysol 34 15 7 12 60 46 17 5 4 8 30 30 17 10 3 4 30 16 14 52
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 13 9 12 46 37 17 7 5 5 29 20 17 6 4 7 17 17 9 48
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 14 5 15 69 59 17 9 2 6 42 26 17 5 3 9 27 33 10 47
10 Urawa Reds 34 13 7 14 43 56 17 5 4 8 18 22 17 8 3 6 25 34 -13 46
11 Oita Trinita 34 11 10 13 36 45 17 5 5 7 12 19 17 6 5 6 24 26 -9 43
12 Consadole Sapporo 34 10 9 15 47 58 17 5 5 7 27 29 17 5 4 8 20 29 -11 39
13 Sagan Tosu 34 7 15 12 37 43 17 3 7 7 17 20 17 4 8 5 20 23 -6 36
14 Vissel Kobe 34 9 9 16 50 59 17 4 5 8 25 30 17 5 4 8 25 29 -9 36
15 Yokohama 34 9 6 19 38 60 17 6 2 9 22 32 17 3 4 10 16 28 -22 33
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 7 7 20 48 70 17 4 3 10 32 35 17 3 4 10 16 35 -22 28
17 Vegalta Sendai 34 6 10 18 36 61 17 0 7 10 14 32 17 6 3 8 22 29 -25 28
18 Shonan Bellmare 34 6 9 19 29 48 17 4 4 9 12 19 17 2 5 10 17 29 -19 27