Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Kashima Antlers:
With just 3 wins in their last 8 matches Sanfrecce’s form have dipped a bit lately and their what seemed like a safe lead at the top of the table have now shrunk to only 6 points, and can further shrink to 3 points if Kawasaki win their game in hand.
Kashima ion ther hand are picking up a decent amount of points in the league, and they also took a very strong and convinving 2-0 win at home vs Tianjin in ACL midweek so they should be brimming with confidence here.
They might be suffering from tired legs, but on the other hand they will be brimming with confidence and it’s worth to take a 1×2 at 3,69 here considering Hiroshima’s poor(er) form of late.
Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
33Wada – 4Mizumoto –2Nogami – 19Sasaki
30Shibasaki – 6Aoyama(I) –15Inagaki – 18Kashiwa
20Watari – 39Patrick(I)
MF Kawamura (S/R)
MF Morishima (S/R)
MF Morisaki (S/R)
Kashima Expected Starting Lineup:
1Kwoun Sun Tae
22Nishi– 39Inukai – 5Jung – 16Yamamoto
25Endo – 20Misao – 4Leo Silva – 32Anzai
8Doi* – 9Suzuki
DF Oda (S/R)
DF Shoji (I)
DF Ito (S/R)
AM Leandro (R/I)
FW Abe (S/R)
FW Serginho (R)
Prediction: 2-1 or 1-2
Kashima 1×2 @ 3,69 (40 units)