Japan vs Ghana prediction

Japan

Japan

Ghana

Ghana

  • Date: 10.06.2022
  • Competition: Kirin Cup
  • KO: 11:55
  • Venue: NOEVIR Stadium Kobe (Kobe)

Japan welcomes Ghana to the NOEVIR Stadium Kobe for the second match of the Kirin Cup. 

Betting tips Japan vs Ghana

A friendly competition held recurrently for over 30 years, Japan, currently ranked 23rd in the FIFA world rankings will be looking to put on a show when they take on 60th ranked Ghana 

The hosts come into this opening fixture in pretty good form, winning 7 and losing just 1 of their last 9 matches including vital WC qualifying wins against Saudi Arabia and Australia with that sole loss coming in their most recent outing against a star-studded Brazil earlier this week. 

Still, Japan have plenty of quality within their ranks as evidenced in their recent 4:1 thumping of Paraguay and the hosts look a decent bet to claim an opening victory in this friendly competition returning for the first time since 2016.

Ghana have certainly struggled for form over the past twelve months, winning just 2 of their last 10 matches while they also suffered a humiliating AFCON elimination at the hands of Comoros at the start of the year. Most recently, Ghana were held by the Central African Republic to a disappointing 1:1 draw.

In friendly fixtures, Ghana have faired little better in recent times, losing 3 of their last 5 with just 1 victory in 7 friendly matches since 2018. In contrast, Japan have won 5 of their last 7 friendly wins since 2020 with clean sheets in 4 of those 5 victories.

Ultimately, given recent form, and with home advantage at the NOEVIR Stadium, Japan have to be backed at decent 1.66 odds to claim the victory with the visitors still struggling to recover from their hugely disappointing performances at the AFCON in January. 

Final score 2:0

Japan vs Ghana Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Japan

    0 : 2

    Ghana

    Kirin Cup

  2. Japan

    3 : 1

    Ghana

    Kirin Cup

  3. Japan

    4 : 3

    Ghana

    Kirin Cup

  4. Japan

    0 : 1

    Ghana

    Kirin Cup

Last matches of Japan

  1. Japan

    0 : 1

    Brazil

    WC Qualification Asia

  2. Japan

    4 : 1

    Paraguay

    WC Qualification Asia

  3. Japan

    1 : 1

    Vietnam

    WC Qualification Asia

  4. Australia

    0 : 2

    Japan

    WC Qualification Asia

  5. Japan

    2 : 0

    Saudi Arabia

    WC Qualification Asia

Last matches of Ghana

  1. Central African Republic

    1 : 1

    Ghana

    WC Qualification Africa

  2. Ghana

    3 : 0

    Madagascar

    WC Qualification Africa

  3. Nigeria

    1 : 1

    Ghana

    WC Qualification Africa

  4. Ghana

    0 : 0

    Nigeria

    WC Qualification Africa

  5. Algeria

    3 : 0

    Ghana

    WC Qualification Africa

Japan

Japan Team News

Head coach Hajime Moriyasu named a 26 man group for the friendlies with Brazil and Paraguay as well as the upcoming Kirin Cup.

Notable absentees from the squad include Yuya Osako and Hidemasa Morita who are both unavailable because of injury. 

Celtic pair Kyogo and Daizen Maida are included however there was no place for Reo Hatate.

Ghana

Ghana Team News

Head coach Otto Addo has a strong 29 man squad to choose from with both Ayew brothers included in Addo´s attacking options.

However, there was no place for Premier League pair Jeffrey Schlupp and Thomas Partey. 

Japan vs Ghana Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Japan vs Ghana Predicted Lineup

S. Gonda

M. Yoshida

Y. Nagatomo

Y. Nakayama

K. Itakura

G. Haraguchi

W. Endo

A. Tanaka

T. Minamino

J. Ito

K. Furuhashi

L. Ati-Zigi

J. Mensah

A. Yiadom

D. Amartey

G. Mensah

D. Kyereh

M. Kudus

J. Paintsil

E. Addo

O. Bukari

F. Afena-Gyan

Key Facts Japan vs Ghana

  • Japan have won 7 and lost just 1 of their last 9 international matches
  • Ghana have won only 2 of their last 10 international matches
  • Ghana have won only 1 of their last 12 away international matches
  • Japan have won 5 of their last 7 friendly matches
  • Ghana have won just 1 of their last 7 friendly matches

Main prediction Japan - Ghana

Japan to win

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Japan vs Ghana - FAQ

? Japan Player to Watch
Kyogo - The Celtic striker has enjoyed a brilliant debut season in Scotland, scoring 12 league goals in 20 appearances.
? Ghana Player to Watch
Felx Afena-Gyan - The teenage Roma striker could be in line for another start having already picked up 4 caps.
? Where to watch?
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