Japan-Uruguay Betting Preview: Back the hosts to enjoy friendly victory

Alberto Zaccheroni's men have already secured their place at World Cup 2014 and they will be looking for victory when they take on Oscar Tabarez's side in Rizu on Wednesday
Japan became the first team to qualify for World Cup 2014 back in June and Alberto Zaccheroni’s side continue their preparations for next summer’s showpiece event when they play host to Uruguay at Miyagi Stadium on Wednesday morning.

Japan come into this clash in high spirits after winning the East Asian Cup last month and the home side will be keen to keep up the momentum when they meet Oscar Tabarez’s men.

Alberto Zaccheroni’s side are available at 6/4 (2.50) with Bet365 to claim victory in Rizu on Wednesday morning while the South Americans are chalked up as a 9/5 (2.80) chance with the same firm to get the better of the hosts. The draw is available at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet365.

Should the match end 0-0, Bet365 will refund all correct score, half-time/full-time and scorecast bets placed before kick-off on Wednesday morning but, given Japan’s recent record, a goalless encounter seems unlikely here.

The last six matches involving Alberto Zaccheroni’s side have produced an astonishing 27 goals while Oscar Tabarez’s men have scored in each of their last seven matches.

Therefore, the 19/20 (1.95) quote from Bet365 for more than two goals to be scored when these two sides go head-to-head looks to represent outstanding value and should be snapped up accordingly by punters.

Oscar Tabarez’s side find themselves in a dogfight as they aim to qualify for World Cup 2014 and their focus will be on next month’s crucial clash with Peru so the hosts are excellent value to claim victory on Wednesday.

Japan will be keen to assert themselves on this contest from the first whistle and the 3/1 (4.0) available from Bet365 for Alberto Zaccheroni’s men to lead at both half-time and full-time is sure to appeal to those looking to back bigger prices.

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Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) 2pts with bet365
Japan to lead at half-time and full-time at 3/1 (4.0) 0.5pts with bet365

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