Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
Kashima and Guadalajara face each other at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the FIFA Club World Cup quarter-finals. Kashima represent Asia at the prestigious club competition and the Japanese side will, as always, leave their hearts on the field. A man to watch in the J-League side will be Japanese attacker Yuma Suzuki, who is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Guadalajara, on the other hand, did well to win the CONCACAF Champions League title, with the team beating Toronto in the double header. The Mexican side have big ambitions for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup and we are positive that they are going to find the net in Saturday’s football match. Kashima defenders should have Angel Zaldivar at bay. Seeing that both teams are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Hazza Bin Zayed clash, both teams to score bet should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Orbelin Pineda):
Orbelin Pineda is Mexican footballer who plays for Guadalajara as a midfielder. Pineda was born in Mexico City on March 24, 1996 and he started his youth career Queretaro at the age of 16. The Mexican footballer continued playing for Queretaro at senior level, but after scoring 8 goals in 44 appearances for the club, he moved to Guadalaraja in 2016.
Pineda is a fantastic reader of the game and he is technically very sharp. Speaking of his international career, Orbelin Pineda made his debut with Mexico national team on September 6, 2018 against Honduras. The two teams faced each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification and played out a goalless draw.
Pineda came as a substitute for Jesu Duenas in the 71st minute of the match. He scored his only goal for the Mexico national team in a 3-1 win over El Salvador at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In 2018 he won the CONCACAF Champions League title with Guadalajara.
Highlighted Team (Kashima):
Kashima Antlers are regarded as the most successful Japanese football club. Kashima founded back in 1947, but they won their first J-League title in 1996. Ten years later they clinched their eight domestic trophy, with the team finishing the first stage of the 2016 season one point clear of Kawasaki Frontale.
As a result, the Antlers qualified for the 2016 FIFA World Cup. Kashima play their home matches at Kashima Soccer Stadium and the capacity of the venue is 40.728. The stadium was opened in May, 1993 and it 2002 the venue hosted three FIFA World Cup games (Argentina vs Nigeria, Germany vs Republic of Ireland and Italy vs Croatia). Kashima’s home colours are dark blue and red, while the team play their away games in white shirts and white shorts.
Famous Brazilian player and a coach Zico was in charge of the club in 1999 and former Schalke full-back Atsuto Uchida is one of the most notable footballers who played for Kashima in the past.