Both teams are in different condition recently.
Avispa Fukuoka kept unbeaten in 3 successive rounds while Kashima Antlers suffered back-to-back defeats.
10-man Kashima Antlers lost to Avispa Fukuoka 0-1 in the last encounter.
However, Kashima Antlers have been advantageous in H2H records and they would play better if without a red card.
Avispa Fukuoka made a poor start in the Japan League Cup while Kashima Antlers achieved a resounding victory. In conclusion, the visitors shall be expected more.