Kashima Antlers vs Albirex Niigata prediction and betting tips - June 16, 2024

David Flower David Flower Dailysports expert
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J. League Japan 16 june 2024, 05:00 Kashima Antlers - Albirex Niigata
1 : 1
Japan, Ibaraki, Kashima Soccer Stadium
Albirex Niigata Albirex Niigata
Tomoya Fujii
Yota Komi
Prediction on game Total under 2.5
Odds: 1.9
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One of the matches in the 18th round of the Japanese J-League will be played on Sunday at the "Kashima" arena, where the local club Kashima Antlers will host Albirex Niigata. Here is the match prediction from the Dailysports experts.

Kashima Antlers

The "Antlers" finished fifth last season, but in the current J-League campaign, they are performing exceptionally well. At present, Kashima occupies second place in the standings, with 35 points from 17 matches. Machida Zelvia, who leads the table, is ahead of Kashima only on goal difference. In their last match, Ranko Popović's team triumphed 3-2 against Yokohama Marinos at home. This victory marked Kashima Antlers' fourth consecutive win in the J-League. As for their home record, Kashima has not lost in eight matches, securing six victories.

Albirex Niigata

Rikizo Matsuhashi's team finished tenth last season, but in the current campaign, Albirex Niigata is only in 15th place in the J-League standings. In 17 matches, the Niigata club has achieved only five victories while suffering eight defeats. In their last outing, Albirex Niigata caused a major upset by defeating the league leaders Machida Zelvia 3-1 away. Overall, Albirex has managed just two wins in their last five matches, alongside three defeats. Away from home, Albirex has recorded three victories in eight matches, with four losses.

Interesting facts about the match and head-to-head history

  • Last season, Kashima defeated Albirex Niigata in three matches, each with a score of 2-0.
  • Both teams have scored in only one of the last five encounters.
  • The "Total Over 2.5" bet has come through in just one of the last five meetings.

Kashima Antlers vs Albirex Niigata Prediction

Kashima is the favorite in this matchup according to bookmakers, with odds of 1.85 for a home win. Despite Albirex Niigata coming into the game after an away victory over the league leaders, we recommend betting on "Total Under 2.5" at odds of 1.90.

Prediction on game Total under 2.5
Odds: 1.9
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