J.League 1 R5 – Kashima vs Nagoya Preview

Kashima Antlers – Nagoya Grampus: Kashima Expected Starting Lineup: 4-4-2: 1Kwoun Sun-Tae(I) 17Hirato*– 28Machida* – 39Inukai – 22Anzai* 8Doi – 6Nagaki* – 4Leo Silva – 11Leandro 18Serginho – 15Ito* Injuries/Suspension: DF Ito (S/R) DF Oda (S/R) DF Yamamoto (R) DF Sasaki (S/R) DF Jung (R) DF Uchida (R) MF Nakamura (S/R) FW Suzuki (R/I) Team…

J.League 1 R5 – Iwata vs Kashima Preview

Jubilo Iwata – Kashima Antlers: Iwata are yet to win a match this season which is very alarming considering they’ve only met weak teams.  Together with Vegalta Sendai they look like the early favorite for relegation and I will be surprised if they can get away with anything here vs Kashima. Kashima lost the 1st…

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…

ACL 2019 MD2 – Tuesday’s Previews

Shandong Luneng – Kashima Antlers: Kashima are sending their best possible squad to China for this match and they won’t be making too many changes from their usual lineup. They got some injury problems but they can still field a very strong squad for this match. I don’t rate Shandong that high and think Kashima…

J.League 1 R3 – Kashima vs Shonan Preview

Kashima Antlers – Shonan Bellmare: Not the best start for Kashima to the season with a surprising 1-2 loss vs Oita in R1 and a sub-par performance in the 1-1 draw away vs Kawasaki in R2 so they still seem to be some way off their optimal form.  They could only beat Malaysian side Johor…

ACL 2019 MD1 – Tuesday’s Previews

Melbourne Victory – Daegu FC: Melbourne Victory are in poor form in the league but I still think they should be considered favorites for the win here.  They have a very good home-record in ACL and it’s also an advantage that they are mid-season while Daegu only just started their 2019-campaign. Victory’s record vs Korean…

J1 R2 – Kawasaki vs Kashima Preview

Kawasaki Frontale – Kashima Antlers: Kawasaki could only manage a 0-0 draw vs Tokyo at home in their season-opener which was a bit disappointing and in fact Tokyo were probably closer to a win that they were.  Kashima was even more disappointing as they lost 1-2 (deservedly) at home vs newly promoted Oita in what…

J1 R1 – Kashima vs Oita Preview

Kashima Antlers – Oita Trinita: Oita are back in J1 for the first time since 2013, and they couldn’t have asked for a more difficult start.  Kashima away is a tough as it gets, and I cant really see them have much chance here. They are the inferior team here in every single way even…