Japan vs Costa Rica – Predictions & Tips for Match outcome, Handicaps & Goalscorer on 27/11/2022
Japan vs Costa Rica prediction for Saturday’s World Cup fixture at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. The kickoff for this game is scheduled at 10:00 UK time. Read on for our free prediction betting tips and preview.
Japan vs Costa Rica Free Prediction and Betting Tips
Bookmaker Ratings Prediction One: Japan To Win – 1.45
Bookmaker Ratings Prediction Two: Handicap 1(-1) – 1.74
Bookmaker Ratings Prediction Three: Anytime Goalscorer – Asano Takuma
Japan To Win
Japan are yet to lose against Costa Rica in all their last 3 meetings, winning 2 and sharing spoils in the other. The Japanese produced a sensational victory against Germany on their first game of the tournament and will be hoping to extend the win run when they lock horns with a Costa Rica side that was demolished 7-0 by Spain.
Handicap Japan (-1)
I expect Japan to win with more than 1 goal difference considering the defensive problems in the Costa Rica team. A likely score of 2-0 or 3-0 as Costa Rica will hardly score.
Anytime Goalscorer – Asano Takuma
Asano Takuma netted a very important and also beautiful goal last match as Japan climbed on to the second place after beating Germany 2-1 from behind. The 28-year-old is likely to get on the score sheet again when they battle Costa Rica.
Preliminary Review and Match Prediction for Japan vs Costa Rica
The Japanese are fired up following the victory against Germany on their first game of the tournament and a win against Costa Rica will place them one leg into the knockout phase while they hope for another impressive result against Spain.
Costa are currently sitting at the last position and considered the least team to make it into the next stage following the disastrous loss against Spain. However a victory against Japan could help revive their hopes but not an easy thing to come by.
Japan vs Costa Rica Prediction.
Japan are the most favorites in the game and will likely end the game ahead of Costa Rica with at least 2 goals difference with Takuma Asano as one of the scorers.
An Over 1.5 option is a very good and less risky bet as Japan are likely to put more than 1 goal into Costa Rica’s goal post.
Japan vs Costa Rica Team News
Japan will be without Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu with the 24-year-old out on injury and yet to recover. Every other member of the squad is available for selection.
Costa Rica have a full squad to choose from as they are yet to record and injury on the tournament.
Japan vs Costa Rica Probable Lineups
Japan: Gonda; Tomiyasu, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo, Tanaka; Ito, Kamada, Kubo; Asano
Costa Rica: Navas; Waston, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Tejeda, Borges; Bennette, Fuller; Campbell, Contreras
Most Popular FAQ for Japan vs Costa Rica
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Japan won 3-0 the last they met Costa Rica at Panasonic Stadium Suita (Suita) back in 2018.
Where will this match be played?
Sunday’s game will be played at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan).
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this fixture?
We recommend checking out the odds at 1xbet for Japan vs Costa Rica.
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