Gameday in Saitama for the 1/16 finals between Antlers & Omiya Ardija.
Antlers is a top team from J league, they are ranked 2 with 10 wins, 3 draws & 4 losses for 28 goals scored & 21 goals conceded.
On their side Omiya Ardija is a japanese team who decreased a lot with years as now they became a weak team in J league 2. They are ranked 20 with 5 wins, 7 draws & 10 losses for 22 goals scored & 34 goals conceded.
Antlers is going with a very solid line up with Everaldo who is starting and very motivated to be the key striker he was before he had COVID, Suzuki, Doi, Pituca, Misao etc. The quality difference is very important here.
Omiya Ardija on their side is going with rotations on that game even if they are using the first GK, defensively per example they just have one usual starter.
Few days after this game they have an important clash against Kanazawa who is a more important as they have to win points to fight against the relegation.