Yokohama FC v Kashima Antlers – Betting Preview
Yokohama FC will host away team Kashima Antlers at NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium in the J1 League clash on Saturday.
The home side are 13th on the table with just 1 point from their opening two games, while Kashima Antlers come into this being 7th on the table after winning one and losing one.
It is still early days, where league standing could change in a split of a second! So perhaps the league table will not give the true readings of the team this early on!
Anyway, the following presents the match preview and betting analysis for the game!
Yokohama FC Preview
Following a 2-2 J1 League draw with Shonan Bellmare, Yokohama FC will take the field in this match.
In that game, Yokohama FC had 60% of the possession and 7 of the 18 shots were on goal. Koki Ogawa (1′, 83′) and Takuya Wada (23′ Own Goal) scored goals for Yokohama FC. Shonan Bellmare made 22 efforts on goal at the other end, scoring six goals. Shonan Bellmare’s goal came from Shuto Machino in the 17th minute.
In recent years, games involving Yokohama FC have typically been interesting contests with lots of scoring anticipated. 23 goals have been scored by both teams during their last six games (an average of 3.83 goals per game), with 11 of those goals coming from Yokohama.
Going into this encounter, Yokohama FC are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Kashima Antlers Preview
Kashima Antlers will be looking to rebound in this match after losing their previous J1 League contest against Kawasaki Frontale.
In that contest, Kashima Antlers had 25% of the possession and 4 of their 6 shots on goal were successful. Kei Chinen (5′) was the lone scorer for Kashima Antlers. Three of Kawasaki Frontale’s 16 shots on goal were successful. Akihiro Ienaga and Shin Yamada both scored goals for Kawasaki Frontale.
In their last six games, the Kashima Antlers of Daiki Iwamasa have scored seven goals. The total number of goals they have let up in those same matchups is 6.
Going into this one, Kashima Antlers are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches away from home!
1×2 Betting Odds
We believe that Yokohama FC will find it difficult to score against Kashima Antlers, who should score and maintain their lead throughout the length of the match. Based on current form the away side should be able to get the job done!
As a result, we anticipate a close battle that ends with Kashima Antlers holding on for a win!
Despite being the home side, Yokohama FC are not the favourites to win @ 4.57.
The market has deemed Kashima Antlers the favourites in this one @ 1.85.
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared between the two, stands @ 3.75.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.92.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.97.
Well, the over/under market is on the edge for this one as far as goal action goes.
But if it is of any help, in the last 6 matches between these two a combined total of 16 goals were scored which averages out to 2.67 goals per match.