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Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory LIVE: Exit way for Australia club?

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory LIVE: Exit way for Australia club?

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory match preview, predictions, possible lineups and h2h results of the 2020 AFC Champions League.

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Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory LIVE: Exit way for Australia club?

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory LIVE: Exit way for Australia club?

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory match information

Time: 18:00 (GMT+8) on January 28th

Venue: Kashima Stadium

Competition: 2020 AFC Champions League

At the second preliminary round, Melbourne Victory showed the strength of a top-Asian club by beating the Indonesian Liga 1 champion Bali United, scoring five goals in the match.

However, their plan to play at the AFC Champions League this season may be tackled by the Japanese side Kashima Antlers. The winner of the match will be drawn into Group E with Beijing FC, Chiangrai United, and the team that won the game held between FC Seoul and the Malaysian side Kedah FA.

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory LIVE: Exit way for Australia club?

In theory, Melbourne Victory is the only club that won the preliminary round has a chance to win the play-off match. However, it will be very difficult for them because their opponent is Kashima Antlers, one of the best clubs in the J1 League.

Like the other Japanese clubs, Kashima Antlers prefers recruiting Brazilian players in the squad. Currently, they are having four stars namely midfielders Leo Silva, Leandro, Serginho, and defender Bueno.

Another foreign player of Kashima Antlers is the South Korean goalkeeper Kwoun Sun Tae. In other words, they prepared very well for the 2020 season, helping them compete at J1 League as well as AFC Champions League. As a result, they have all the conditions to beat Melbourne Victory to play at the final tournament.

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory potential lineups:

Kashima Antlers: Kwoun Sun Tae, Atsuto Uchida, Itsuki Oda, Shuto Yamamoto, Bueno, Leo Silva, Leandro, Serginho, Ryota Nagaki, Shoma Doi, Takeshi Kanamori.

Melbourne Victory: Matt Acton, Storm Roux, Corey Brown, James Donachie, Tim Hoogland, Leigh Broxham, Jakob Poulsen, Kenny Athiu, Andrew Nabbout, Robbie Kruse, Ola Toivonen.

Kashima Antlers vs Melbourne Victory score predictions: 2-1