Belgium – Japan : Preview & Prediction
Belgium made it their way to finish first in their group ahead of England with a short 1-0 win over The Three Lions in day three of the group stage. The Red Devils, undefeated for 22 months, had previously defeated Panama (3-0) and Tunisia (5-2) in the first two days. The selection of Roberto Martinez could meet Brazil in the next round if both teams qualify. Led by a Lukaku on fire (4 goals) and a Hazard (2 goals) with the stick, Belgium could pass the Japanese obstacle. A Japanese selection that owes its qualification for the 1/8 round of finals that the number of yellow cards received. In perfect tie with Senegal (same number of goals scored and conceded), Japan has moved to the place of Africans following a lower number of warnings as provided by the regulation. After a promising success in front of Colombia (2-1), Nishino’s team lost its superb afterwards by getting a draw in front of Senegal (2-2) and bowing to the general surprise in front of Poland (0-1) that was already eliminated. The Japanese will have to raise their level to not take a demonstration against Belgium!
Belgium easily dominated Group G with 3 wins over Panama, Tunisia and England.
Japan has come close to qualifying and is struggling to qualify after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 draw tied with Senegal, 3rd.
Belgium won the last direct confrontation on the score of 1 goal to 0 in friendly thanks to Lukaku.
Belgium impresses and is on an incredible series of 5 ranked wins, friendly and World Cup matches combined.
Belgium has not lost since 1 September 2016 and stands as a potential candidate for the final title.
Japan remains on two consecutive cons-performances against Senegal (2-2) and ahead of Poland (0-1).
Belgium, ultra favorite in this opposition, should logically continue in this World Cup. Victory of the Red Devils!
Belgium – Japan : Betting Tips
Belgium – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70