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Japan vs Senegal Prediction & Betting tips
Somewhat surprisingly it comes on the second round in Group H for a direct duel between Japan and Senegal for a possible premature rise in the knockout rounds. Both teams were able to prevail in the first group match and thus hold now at three points. The victory of the Japanese over favored Colombia was the surprise in Group H. The Asians benefited from Colombia’s second fastest timeout in World Cup history. Carlos Sanchez caused a penalty in the third minute and was sent off the field with a red card. Senegal prevailed in parallel play in a fairly balanced duel against Poland.
Although Japan defeated Colombia, they benefited greatly from the exclusion and the early-converted penalty. We believe that Japan lost against eleven Colombians with their shown performance. Senegal put in an appealing game against Poland and in our opinion is therefore against Japan to favor.
The “Sumarai Blue” was before the start of the World Cup as an underdog in Group H, but surprised in the first game against the group favorite Colombia 2-1. As already mentioned, Carlos Sanchez made a fatal mistake in his own penalty area and had to leave the field in minute three with red. The subsequent converted penalty from Japanese star Shinji Kagawa brought the Asian early in the lead. With this great advantage, the team of coach Akira Nishino won this quite surprising victory.
With a man more was also the larger game share with the Japanese – they registered 57% possession of the ball and fit a total of 618 times the ball. Also the duel rate and the number of chances scored Japan. Nonetheless, they did not perform well against a weakened Colombia. We believe that eleven Colombians would most likely prevail. We bet that in a “normal” game, Japan will need a better performance against Senegal to finish with six points.
In 2002, Aliou Cissé Senegal captained the World Cup, 16 years later he sits as a success coach on the sidelines. Only for the second time are the Africans present at a World Cup and could repeat the success of 2002, when they reached the quarter-finals. For a victory against the upcoming opponent Japan would be great, because this would indeed mean the entry into the knockout rounds. The first game against Poland ended with a 2-1 victory. Overall, this game was fairly balanced. In half one Senegal was a bit more dominant, in the second half Poland was more at the pusher. Finally decided trifles in favor of Africans.
The superstar Sadio Mane could not yet play his great quality against Poland – he can certainly expect a lot more. Salif Sane and Kalidou Koulibaly give coach Cissé a good central defense and offensive forces like Mane, Keita Balde from AS Monaco, Stoke City’s Mame Diouf, Torino’s M’Baye Niang and Moussa Sow from Bursaspor are on the offensive. A very dynamic offensive from Senegal, which will put the Japanese defense quite difficult.
Japan vs Senegal head to head matches
10.09.03 FI Japan Senegal 0 : 1