Japan vs Senegal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Japan, and Senegal will meet at the Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. The Group H leaders will battle for the throne of their group, as they currently have the same amount of points with the same goal difference.
Japan has gotten a huge weight off their shoulders after the win over Colombia in the first round of their group campaign. This win comes after a chaotic period, with them switching the managerial positions just two months prior to the trip to Russia. The main stars of this team are Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Ozakaki and Keisuke Honda which were invited back to the squad after the managerial switch in order to bring more experience and composure into the team. They managed to do just that, and in the end, the managerial change seems to have been the right one. In all honesty, one of the biggest factors of their win was Colombia’s early red in the opening minutes of the game which had them adapting for the biggest part of the encounter. The Colombians have only themselves to blame and Carlos Sanchez in particular, as he was the one most responsible having conceded a penalty and gotten a red card. Shinji Kagawa converted from the spot and Colombia equalized through a clever freekick from Carlos Quintero. Osako of Japan got his team up front once again in the 73rd minute of the match with a great header. This was Japan’s first win on the European ground and they also managed to become the first Asian country to defeat a South American team at the FIFA World Cup.
Senegal secured a win in their match against Poland. They won by the score of 1-2. They took the lead mid-first half after Cionek scored an own-gal. In the second half, Niang increased the lead to 0-2. Krychowiak of Poland netted a goal for his squad in the final minutes of the match. Unlike other African teams, who were having trouble, Senegal stood up and grabbed an important win against the group favorites. This is not the first time that Senegal made an upset at the FIFA World Cup. Back in 2002, their only previous appearance at the competition, Senegal defeated the defending champions France 1-0 in the group opener.
Win or Lose, both teams remain in the round of 16 qualifications until the final group game. The winner could qualify to the knock-out phase if Poland and Colombia draw. For that reason, both sides will be highly motivated and give their best. Neither of their defenses is particularly strong and for that reason, we expect an open game which could go either way. The two sides have played just one game against each other. It was a friendly match way back in 2003 when Senegal grabbed the win with the score of 0-1. Out of the previous five clashes that they’ve played, Japan has three losses and two consecutive wins from their most recent outings. On the other side, Senegal has two wins, two draws, and a single loss from the previous five matches played.
Japan vs Senegal Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches Without WC2018 matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||46||/|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||44||/|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||8||7|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||5||3|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||3||1|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||2||3|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||5||7|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||6||3|
Japan have almost all players available for this game and all of them will play aggressive from the first minute on match against Senegal.
On the other side Senegal also do not have missing players for this game. All players are ready for this game and they are highly motivated to pick up all three points in their second match at the World Cup 2018.
Possible starting lineups
Japan: Kawashima; Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo; Shibasaki, Hasebe; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako
Senegal: N'Diaye; Wague, Koulibaly, Sane, Sabaly; Sarr, Gueye, N'Diaye, Mane; Diouf, Niang
Japan vs Senegal Prediction
We expect one tough football game with lots of midfield duels and fouls. Both teams have picked up three points from the first game and now we are expecting a true football fight for the points. A top spot in Group H is up for grabs when Japan and Senegal face each other at Yekaterinburg’s Central Stadium and this game brings us a perfect betting opportunity. Both sides come into the clash high on confidence following 2-1 victories in their openers, and will play very cautious on Sunday. Before their opening game, Japan was one of the main favourites to finish bottom of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H. On the other side Sadio Mane is looking to lead Senegal to a second win at Russia 2018 and he will be their key player on match against Japan. A win for either team here will all but secure their passage through to the knockout stage of the competition. We will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances for the both sides.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Japan vs Senegal Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both sides to score, but expect from Senegal to score a goal more. If you link these two bets then can win a big. So try to win more cash with bet on Senegal to win and Both teams to score. Senegal like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and have conceded just five goals in the last ten games in all competitions.
Japan vs Senegal Correct Score Prediction
If you want to win more cash from this match, our advise is risky bet on Correct score 1-2. We expect to see more goals in the second half time.
Japan vs Senegal Goal-Scorer Prediction
Sadio Mane is highly motivated for this game. He scored in the Champions League final this year, and we expect from him to score against Japan. Bet on Mane to score and win some cash. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.