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Japan v Senegal Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018

23rd June 2018 / lee
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Japan v Senegal- World Cup 2018

Japan v Senegal World Cup 2018, 24th June – 4.00 p.m

With Japan and Senegal both pulling off surprise wins in their opening group stage match this sets up a very interesting scenario. The winner of this fixture will guarantee themselves a place in the next round of competition. Who will get the vital three points in this crucial Group H clash at Russia 2018? Read our Japan v Senegal betting tips for insights.

Japan v Senegal Betting Odds*

Senegal 13/10
Draw 11/5
Japan 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 21st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.)

Japan v Senegal Betting Tips

Japan sprung a huge surprise on Colombia in their opening game at the tournament, helped along by the South Americans going down to ten men after five minutes. Still, Japan stuck at their task and got maximum points to set themselves up with a chance of making it through to the round of sixteen. That is back to back wins that Japan have recorded now so their current form is improving as they had lost three in a row previous to that. Japan haven’t been in great form overall for a long time and they won’t have been heavily backed to have beaten Colombia.

But they got some early fortune and even when they were pulled back level in the game, they didn’t give up and kept pressing. So they actually get a bit of credit for their display and we are predicting some goals to flow in this one. Over 2.5 goals is at 7/5 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.) and we are going with that because neither defence of these two looks particularly great and this could be an open game. Plus Japan are without a clean sheet in their last six games and they have conceded exactly two goals in four of their last five fixtures. They were heavy outsiders to make an impact in this group and yet here they are in with the chance of booking qualification.

Just like Japan, Senegal have won their last two matches after some indifferent form before that. Those are their only wins in their last six games. It was a strange match that Senegal were involved in against Poland, as the European side were much the better of the two but to their credit, Senegal’s defence did a great job in shutting down Poland hotshot Robert Lewandowski. But they gave up a lot of ball in the game so it will be interesting to see how they handle Japan and whether or not they can handle the pace of them. Senegal have hit the back of the net in four of their last six games, but they didn’t really pose much of an attacking threat against Poland, which is a strange thing to say as they won 2-1. Still, that was down to opportunistic moments for them. Things are little hard to judge in the correct score market but the 1-1 draw is short at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 8:46 p.m.) and it may just be safer going for an option of both teams to score in his match. There is huge pressure to be taken off the shoulders of one of these.

Japan v Senegal Head to Head

There is only brief history between these two who have met just twice before. They were friendly internationals in 2001 and 2003. Senegal won both of those with a clean sheet.

Who will win – Japan v Senegal Predictions

Senegal looks the sharper of the two, they are likely going to be able to get forward with a bit more purpose than Japan are. There is a huge incentive for both of these to push hard for three points to take all the pressure off themselves. Our betting tips for Japan v Senegal are leaning towards the Africans.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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