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Saudi Arabia vs Japan: Prediction and Betting Tips

17:00, Oct 08 2021
Saudi Arabia vs Japan prediction for Thursday’s Asian World Cup qualification showdown at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. After grabbing six points from two matches second-placed Saudi Arabia host Japan who have three points and are third in Group B. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

Saudi Arabia looking for a third consecutive win

Having reached the World Cup finals on five occasions, Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most successful Asian teams. Moreover, the Green ones won the AFC Asian Cup three times and hold the joint record for appearing in the final six times. During the 1994 World Cup, Saudi Arabia beat Belgium and Morocco and became only the second Arab team to reach the second round.

Currently playing in group B, coach Herve Renard’s team won their two matches against Vietnam and Oman. However more tough opposition is ahead as they go face to face with Japan one of their main rivals in Asian football supremacy. Still, coach Renard must be confident of his team’s chances in this match considering Japan’s shaky start to the qualifications.

Saudi Arabia Key Stats

  • Saudi Arabia are on a seven-match winning streak
  • The Green ones scored on average 2.3 goals in the last ten matches
  • Renard’s team had eight clean sheets in ten games

Japan’s ambition is a place in the finals

Asia’s second best-ranked team in the world at number 26 Japan suffered a surprise defeat in their opening match. Notably, it was against Oman 0-1 and despite beating China in their second match, the Blue Samurai need to win. Hence, this fixture is will be the most important for the Japanese in this qualifications so far.

Amazingly Japan reached the last six World Cups and qualified for the second round on three occasions. In addition, coach Moriyasu’s team won the AFC Asian Cup a record four times. They also reached the world number 9 spot on the Fifa ranking in 1998. 

Japan Key Stats

  • Japan lost one of their last eight matches
  • The Blue Samurais failed to score in two of their last ten matches
  • Some difficulty in scoring for japan as they found the back of the net just once in the last two matches

Saudi Arabia vs Japan Prediction

Although there are still ten matches to be played in the qualifications, Japan needs to stay intact with the top two. Hence they can’t afford to lose this match. Moreover, a defeat here and an Australian win over Oman will increase the gap to six points.

Saudi Arabia on the other side, look in good form despite not playing the top teams in the group. In any case coach, Renard knows this is a key match playing at home against one of their main contenders. Consequently, a positive result is a must.

Considering the last results of both teams and the stats and the fact that their last three h2h saw under 3.5 goals, we will back under 3.5 goals with a double chance combination at Vbet.

Saudi Arabia vs Japan Betting Tips

1 or X and Under 3.5 Goals 1.89 at Vbet

BTTS No  1.71 at Vbet

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