ANL vs OSA Dream11: The 2020 J League season culminates on Saturday and one of the standout fixtures is between Kashima Antlers and Cerezo Osaka. In fact, the whole season is on the line if the stakes are taken into consideration. Both teams could yet finish in top three and qualify for the FC Champions League. So it’s all to play here for Antlers and Osaka when they play against each other at Kashima Stadium on early Saturday morning (IST). Here is ANL vs OSA Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Fixture Name And Competition: Kashima Antlers vs Cerezo Osaka: J League
Date & Time: 10:30 AM (IST), 19 December
Venue: Kashima Stadium
Kashima Antlers: Won the last two games by goals-to-nil, scoring six times. Antlers are even stronger at home and will be looking to finish the season on a high against Osaka.
Cerezo Osaka: The third place was within their grasp but the form went downhill at the wrong time. They failed to win in the last two games, picking up only a point, which eventually pushed them to fourth.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Kashima Antlers have a golden opportunity to do the league double over Cerezo Osaka after winning the reverse fixture 1-2 on the road earlier in the season. But considering how the results have fanned out in this particular fixture, it was nothing out of the blues, for Antlers have won the last six matches against Cerezo Osaka.
Kashima Antlers Wins- 05
Cerezo Osaka Wins– 00
Last meeting: 1-2 away win for Kashima Antlers
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Kashima Antlers Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Kashima Antlers will be going into the season-defining game against the Cerezo Osaka with little or no issues whatsoever.
Expected changes: Considering Osaka won the last two games, and keep the opponents at bay, head coach Antônio Carlos Zago has all the reason to stick with the same formula here as well.
That means Y Oki should be he goalie with the likes of Koizumi, Inukai, Machida and Yamamo to starting at the back.
Misao and Silva should be the pivot in the midfield, while Doi and Alano should provide the width.
In addition, both Ueda and Everaldo should be the most advanced offensive players for the host in ANL vs OSA Dream11 Team Prediction.
Kashima Antlers Starting XI (probables):
Y Oki (GK)
Cerezo Osaka Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Defender Yasuki Kimoto was missing from the active roster in the last game due to a knock. He remains questionable to play in this match.
Eiichi Katayama was also injured and failed to make the cut in the last game. He will be monitored before the match.
Expected changes: Yuta Toyokawa is likely to lead the lines for the away team, and should get support from the likes of Sakamoto and Koyotake.
Cerezo Osaka Starting XI (probables):
J Kim (GK)
GK: K Jin-Hyeon
DEF: T Inukai, M Jonjic, K Machida, S Yamamoto
MID: J Alano (VC), L Silva, H Kiyotake
FW: E Stum (C), A Ueda, Y Toyokawa
ANL vs OSA Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Ayase Ueda: The 22-year-old is in red-hot form at the moment and should be in your Dream 11 prediction teams. He scored twice in the last match.
Everaldo: Antlers best offensive player this season. He leads the scoring charts for the team and is a no-nonsense option as captain in Dream11 fantasy football teams.
Hiroshi Kiyotake: Osaka’s player of the season. He holds the key here in this game. If he has his ways, he can wreak havoc from the midfield.
X-factors, differential picks
Shoma Doi: Can score and has the game to set the teammates through at the goal. He can fetch a good amount of points.
Yuta Toyokawa: Scored in the last game. He is likely to lead the lines for Osaka here.
Juan Alano: Antlers posses another great player on their roster in the shape of Alano. He has been rock solid with his output all season.
ANL vs OSA Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Kashima Antlers To Win: 1.83 Or 54.64% chance to win
Draw: 3.80 Or 26.32% chance to win
Cerezo Osaka to Win: 3.80 Or 26.32% chance to win
Kashima Antlers To Win: 1.85 Or 54.05% chance to win
Draw: 3.80 Or 26.32% chance to win
Cerezo Osaka to Win: 3.75 Or 26.67% chance to win
No other game is as much intriguing as this matchup between Kashima Antlers and Cerezo Osaka. Only one point separates them heading into this game. The winner of this match can finish third provided Nagoya drop points in their game.
But other than the mathematical possibilities, the away form is a crucial factor here. Osaka hasn’t had a good return from most of their away trips this season and facing Antlers in this season-defining game when you consider that Osaka are the team that has to win this match, makes the case for the hosts stronger.
As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, the home team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your ANL vs OSA Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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