Our football match prediction:
A place in the FIFA Club World Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Kashima Antlers and Auckland City take on each other at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. The J1 League outfit aim to build on a 2-1 win over Urawa Reds and they are regarded as hot favourites to win Thursday’s football match against Auckland City. Shoma Doi found the net in the victory over Urawa and he will be the man to watch in Masatada Ishii’s team in the FIFA Club World Cup clash. Auckland City occupy second place in the Australian Premiership standings and they have been impressive at the back this season. The Navy Blues managed to keep five clean sheets in previous six games and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Thursday’s game against Kashima Antlers. Taking everything into account, we predict that fans will see a low-scoring affair at Nissan Stadium.