In two home games, Urawa managed to score at least twice. On Wednesday, July 31, in the 16th round of the first Japanese football league, Urawa receives the replica of the Kashima antelopes.
Urawa: Form of moment, last results, statistics
A long chunk of time was a hot and cold one for Urawei. He alternated a victory with a failure, from here and the 9th place, with the 27 points. This is the first team in the standings, if we look from the first place to the last, whose goal is a negative one. And yet, in the last stage he managed to return with points all points in the match played in Iwata. Koroki, Nolaoka and Kazuki Nagasawa were the markers of that duel, in which the Red Diamonds won 3-1. Also, in the last two meetings on their own ground they ended with the victories, despite the seven goals scored.
- Probable team: Nishikawa – Iwanami, Mauritius, Makino – Hashioka, Aoki, Aye, Sekine – Nagasawa, Muto, Koroki
Kashima: Form of moment, last results, statistics
At the opposite end, from all points of view, Antlers approaches Wednesday’s game with a different tone. In the last round he won again, 2-1, at home, with Sagan Tosu. That result meant a fourth victory in all competitions and the sixth round of the J-League, in which he finished without being defeated. Constant scorers, is the second best scorer, with 34 goals. With these goals he has climbed to 4th place, with 37 points, five fewer compared to the leader so far, but he has a little match.
- Probable team: Sogahata – Nagaki, Inukai, Machida, Kolke – Leandro, Nago, Misao, Shirasaki – Serginho, Ito
Urawa vs Kashima Picks
The last four straight matches ended with the home team’s victory. In three of the rounds it was the same score, 1-0, and in another duel, also with Urawa as host, it was 3-1. The home team remains with that timid attack that it had throughout the season, all the more so in front of the named teams. Kashima is one of them, for which I expect problems to be at home. As a result, Urawa should not register at least twice.
Our Prediction: NO