Japan vs Croatia – Predictions & Tips for Handicap & Correct Score on 5/12/2022

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⚽️Japan vs Croatia upcoming match 5/12/2022 prediction by Kingsley Ikechi ✓ Highest Odds ✓ Betting tips for Handicap & Correct Score
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Japan vs Croatia prediction for Monday’s World Cup fixture at the Al Janoub Stadium. The kickoff for this game is scheduled at 15:00 UK time. Read on for our free prediction betting tips and preview.

Japan vs Croatia Free Prediction and Betting Tips

Bookmaker Ratings Prediction One: Handicap 1 (+1) – 1.33

Bookmaker Ratings Prediction Two: Correct Score 2-1

Handicap 1 (+1)

Japan have in their last 3 games in the World Cup won their matches twice when playing against a stronger side, beating Spain and Germany 2-1. Considered the underdogs against Croatia, am predicting a +1 goal handicap in favor of Japan who I expect to end the day victorious.

Correct Score 2-1

The strange 2-1 sequence has been repeating for a while with the Japanese side, coming from behind twice in the tournament to claim a 2-1 victory. Prior the World Cup, the Asians also beat Canada 2-1 in a friendly match.

The last two games between both sides have ended in 0-0 and 0-1 results in favor of Croatia.

Preliminary Review and Match Prediction for Japan vs Croatia


Japan are fired up to stun the World after proving they are equal to the task, beating Germany and Spain to finish at the top of the Group E, the team meeting Croatia for the third time in the World Cup will be looking to advance into the next stage where they will face Brazil or South Korea.


Croatia are on another superb try to take home the World Cup after missing to win the last, losing to France on the final after their impressing run. Croatia finished behind Morocco in the Group F following a last match 0-0 draw where several misses from Romelu Lukaku saved them from eviction.

Japan vs Croatia Prediction.

Definitely would be a tough match for both teams who have given their best to make it to this stage, I predict the 90 minutes to end in favor of Japan who have in the recent past impressed when considered underdogs in a match.

Safe Bet

Considering the both team’s current form and statistics the safe bet option will be the option of no free-kick in the first 00:00 to 00:59 minutes that will only go south if either teams starts off in an unprofessional way.

Japan vs Croatia Team News

While Croatia will have their full squad to choose from, Japan will miss Ko Itakura who due to excessive yellow cards accumulation won’t be allowed by FIFA to participate in the game against Croatia.

Japan vs Croatia Probable Lineups

Japan: Gonda; Tomiyasu, Taniguchi, Yoshida; Ito; Morita, Tanaka, Nagatomo; Doan, Maeda, Kamada.

Croatia: Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Kramaric, Livaja, Perisic.

Most Popular FAQ for Japan vs Croatia

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Japan drew 0-0 against Croatia the last time they met back in 2006.

Where will this match be played?

Monday’s game will be played at Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah).

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this fixture?

We recommend checking out the odds at Vbet for Japan vs Croatia.

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FIFA World Cup 2022
15:00/5 dec
Japan - Croatia
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