Yokohama vs Kashima Antlers by MightyDuke
Yokohama is currently on the 5th place, they collected 25 points from 15 matches. Home record is 4-2-2 with 11:7 gd. Hosts didn't win in last 3 games on the home ground - one draw and two defeats. They recorded a 1-1 draw at Ventforet Kofu in the last round. They have shown signs of weakness recently, but their scoring ability remains stable. They have scored in each match at home in 2015. Theirs playmaker Nakamura is recovering from a thigh problem and remains doubtful for the match. Yet, the team has finally settled as they have played well enough without their star recently. Teruhito will miss the match due to injury, Kurihara and Nakamura are doubtful.
Kashima was held to a 2-2 draw against Montedio Yamagata in the last round. Visitors currently rank 9th in the standings, which is unacceptable to their fans and the club’s management. They have 3-2-3 away record with 11:12 gd this season. They failed to win in the last three games on the road. It's possible that Kashima have struggled because of AFC Champions League duties, but that isn't going to be a problem anymore. However, it hasn't stopped being goals in their matches as seven of their last ten matches have had over 2,5 goals and both teams score. Davi is missing due to injury while Yamamoto is doubtful.
In the last three years they have played against Kashima 4 times in Yokohama.
29.03.14 JLE Yokohama M.-Kashima 1:3
30.06.13 NAB Yokohama M.-Kashima 3:1
03.05.13 JLE Yokohama M.-Kashima 1:1
16.05.12 NAB Yokohama M.-Kashima 3:2
There are only 2.3 goals on average in Yokohama's home matches, but hosts proved that they are capable of scoring, especially at home pitch. On the other side is Kashima, an opponent who was involved in a lot of high scoring games during the season. They have scored in last ten away games in a row. H-2-H duels also show that we should see at least 3 goals today. So I'm going to back over2,5&btts.
|Over2.5&BTTS||Bet365||2.20||8||0-3 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.