This is the first leg of the last-16 for Asia Champions League Cup and is also the battle between two Japanese teams.
Defending champions Kashima Antlers put up mediocre performance in the group stage. They didn’t win the chance of promotion until the last round.
Kashima Antlers achieved 4 successive home wins recently but Sanfrecce Hiroshima have been comfotable in the group stage, conceding only 4 goals in 6 matches.
AH market provided home team a -0.5 line for this game, which is backing Kashima Antlers.
However, Yuma Suzuki, Hiroki Abe and Atsuto Uchida are unavailable for Kashima Antlers.
Since both sides are familiar with each other, we could go for a draw. So underdogs shall be supported.