World Cup 2022 Japan vs Spain, Tips & Predictions

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Japan vs Spain - World Cup 2022

Japan and Spain meet in the final match in Group E, with both sides able to qualify from the group. The game will begin at 22:00 local time at the Khalifa International Stadium on Thursday, 1st December.

The Japanese recorded a historical success against Germany in the opening game before a shock 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Sunday. Spain were scintillating winners when hitting seven past Costa Rica and would have been satisfied with their point against Germany in the second match.

Spain are the 2/5 favourite at Betzone to gain their second win of the tournament. 

Japan vs Spain Best Odds

Japan vs Spain Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: The sides have only met once, which resulted in a 1-0 friendly victory for Spain.
  • Japan: They have never reached the Round of 16 in consecutive World Cups and reached that stage in 2018.
  • Spain: Only won one game at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.
  • Player: Alvaro Morata has come off the bench to score in both matches and could get his first start of the tournament. 

Japan vs Spain Betting Tips

Spain looked imperious against Costa Rica and would have been happy with a point against Germany. They can return to winning ways. 

SPAIN TO WIN - 2/5

With Spain likely to dominate this game, it is hard to see past a Spain victory with Japan failing to find the net.

SPAIN TO WIN TO NIL - 5/4

Japan vs Spain Analysis

JAPAN

They could have put one foot in the knockout rounds with a win against Costa Rica, and that shock defeat could knock their confidence. And a place in the next round could be snatched away if they fail to take anything from this game.

Key Players: Daichi Kamada, Daizen Maeda

Team News: Hiroki Sakai and Takehiro Tomiyasu could miss out through injury.

Predicted Line-Up: Gonda, Yamane, Yoshida, Itakura, Nagatomo, Endo, Tanaka, Ito, Take, Kamada, Maeda

SPAIN

Produced one of the displays of the tournament against Costa Rica and played their part in an exciting game with Germany. However, they should have enough to be through to the next round, and Luis Enrique could make changes.

Key Players: Rodri, Alvaro Morata

Team News: Alvaro Morata has scored twice off the bench and could lead the line in this one.

Predicted Line-Up: Simon, Azpilicueta, Rodri, Laporte, Balde, Koke, Llorente, Sarabia, Fati, Williams, Morata

Japan vs Spain Prediction

After an excellent win against Germany, Japan now face an uphill task to qualify. Spain are in pole position and should get the victory to secure qualification.

BET ON SPAIN TO WIN - 2/5 with Fitzdares

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