Brisbane Roar vs Kashima Antlers – Serie A
Wednesday 12th April 10:00, Suncorp Stadium
Match Preview and Betting Tips
Brisbane Roar are still searching for their first win in the Champions League this season, and the games aren’t getting any easier as group leaders Kashima Antlers arrive in Australia.
The visitors sit top with 6 points from their first three games, but the good news for Brisbane is that Kashima’s wins have all come at home and their only defeat was during their one and only away game so far.
When the pair met in the third group game of the competition Kashima handed Brisbane a footballing lesson and I’m sure the hosts will be keen to avenge their 3-0 hammering in Japan.
So far Brisbane have just 1 point on the board and that arrived on the opening day when they played out a goalless draw with Thailand’s Muang Thong United.
Even though the odds are against them I fancy Brisbane to take a point from tomorrows game, though I worry it wont really be enough to out them in contention for a place in the knock-out stages.
I’ve gone with under 2.5 goals to be scored as I expect the game to be very tight, and I think Kashima would settle for a draw now that they have 6 points on the board.
We might see a few bookings if the hosts get frustrated in the second half so I’ve backed Papadopoulos and Nagaki to see at least a yellow card each tomorrow.
Brisbane | WLLWWL
Kashima | WWWWWL
Brisbane Roar vs Kashima Antlers Stats
Last months encounter in Japan was the first between Brisbane Roar and Kashima Antlers, and it didn’t disappoint.
The Japanese hosts were in fine form that day, but Brisbane held their own during the majority of the first half and only went 1-0 down in the 43rd minute to a strike from Suzuki.
The second forty-five was dominated by the hosts who scored another two goals in the space of just 3 minutes through Ueda and Endo to wrap up a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Brisbane Roar vs Kashima Antlers Prediction:
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