Japan vs Spain Predictions

Japan and Spain will meet in the 3rd round of the World Cup group stage. After the victory over Germany, Japan surprisingly lost to Costa Rica and complicated their position for clinching the top-two finish. On the other hand, Spain is one point away from reaching the round of 16.

December 1st, 2022 – 20:00

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Japan vs Spain Betting Tips & Predictions

Spain to win @ 1.45

Over 2.5 FT @ 1.75

Correct score 1:2 @ 9.00

Reason for Japan vs Spain Predictions

The euphoria of Japan’s second-half display in a 2-1 triumph over Germany evaporated as they went down 1-0 to Costa Rica. Hajime Moriyasu’s side controlled possession and led 14-4 in attempts on goal but looked lightweight in attack this time. At the other end, goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda made a feeble attempt to save Keysher Fuller’s curling shot in the 81st minute, and that mistake proved costly. That result left the Samurai Blue knowing they may need to do something special in their final group fixture to progress. “Spain is a strong team,” said Moriyasu. “However, from the beginning, we were thinking from three matches, we would try to advance, so we will just go for good preparation for a good match.” Japan is a technically correct side, but the fear here is that in everything they do, Spain does better. Hajime Moriyasu will certainly make changes to the side that lost against Costa Rica on Sunday. Monaco midfielder Takumi Minamino could come into the starting XI with Takuma Asano. Takuma Asano enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and goes toward the goal, the opponent has problems because he passes through the defense like a fast train. Yuki Soma found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.

Spain enters this fixture, the first-ever competitive meeting between these nations, as obvious favorites to qualify, with La Roja sitting on 4 points, 1 point ahead of both Japan and Costa Rica, and three clear of Germany. Needing only a draw to top the section, Spain could yet be knocked out should they lose here, and Costa Rica beat Germany. An unlikely scenario, of course, yet Spain should still be up for this one as they look to settle the section in their favor. Luis Enrique could make some alterations to his starting XI, with the Spaniards needing only a draw to top the section. Still, with qualification for the knockout phase not mathematically guaranteed, the former Barcelona boss seems unlikely to make wholesale changes. Alvaro Morata should come into the side, though, having scored as a second-half substitute against Germany. Fati plays fantastically and creates a lot of problems for the opponent’s defense. Many clubs are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Pedri is one of the best midfielders in the world, all praise for him.


It is going to be an exciting clash, as Japan is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Spain should meet the expectations and deliver a win.

The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.

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