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Japan u23 vs Spain u23: Prediction and Betting Tips
Japan u23 hoping for a first final in their history
Japan have had a very impressive campaign so far in the Olympics. They have won all their matches and conceded just one goal in the process. Coach Moriyasu’s team needed penalty kicks to decide their quarter-final match against New Zealand after both sides failed to score in 120 minutes.
Commanding wins over France, Mexico, and South Africa made the 2020 Tokyo games’ hosts the only team with full marks in the group stage. Japan looked tired and slow in their build-up against New Zealand who were very aggressive defensively. Japan will face a team that plays a completely different style but similar to theirs with short passes and keeping possession for long periods.
Japan u23 Key Points
- Japan have won three of their last four matches in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- The average goals scored by Japan in the last ten matches is 3.1
- The number of times Japan scored in their last four matches is three
Spain u23 looking to withstand the hosts’ challenge
The 2012 Gold Medalists Spain, had the most dramatic quarter-final clash with the Ivory Coast. Coach de la Fuente’s team had to come from behind twice to equalize. La Rojita were on the verge of elimination after Ivory Coast went ahead 2-1 in the 91st minute.
But super sub Rafael Mir had another opinion scoring the equalizer on the 93rd minute after just two minutes from coming on. Mir added another two goals in extra time allowing Spain to overcome a fierce challenge from the Ivory Coast 5-2. Spain will now play the hosts Japan in what promises to be a nail-biting contest between two teams on top form.
Spain u23 Key Points
- Spain have not lost in their last four matches
- The number of times Spain scored in the last four matches is three
- Spain have one clean sheet in four matches
Japan u23 vs Spain u23 Prediction
This will be the third meeting between Japan and Spain. In their last meeting in London 2012, Japan won 1-0. It will be interesting to see whether Japan can repeat that victory they long for desperately, after nine years on home soil.
Spain had a shaky start to the Olympic Games drawing with Egypt. De la Fuentes’ team clearly suffer against teams that play packed defense. Japan are not that kind of a team and we think that will make this match open to all possibilities.
We can see that with the bookies’ odds for a Spain win as Vbet is offering 2.15 and 3.55 for a Japan win. In the combos section on Vbet, there is a bet that offers 1 or 2 and over 1.5 total goals. This is a very probable bet with profitable odds of 1.80.
Japan u23 vs Spain u23 Betting Tips
1 or 2 and over 1.5 Total Goals 1.80 at Vbet
Under 2.5 Total Goals 1.71 at Vbet
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