Ecuador – Japan : Preview & Prediction
Japan will want to try to get a qualification by finishing in the top 2 of the 3rd pool (in 3 groups). Nothing is lost but the deal is complicated. Japan, which started this Copa America with a big defeat against Chile (0-4), recovered well by holding on to Uruguay (2-2) in the second match. A success over Ecuador could allow Japan to qualify for the 1/4 final, but that depends on the results of the other two groups. Ecuador is already eliminated after their two defeats conceded against Uruguay (0-4) and before Chile (1-2). This is the third ranking failure for Ecuador after a setback against Mexico (2-3) in friendly on June 10th. We must go back to November 21, 2018 to see trace of the last victory of the band in Valencia against Panama (2-1).
Japan leads 1 victory to 0 in direct confrontations.
Ecuador is on an ongoing series of 6 games without a win (2 draws and 4 losses).
Ecuador has just wiped 3 defeats of rank, current series.
Japan remains on 1 draw in front of Uruguay (2-2).
Japan conceded only 1 defeat over its last 5 meetings.
Ecuador has his head in the bucket and is already eliminated. He remains a tiny hope of qualification for Japan provided he wins his match.
Ecuador – Japan : Betting Tips
Japan – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70