Tuesday 23 May

Guangzhou Evergrande vs Kashima Match Preview

23 May 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: AFC Champions League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: AFC Champions League, Knockout stage

Guangzhou Evergrande

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Kick-off
12:00 GMT
23 May 2017

Kashima Antlers

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Kick-off
12:00 GMT 23 May 2017

Guangzhou Evergrande vs Kashima Antlers match will be played on Tuesday, May 22, at the Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou. This is the first leg of Asian Champions League best of 16. Guangzhou finished the group phase in 2nd place in group G with 10 points, while Kashima Antlers were 1st in group E, with 12 points.

STATS

  • Guangzhou is a series of 13 games without a defeat in all competitions. Nobody beat them this season, and they recorded only one draw and 8  victories in their last 9 matches. However, they are performing much better in the domestic league, where they are in a series of six victories.
  • We didn't see a draw in Kashima Antlers games for 46 straight games, which is surreal! They are currently in a series of two defeats.

HEAD TO HEAD

These teams met two times so far. It was in Asian Champions League two years ago, and both times the hosts recorded a victory. In both games, we saw over 2.5 goals.

GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE NEWS

Guangzhou didn't perform like everybody expected they would in Asian Champions League. However, the first phase of the tournament is over, and we can expect that Guangzhou will be up to the challenge. After all, they had several stellar performances in the domestic league, where they are first on the table at the moment.

Latest matches: Guangzhou Evergrande

19.05.2017 Chin Guangzhou Evergrande Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty FC 2:1 W
14.05.2017 Chin FC Changchun Yatai Guangzhou Evergrande 0:1 W
09.05.2017 AFC Guangzhou Evergrande Suwon Samsung 2:2 D
05.05.2017 Chin Guangzhou Evergrande FC Shanghai Shenhua 3:2 W
02.05.2017 FA C Dongguan Nancheng Guangzhou Evergrande 1:2 W

KASHIMA ANTLERS NEWS

Kashima Antlers had somewhat better group phase than Guangzhou, but they are facing difficulties in their domestic campaign. Kashima is currently 6th on the table, but with only 4 points less than current leaders, Gamba Osaka. Their biggest problem so far is inefficiency - they scored only 14 goals in 12 J-League matches.

Latest matches: Kashima Antlers

19.05.2017 J.Le Kashima Antlers Kawasaki Frontale 0:3 L
14.05.2017 J.Le Kashima Antlers Vissel Kobe 1:2 L
10.05.2017 AFC Kashima Antlers Muang Thong United 2:1 W
04.05.2017 J.Le Urawa Red Diamonds Kashima Antlers 0:1 W
30.04.2017 J.Le Kashima Antlers Sagan Tosu 2:1 W

SUMMING UP!

Although Kashima played better in this seasons' Asian Champions League so far, Guangzhou is in a better form at the moment, and they are favorites to win the upcoming game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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