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Kashima Antlers vs. Cerezo Osaka 9/25/2021 J1 League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Kashima Antlers challenges Cerezo Osaka on 9/25/2021.

Kashima Antlers faces Cerezo Osaka in a J1 League match. Kashima Antlers with a record of 15-5-10 this season comes into this game with a 7.0-2.0-6.0 record on the road. Cerezo Osaka is 10-9-11 this season and is 6.0-5.0-4.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Kashima Antlers and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Cerezo Osaka after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Kashima Antlers.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Cerezo Osaka and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Kashima Antlers.

The Kashima Antlers Roster

The Players to Watch for the Kashima Antlers

Koki Machida DF

As a shooter, Koki Machida had 12.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Koki Machida has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Koki Machida had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Koki Machida has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Koki Machida has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Koki Machida has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Ryotaro Araki MF,FW

As a shooter, Ryotaro Araki had 45.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ryotaro Araki had 20.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Ryotaro Araki has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Kashima Antlers teammates, Ryotaro Araki had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ryotaro Araki has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ryotaro Araki has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Shoma Doi MF,FW

Shoma Doi has 40.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Shoma Doi has 17.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Shoma Doi has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Kashima Antlers teammates, Shoma Doi had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Shoma Doi has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Shoma Doi has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 3 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Tomoya Inukai DF

As a shooter, Tomoya Inukai had 18.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Tomoya Inukai has 7.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Tomoya Inukai had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Tomoya Inukai has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tomoya Inukai has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomoya Inukai has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Kento Misao MF

As a shooter, Kento Misao had 25.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Kento Misao has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Kento Misao has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Kashima Antlers teammates, Kento Misao had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kento Misao has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kento Misao has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 36 fouls this season. He has drawn 26 fouls this season in J1 League action.

The Cerezo Osaka Roster

The Players to Watch for the Cerezo Osaka

Riku Matsuda DF

As a shooter, Riku Matsuda had 27.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Riku Matsuda has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Riku Matsuda had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Riku Matsuda has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Riku Matsuda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Riku Matsuda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 29 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Hiroshi Kiyotake MF,FW

Hiroshi Kiyotake has 40.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Hiroshi Kiyotake has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Hiroshi Kiyotake had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cerezo Osaka teammates, Hiroshi Kiyotake had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Hiroshi Kiyotake has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Hiroshi Kiyotake has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Yusuke Maruhashi DF

As a shooter, Yusuke Maruhashi had 20.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Yusuke Maruhashi has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Yusuke Maruhashi had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Yusuke Maruhashi has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yusuke Maruhashi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yusuke Maruhashi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Hiroaki Okuno MF

As a shooter, Hiroaki Okuno had 30.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Hiroaki Okuno has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Hiroaki Okuno had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cerezo Osaka teammates, Hiroaki Okuno had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Hiroaki Okuno has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hiroaki Okuno has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 61 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Tatsuhiro Sakamoto MF

As a shooter, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto had 39.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Tatsuhiro Sakamoto has 14.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Tatsuhiro Sakamoto has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cerezo Osaka teammates, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tatsuhiro Sakamoto has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Tatsuhiro Sakamoto has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 49 fouls this season in J1 League action.

Kashima Antlers Team Stats

The Kashima Antlers Offensive Stats and Metrics

Kashima Antlers scored 1.63 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Kashima Antlers scored those goals off assists 72.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.17 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Kashima Antlers was able to score on 0.31 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Kashima Antlers attempted 5.33 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Kashima Antlers is able to get 35.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Kashima Antlers Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Kashima Antlers was able to hold opponents to 0.9 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Kashima Antlers goalkeepers fended off 2.7 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Kashima Antlers truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Kashima Antlers goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 65.4% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 36.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Kashima Antlers. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Kashima Antlers Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Kashima Antlers had 18.97 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Kashima Antlers is in the top 28 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Kashima Antlers had 13.53 interceptions. This puts Kashima Antlers in the top 20 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Kashima Antlers has committed 11.63 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Kashima Antlers in the top 32 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Kashima Antlers drew 9.53 fouls. Kashima Antlers is in the top 88 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Kashima Antlers committed an offside 1.77 times. This puts Kashima Antlers in the top 56 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Cerezo Osaka Team Stats

The Cerezo Osaka Offensive Stats and Metrics

Cerezo Osaka scored 1.23 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Cerezo Osaka scored those goals off assists 81.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cerezo Osaka was able to score on 0.29 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Cerezo Osaka attempted 4.3 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Cerezo Osaka is able to get 31.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Cerezo Osaka Defensive Stats and Metrics

Cerezo Osaka gave up 1.27 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.23 shots were saved by Cerezo Osaka goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.1% of shots on target were saved by Cerezo Osaka goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Cerezo Osaka goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 30.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Cerezo Osaka Utility Stats

Cerezo Osaka tried 20.27 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cerezo Osaka in the top 19 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cerezo Osaka had 10.73 interceptions. This puts Cerezo Osaka in the top 66 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Cerezo Osaka has committed 9.33 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Cerezo Osaka is in the top 6 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Cerezo Osaka drew 12.03 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cerezo Osaka in the top 50 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cerezo Osaka committed an offside 1.37 times. Cerezo Osaka is in the top 27 percentile in offside calls against them.

Kashima Antlers vs. Cerezo Osaka Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Kashima Antlers 3 Cerezo Osaka 1

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