Venezuela U20 vs Japan U20: Preview & Prediction
Venezuela has impressed (*). Won 2-0 over Germany, 7-0 over Vanuatu (who scored 2 against both Germany and Mexico) and 1-0 over Mexico.
Vinotinto is from South America (got bronze in qualification in February), a somewhat stronger zone than Asia.
The match is played in Daejeon where Venezuela played his first 2 group matches, and where Japan has not yet played.
The Japanese have had less payout time – played Saturday, Venezuela on Friday.
Japan lost in group 0-2 to Uruguay as Venezuela hit the qualification.
Japan also closed goals against South Africa and against Italy – the latter were ahead of 2-0 after seven minutes (poor organization by deadbolt).
The Japanese World Cup squad lacks striker Nakamura who scored 2 goals in the Asian qualification (as well as two qualifying scorers).
Japan’s squad consists of people from the domestic league. An exception: A reserve goalkeeper plays the Lorient U19 team.
The Japanese offensive showed good things in the 2-1 win over South Africa and in the 2-2 match against Italy.
Great comeback against Italy that was ahead of 2-0 after seven minutes. Reduction via Italian goalkeeper drop. Compensation via the beautiful Doan dribbling.
The goal Japan crashed against South Africa should have been canceled for offside.
Japan won the Asian qualification in Bahrain in October without collecting one single goal in 6 matches (4 victories, 2 draws). Score yourself 13.
South American Venezuela is much further away from home than Asian Japan is.
Venezuela hardly passed on from the introductory group in South American qualification.
There have been some surprises at this World Cup.
I have checked a few Venezuela sports guides and did not find anything about acute injury, but I may have overlooked something.
Venezuela U20 vs Japan U20: Betting Tips
Venezuela U20 win – Odds: 2.10
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.30