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It’s the final weekend of Japanese J League action and the final day sees a pivotal clash as Vegalta Sendai take on the Kashima Antlers. Vegalta’s fate is already sealed and they know that next season they will be playing J2 League football. For Kashima the prize is a whole lot bigger as they know that a win will secure entry into next seasons AFC Champions League and wrap up 4th place in the table.
With nothing to play for Vegalta could be dangerous opposition here for Kashima, particularly as they will want to finish off the season on a positive note in front of their home fans. The smart money has to be on Kashima to record the win. They come into this match in much better form than their opponents and are unbeaten in their last five league matches. Kashima sit top of the form table with 13 points from their last five and we think will take some stopping here.
Under 2.5 goals
This is a very hard market to call as both teams have had a mixed time of it when it comes to scoring over or under 2.5 goals. Vegalta have seen 2.5 goals surpassed in tow of their last five which is a stat matched by Kashima. When the two meet over 2.5 goals has been surpassed in three of the last five head to head contests. In a market that could go either way, we will side for the overs happening again in what is bound to be an exciting match up.
Both teams to score
As indicated in the prediction above, this could be a tough market to call. Again the recent stats make for interesting reading. Despite their recent good form, Kashima’s games have been low scoring games with both teams scoring in only two of the last five matches they have played, Vegalta can go one better with both teams scoring in three of their last five mathes. When the sides lock horns both teams have scored in the last three meetings. Similarly to the bet above, we will hope that as this game is at the end of the season we could be in for a game that has a lot of goals.
The Best Match Odds for Vegalta vs Kashima Antlers
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for this fixture?
The match will be played at the home of Vegalta at the Yurtec Stadium.
What is the Head to Head?
Kashima have dominated, winning four of the last five meetings between the pair.
What is the kick-off time for Vegalta vs Kashima Antlers?
The match will start at 05:00 GMT on the 4th December 2021.