On September 12, within the framework of the 16th round of the Japanese J-1 League, the Shimizu – Kashima meeting will take place. The seventeenth, the penultimate team, which is in the worst shape, is hosting the sixth club of the championship, which has accelerated in earnest and deservedly climbed the ladder. Is the outcome known in advance or not? Read about it in our forecast.
Shimizu managed to win only one of the last ten matches. It happened on August 8, when the team managed to break the resistance of “Sapporo” – 3: 1. Since then, there have been no reasons for joy, except for the goalless draw in the game with Vegalta Sendai. Eight defeats (two of them in the cup) with a total score of 9:24 say a lot, there is even nothing to comment on.
With such results, the club will fight only to avoid being in last place, although without the points scored it is much more likely that this could happen in the near future.
“Kasima” plays contrary to the old adage “started for health, finished for peace.” The team is now completely the opposite: the start is disgusting, but now the club is so accelerated that it is quite capable of climbing into the top four, and if you try very hard, you can even compete for bronze medals, and the opportunity to play in the qualification of the Asian Champions League.
The only thing that needs to be improved for the coaching staff is playing on the defensive, since Kasima concedes a bit too much for a top-6 club. Weak protection at a distance may not allow you to compete for more than sixth place.
The hosts are currently conceding the most in the league – 35 goals;
Guests cannot leave their gates intact for eight meetings in a row;
The last face-to-face meeting (a month ago) ended with Kasima’s victory – 3: 2.
08/12/20 Shimizu Kasima 2: 3
09/01/19 Shimizu Kasima 0: 4
05/03/19 Kasima Shimizu thirty
08/05/18 Kasima Shimizu ten
02/25/18 Shimizu Kasima 0: 0
08/19/17 Kasima Shimizu 20
03/18/17 Shimizu Kasima 2: 3
The favorite today can lose points only in case of his own laxity. The hosts’ defense is like a passing yard, the guests have hammered a lot lately, so if they achieve results, then they will not have any problems.
Our prediction is that Kasima will win with a coefficient of 1.88 from BC Parimatch.