J.League 1 R4 – Consadole vs Kashima Preview

Consadole Sapporo – Kashima Antlers:

Consadole with another impressive win last round at home vs Shimizu and they have so far been one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the league.  The 2 new strikers Suzuki and Anderson actually seems to be an upgrade to their attack compared to last year as they add speed in addition to strength.

Kashima took their first win in the league last round at home vs Shonan (1-0) but haven’t looked their best so far and are probably not happy with how the season have started for them. That’s most likely related to their tough schedule and they also seem to be taking ACL seriously and fielded a very strong squad in their away-match in China midweek.

That should be an advantage for Consadole here as all the recent travelling for Kashima is likely to effect their players, and I think there’s good chances of a home-win here. However, Consadole have never beaten Kashima before in 9 previous meetings and they’ve lost 7 out of them.

Consadole Expected Starting Lineup:
3-4-2-1:
25Gu
3Shindo – 10Miyazawa(I) – 5Fukumori
7Lukas – 8Fukai – 27Arano – 4Suga
18Chanathip(K) – 11Anderson
9Suzuki

Injuries/Suspension:
MF Komai (R)
MF Nakahara (S/R)
FW Jay (S/R)

Team Strength:
96%

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Prediction: 2-1 or 2-0

Odds Info:

Kashima Expected Starting Lineup:
4-4-2:
1Kwoun Sun-Tae(I)
2Uchida– Jung – 39Inukai – 22Anzai*
8Doi – 6Nagaki* – 4Leo Silva – 10Abe
18Serginho – 15Ito*

Injuries/Suspension:
DF Ito (S/R)
DF Oda (S/R)
DF Yamamoto (R)
DF Sasaki (S/R)
MF Nakamura (S/R)
FW Suzuki (R/I)

Team Strength:
90%

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Prediction: 2-1 or 2-0

Not much value here but I fancy Consadole DNB @1,95 (10 units) due to Kashima’s tough schedule lately. The totals looks more or less correct.

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