Japan vs Poland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another interesting match awaits the football fans as Japan will face Poland at the Volgograd Arena (Volgograd). Two contestants from the opposite sides of the group standings will face off and try to bring joy to their fans.
Japan is placed first in their group with four points. In the first round they beat Columbia by the score of 1-2, and in the second, they drew with Senegal by the score of 2-2. In this exciting clash, we have seen it all, from long balls to crazy shots, it truly was one of the best outings of the World Cup, so far. Mane of Senegal opened the goal scoring sheet in the eleventh minute of the match. Twenty minutes later, Inui of Japan managed to equalize followed by an assist from Nagatomo. Mid-second half, Senegal managed to take the lead once again, this time it was Wague who put the ball into the net. Their joy did not last for long, as just seven minutes later, Japan’s veteran, Honda, equalized once again. It took him only six minutes to score after being brought in. The teams were equal in almost all aspects of the game. Japan had more possession and Senegal had more shots on goal. Japan scored two goals from three shots as opposed to Senegal’s two goals from seven shots. Now it seems that the decision to sack the coach just two months before the World Cup and invite back the veterans was the right choice. Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Ozakaki and Keisuke Honda which were invited back to the team have all delivered on their part and the team looks better than ever.
Poland is placed last in the group with zero points from two losses. The European side has been a big disappointment in this World Cup and they did not deserve more than they have gotten. In the first round, they lost to Senegal by the score of 1-2, and in second Colombia triumphed over them by the score of 0-3. Mina scored the first goal of the match in the late minutes of the first half. In the second, Falcao and Cuadrado added a goal each to set the final result and provide the much needed three points for their team. With this loss, Poland has officially been eliminated from the competition. In the third clash, they are likely to play with all of their heart and try to at least bring some joy to their fans back home after a disappointing campaign. On paper, their squad looked decent, but in reality, its performance was amongst the worst of this edition of the cup. It seems that not even Robert Lewandowski is capable of carrying his team further than the group stage.
The two nations have played just one match in their history. They battled in 2002, and Japan came out victorious from that outing by the score of 0-2. For Japan, a win would mean going to the knock-out phase so we expect a tough game in which the Japanese will show that they also possess the quality required to be amongst the best in the world.
Japan don’t have missing players for this game, but they have several players on yellow cards and have to play very cautious. All players are fully fit and highly motivated to win important points against Poland.
On the other side Poland also don’t have missing players for the match against Japan. All players are ready to play, but they are not highly motivated for their final game on this tournament.
Possible starting lineups
Japan: Kawashima; H. Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Shibasaki; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako
Poland: Szczesny; Piszczek, Bednarek, Pazdan; Beresynski, Krychowiak, Goralski, Rybus; Zielinski, Lewandowski, Kownacki
Japan vs Poland Prediction
What a great football game to increase our betting payouts on Thursday. Match Japan vs Poland brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn’t miss to bet on. Japan are one of the positive surprises at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and they have a chance to reach Round of 16. On the other side Poland have nothing to lose, they have lost any chances to reach the next phase. Japan are currently on four points and will advance to the round of 16 with a win or a draw. This game is very important for them, and they will not have an easy job to keep a clean sheet. Japan could also progress with a loss depending on how the other game finish. On the other side Poland have nothing to play for except pride and they will play attractive football from the first minute. They are much better side, but they are not motivated for the match and for sure they are not in a good run. Poland haven't kept a clean sheet at the World Cup since winning 1-0 against Portugal in 1986. However, we will enjoy in an interesting game with several good scoring chances.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Japan vs Poland Prediction: Poland to win. They have several fantastic players and will play under pressure. So, we expect from Poland to score at least two goals on Thursday. Our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals.
Japan vs Poland Correct Score Prediction
We expect from Both teams to score and our risky bet goes on correct score 1-2. For sure, it is risky bet and be careful. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.