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In just a few days, the 21st FIFA World Cup will kick off with the opening match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. Before that, however, there will be the last final friendly between Poland and Lithuania as well as Japan and Paraguay on Tuesday.
In this article, we deal with the game between Japan and Paraguay, which is kicked off at 14:05 clock in the stadium Tivoli in Innsbruck. While the South Americans relaxed the test match due to the missed qualification and can tackle without pressure, it is for the Asians after three Testspielpleiten in a row to get a successful dress rehearsal finally the necessary self-confidence for the World Cup finals. But this will certainly not be easy, after all, Paraguay is an unpleasant opponent to play and could in the World Cup qualifiers and away multiple times triple points. In our eyes, there are some signs of a goalless draw, so here we have two betting options (tip X or below 2.5 goals) envisaged and set us ultimately because of the attractive odds for the tip on a draw. Matching bets are offered by Bet365 at betting odds up to $ 3, where we tend to consider low stakes as appropriate.
The Japanese national football team has been able to qualify regularly for a World Cup since 1998, but was in the tournament itself but usually not a good picture. Three times came the Aus already in the preliminary round, twice it was enough with some luck, at least for the knockout stages. This year Group H is against Poland, Senegal and Colombia. Not only because of the so far miserable preparation of the Bluae Samurai – as the Japanese selection is also called – a renewed achievement of the knockout rounds might be wishful thinking. A victory in the final preparatory match could at least rekindle the euphoria and self-confidence among the Japanese, and perhaps even cause a surprise at the World Cup.
Qualifying for the World Cup finals ended Japan in first place in the third round of the Asian group (6-2-2, 17: 7), especially against Saudi Arabia, Australia and the United Arab Emirates through that followed on the squares. Shortly before the turn of the year, the Samurai Blue then took part in the East Asia Championship and celebrated there against China and North Korea their most recent successes before it was in the game for the group win against South Korea a 1: 4 clap. In 2018, the Japanese completed so far four preparatory games, of which not even against Mali (1: 1) could be won. Following the Samurai Blue lost first with 1: 2 against Ukraine and 0: 2 against Ghana. Last Friday, the team of head coach Akira Nishino (who was on the sideline against Ghana for the first time) lost 2-0 to Switzerland. Quite as clear as the result sounds, the defeat was not. Finally, the Asians decided at least the shot on goal statistics with 5: 2 for themselves, but had to be accused of a poor utilization of opportunities.
After the national team of Paraguay in the years 1998 to 2010 could qualify throughout the World Cup finals, they failed in the last qualifier, as well as four years ago only just. Crucial this time was the 0: 1 defeat on the final day against the last of the South American Group Venezuela and although La Albirroja – as the Paraguayan selection is also called – was indeed the dominant team and also recorded a significant increase in opportunities for themselves.
Previously, Paraguay are still two quite surprising away victories, which had provided for the excellent starting position on the final day of qualifying. So the team of coach Francisco Arce was really annoying both Chile and Colombia. The 3-0 success in Chile was among other things crucial for the fact that the Chileans could not qualify in the end for the World Cup and the 2: 1 victory in Colombia, that the Colombians had to fear for the final match day for the direct qualification , Following the qualification, the Arce-Elf completed only one test match against the United States, which was lost 0-1. Here, too, Paraguay acted at eye level with the Americans and would have well deserved a draw, so the bankruptcy should not be overrated.
Japan vs Paraguay head to head matches
04.09.10 FI Japan Paraguay 1 : 0
29.06.10 WC Paraguay Japan 1 : 0 (0 : 0)
27.05.08 KC Japan Paraguay 0 : 0
27.05.08 FI Japan Paraguay 0 : 0
11.06.03 KC Japan Paraguay 0 : 0