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The YBC Levain Cup play-offs sees Shimizu S-Pulse travel to the Kashima Soccer Stadium. Kashima Antlers claimed a 0-1 win in the first leg and have the comfort of home surroundings to force the issue. We have done extensive research for this preview, so we can help you out with a few free betting tips.
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Kashima Antlers to Win
Kashima Antlers are the form team in J1 League and showed their superiority over Shimizu S-Pulse. They claimed the all-important away goal on the road and need to finish off the fixture at home. S-Pa will not let it leave without a fight but are severely short-handed against their much-fancied rivals. The bookmakers are in favour of Kashima Antlers and with good reason.
Total Goals Over 2.5
The first leg at the IAI Stadium Nihondaira ended 0-1 in Kashima Antlers favour. With everything to play for and nothing left to lose, S-Pa will come out with guns blazing. Although in losing causes, two of Shimizu’s last three away matches have seen three or more goals. More of the same is expected as Kashima should come out as victors but S-Pa also getting on the scoreboard.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
The Antlers have been dominant at home, scoring eleven goals in their last five matches. Meanwhile, Shimizu S-Pulse have only managed to score two goals in their last five matches on the road. The visitors will fancy their chances as Kashima have only kept two clean sheets in this period. Moreover, the last time S-Pa made the trip to the Kashima Soccer Stadium, they came out as victors in a 1-3 scoreline. The result of that H2H fixture was an anomaly, with Kashima keeping six clean sheets in the meetings before.
Kashima Antlers vs S-Pulse Fixture Preview
The Antlers form in the J1 League has been impressive but the record champions are nowhere near the pole position. The YBC Levian Cup is their only hope for silverware and caretaker manager Naoki Soma is well versed with the needs of the club. Kashima Antlers did the job away from home, thanks to an unlikely goal from Naoki Hayashi. At home, the pressure will be on them to deliver and earn their place in the quarter-finals of the cup competition.
Shimizu S-Pulse could not contain Kashima Antlers in the first leg and have the tough task of reversing that result on the road. They are winless in six away fixtures, putting Miguel Angel Lotina in a hard place to secure a result. To his credit, after going down in the 8th minute, his tactics managed to hold Kashima Antlers from adding to their tally. However, his players could not get past their rivals at home and made their task tougher with everything to do on the road.
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FAQ about Kashima Antlers vs S-Pulse
When is the kick-off time?
The match will be played on June 06, at 08:00 GMT.
Where is the game being played?
The game is played at the Kashima Soccer Stadium.
Who is the favourite?
Kashima Antlers are favourites in the fixture @ odds of 47/100.