Japan vs Australia: prediction for the 2022 World Cup qualifier
Japan national team got off to a terrible start in the third stage of World Cup qualification and in the fourth match they will host the leader of Group B - Australia. Will visitors avoid defeat on October 12? The answer is in our prediction.
Japan national team, currently managed by Hajime Moriyasu, got off to a terrible start in the third qualifying stage, in three matches team managed to pick up only three points! Now Samurai Blue are only at the 3rd spot in the group, six points adrift from leaders. In the previous match Japan went down to Saudi Arabia (0:1) on an away game.
After three rounds Australianational team is at the top of Group B with nine points, they are ahead of Saudi Arabia on tiebreakers. Graham Arnold's men conceded only one goal so far and they are playing with confidence in every single match. In the previous match Socceroos recorded a victory over Oman (3:1).
Australia played two out of eight most recent draws with that score
In five most recent away matches team scored before the half-time
In five most recent home matches of Japan this bet won three times
A defeat to Oman in the first match was considered just an accident by Japan team, but next two matches proved that Samurai are in deep crisis. Team also looked weak in the match against China, beating the underdog by only one goal. In the match against Saudi Arabia team failed to perform on the offense.
Australia national team, on the other hand, is looking great in every single match. Socceroos are almost flawless on defense, their game is well-structured. In our opinion, it will be extremely hard for Samurai to beat Australia in the current condition. Visitors are a way better team now, so we offer to place a bet on them to win.
Our prediction - Australia to not lose
Prediction: Australia to not lose
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Australia team is usually playing offensively even on away games, but in this game they will probably play on counter-attacks. Japan desperately needs a victory in order to keep the chances to qualify for the World Cup, so they need to score.
Their opponent will try to answer on counter-attacks and they can punish Japan for defensive mistakes. In our opinion, we will see a high-scoring game.
Our second bet is on total over two goals