Sunday’s Group E match between Japan and Costa Rica at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium will take place in 2022. In their inaugural match, Japan defeated Germany by a memorable score of 2-1. In the 33rd minute, lkay Gündoan gave Germany the lead, but the Samurai Blue showed remarkable resolve in the second half to score two goals in a row.
In the 75th minute, Ritsu Doan equalized with a goal four minutes after coming on as a substitute, and Takuma Asano, another substitute, scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute. Costa Rica will be hoping for a better performance in this match after Spain’s 7-0 defeat in their campaign’s opening match.
If Japan prevails in this match, they will advance to the knockout stage. On the other side, in the event that Costa Rica neglects to get a point from the game, they will be wiped out by the opposition.
Japan vs Costa Rica Match Details :
- Japan v Costa Rica, Group E – 2nd Round Match
- Date – 27/11/2022
- Starting time – 10:00 UTC
- Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Japan vs Costa Rica Prediction :
Japan will be looking to extend its winning streak against Los Ticos with a victory in this match as well. Their World Cup campaign began with a victory, and they should be able to carry that momentum into this match.
Japan has the incentive to perform at their highest level in order to avoid a last-day showdown with Spain for their hopes of making the knockout stage, and a victory here would guarantee them a spot in the knockout round.
In their opening match of the campaign, Costa Rica was hammered 7-0 by Spain, and they will be looking to come back strong here. Given their poor record against Japan, we believe the Asian team will eke out a narrow victory, even though we anticipate them to perform better than in their campaign opener.
Prediction: Japan 2-1 Costa Rica
Japan vs Costa Rica Head to Head :
The two teams met five times, and each encounter was friendly. Japan has never lost in these games, winning four of them and drawing one. In four of their five encounters with the South American team, Japan has scored at least three goals. In their five games against Japan, the South American team has scored at least three goals.
In the opening match of the FIFA World Cup, Costa Rica was the only team to concede more goals than anyone else (7). In five of their last seven World Cup games, Costa Rica has failed to score. In five of Japan’s six FIFA World Cup games, more than 2.5 goals have been scored.
Japan has won one of its last four games, while Costa Rica has lost all seven of its competition matches. In their last three FIFA World Cup games, Costa Rica has conceded at least two goals, and their 7-0 loss to Spain was their worst performance ever.
Japan vs Costa Rica Betting tips:
- Tip 1: Result – Japan
- Tip 2: Goals – Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Over 2.5
- Tip 3: Japan to score first – Yes
- Tip 4: At least a goal to be scored in the second half – Yes
- Tip 5: Takuma Asano to score or assist anytime – Yes
Japan vs Costa Rica Lineups :
- Nagatomo, Yoshida, Itakura, Sakai
- Tanaka, Endo
- Kubo, Kamada, Ito
- Martínez, Fuller, Duarte, Calvo, Oviedo
- Campbell, Borges,Tejeda, Bennette
Japan vs Costa Rica Where to Watch :
|Fox Soccer Plus, ViX
|Molotov, Free, L’Equipe, L’Equipe Web
|SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3
|JioTV, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV
|Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD