Japan vs Costa Rica Prediction 27.11.2022 World Cup

Japan

Japan

0 : 1

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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  • Competition: World Cup - Qatar
  • Date: Sunday, 27th, November 2022
  • Kickoff: 10:00 UK/11.00 CET
  • Venue: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan)

Shock after shock in the Middle East! After Saudi Arabia "sunk" Argentina, a new shock followed at the World Cup in Qatar. In this role were the players of Japan, who achieved a shocking triumph over the Germans - 2-1 in the first round of Group "E". Although the "Blue Samurai" had a deficit of one goal in the first half, they increased the rhythm and deservedly reached the "golden" three points through Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano.

Meanwhile, Costa Rica will certainly not remember the start of the World Cup in Qatar well, since Los Ticos experienced a real "disaster" against Spain in the first round, conceding as many as seven goals. This was one of the most painful defeats for Costa Rica in history, and certainly the biggest at the World Cup. In fact, how bad the Costa Ricans looked on the field is best shown by the statistics - they had only 18% possession of the ball and did not register a single shot in the entire match.

Japan vs Costa Rica Betting Tips: Team1 to Win

These two national teams have met three times so far. The first clash in 2002 ended without a winner, while in the next two the Japanese were dominant and achieved routine triumphs, including the last one in 2018 - 3-0.

How much football has progressed in Japan is best shown by the fact that most of the players from the national team play outside of Asia. Among other things, the Bundesliga duo brought all three points against the mighty Germany.

The Japanese were regular participants in the World Cup since 1998 - they secured the knockout stage three times, while finishing the competition in the group stage three times. However, "Samurai Blue" now have an ideal opportunity to confirm the next stage with a victory.

After the published draw, it was clear to everyone that Costa Rica has no chance in the group with "crocodiles". Namely, Los Ticos were desperate during the qualifiers, and rightly bear the epithet of the big outsider in the group.

The Costa Ricans achieved their greatest success at the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil, reaching the quarter-finals. They were led by Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell, who are definitely retiring after this one.

After the "magnificent" triumph, Japan are flying high and they will do everything to finish the job of reaching the knockout stages here. Costa Rica have proven that their glory days are behind them, they are playing very poorly at both ends of the field and Japan should have no problem taking the three points.

Japan vs Costa Rica Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Japan

    0 : 1

    Costa Rica

    World Cup

  2. Japan

    3 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

  3. Costa Rica

    1 : 3

    Japan

    Friendly International

Japan

Japan Team News

Bochum Takuma Asano was doubtful for the match. However, he came off the bench in the second half and was the hero in the end, scoring the winning goal, meaning he will now be in the starting XI.

Urawa right back Hiroki Sakai was forced to leave the field in the 75th minute against Germany with a suspected injury. His performance is now questionable, and he could be replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Last matches of Japan

  1. Japan

    0 : 1

    Costa Rica

    World Cup

  2. Germany

    1 : 2

    Japan

    World Cup

  3. Japan

    1 : 2

    Canada

    Friendly International

  4. Japan

    0 : 0

    Ecuador

    Friendly International

  5. Japan

    2 : 0

    United States

    Friendly International

Japan lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Shuichi Gonda

Defenders

  • 2

    Miki Yamane

  • 4

    Ko Itakura

  • 5

    Yuto Nagatomo

  • 13

    Hidemasa Morita

Midfielders

  • 22

    Maya Yoshida

  • 6

    Wataru Endo

  • 8

    Ritsu Doan

  • 15

    Daichi Kamada

  • 24

    Yuki Soma

Forwards

  • 21

    Ayase Ueda

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Team News

Meanwhile, Costa Rica has no problem ahead of the match against Japan. Given that Luis Fernando Suarez's team experienced a disaster at the start of the World Cup, changes are expected in the starting XI.

Last matches of Costa Rica

  1. Japan

    0 : 1

    Costa Rica

    World Cup

  2. Spain

    7 : 0

    Costa Rica

    World Cup

  3. Iraq

    0 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

  4. Costa Rica

    2 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  5. Uzbekistan

    1 : 2

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

Costa Rica lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Keylor Navas

Defenders

  • 4

    Keysher Fuller

  • 6

    Óscar Duarte

  • 19

    Kendall Waston

  • 15

    Francisco Calvo

  • 8

    Bryan Oviedo

Midfielders

  • 5

    Celso Borges

  • 17

    Yeltsin Tejeda

Forwards

  • 13

    Gerson Torres

  • 12

    Joel Campbell

  • 7

    Anthony Contreras

3 Reasons why we expect Japan to Win

  1. Japan shocked Germany and achieved an important triumph (2-1).
  2. Costa Rica played one of the worst games in history, losing 0-7 to Spain.
  3. Japan has beat Costa Rica in their previous two meetings (3-1 ; 3-0).

Main prediction Japan - Costa Rica

Japan to win

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Japan & Costa Rica current standing in World Cup

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Spain 2 1 1 0 8 - 1 +7 4
2 Japan 2 1 0 1 2 - 2 0 3
3 Costa Rica 2 1 0 1 1 - 7 -6 3
4 Germany 2 0 1 1 2 - 3 -1 1

Japan vs Canada - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on ANT 1, Astro, beIN Sports (Fra), CMore (Fin), CMore Sport (Fin), CT sport, Diema Sport, Diema Sport 3, DR 1, DR TV, ITV, M4 Sport, Magenta Sport (Ger), MTV 3, NPO 1, RAI, RSI La 2, RTS Deux, RTVS Sport, Sport TV (Por), SRF, Telemundo, TV4 (Swe), TVP 2, TVP Sport, TVR 1, ZDF
? Who is Japan's player to watch?
Takuma Asano will be the main threat in Costa Rica's defense after scoring the winning goal against Germany.
? Who is Costa Rica's player to watch?
Joel Campbell should lead the attack from his team. He led his national team to the World Cup, scoring the winning goal against New Zealand in the play-off.