Kashima Antlers earned a 3-2 win at Albirex Niigata last Saturday. With the early comeback of scoring ace Davi, Kashima are going to stick with their offensive approach despite new striker Dinei has picked up a season-ending injury. Kashima boss Toninho Cerez is renowned for his “All-out-attack” playing style. They have been held to goalless for once only this season. Shimizu S-Pulse, who finished the 1st stage at the bottom of the table, were thrashed 5-0 at home by Vissel Kobe last Saturday. Their already-fragile defence was dealt another blow as centre half Dejan Jankovic has been called up to Canada’s Gold Cup squad. They have acquired Jong Tae Se but I don’t think the North Korean striker can turn things around immediately. I reckon Kashima Antlers can win this match and over 3.5 goals.
- PickKashima Antlers win & over 3.5
- Odds+175 Bet365
- Match result0-0 (-10.00)