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Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kashima Antlers Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kashima Antlers Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as the previews of professional experts about Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kashima Antlers - the match in the 2019 J1 League.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kashima Antlers match information

Time: 13:00 (GMT+8) on November 23rd

Venue: Edion Stadium Hiroshima

‎‎Competition: 2019 J1 League

In theory, Sanfrecce Hiroshima still has a little chance of getting into the top 3 - the group will be able to attend the AFC Champions League next season. But looking at an 8-point gap from third-placed Kashima Antlers and the context that the 2019 J1 League is only three rounds left, Sanfrecce Hiroshima players may soon give up hope.

Needless to say, coach H. Jofuku's team started to play subjectively, lacking focus when they only had 1 draw and lost 1 in the last 2 rounds. More broadly, Sanfrecce Hiroshima only won 2 of the last 9 matches in all competitions.

Across the field, Kashima Antlers were not much better than the opponent when they had just lost 0-2 to Kawasaki Frontale at home in round 31st, thereby falling to the 3rd place and losing the top position to FC Tokyo with 2 points behind. At this moment, in order to hope for the title, coach G. Waiwa's team must win all 9 points in the last 3 rounds at all costs.

This Saturday, despite having to play away from home, Kashima Antlers will confidently accomplish the goal of victory, thereby putting pressure on the top group. It is also worth noting that the Kashima team owns a good head-to-head record against Sanfrecce Hiroshima as they won 18 matches, drew 9 and lost 11 matches in the last 38 clashes.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kashima Antlers possible lineups:

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Hayashi, Araki, Nogami, Sasaki, Inagaki, Kashiwa, Kawabe, Morishima, Rhayner, Shibasaki, Douglas.

Kashima Antlers: Kwon Sun Tae, Yamamoto, Inukai, Anzai, Jung Seung-hyun, Silva, Leandro, Shirasaki, Kento, Shoma Doi, Serginho.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kashima Antlers score predictions: 0-1