Netherlands - Japan Betting Preview: Back at least one team to keep a clean sheet

Oranje face Alberto Zaccheroni's side in Genk on Saturday with both sides already having secured their place in Brazil next summer and our tipster is backing few goals
Netherlands take on Japan in a friendly with both sides easily qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil this year.

Alberto Zaccheroni's men topped the Asian qualification group, winning five of their eight matches to secure 17 points and finish four ahead of Australia.

Oranje's qualification was emphatic. Louis van Gaal's men won nine of their 10 matches to sail through with 28 points, nine ahead of Romania in second position.

Van Gaal's side come into this friendly unbeaten in their last 15 matches, winning 11 of those games. Netherlands will be keen to prepare well for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, having lost in the final to Spain in South Africa back in 2010.

The Dutch hold the unfortunate record of playing in the most finals without winning, with three near-misses to their name.

Van Gaal will be keen to go one better next summer and you can be sure that his side will take the friendlies seriously. BetVictor price them at 4/9 (1.44) to win this match.

Japan come into the game having lost their last two. Serbia comfortably beat Zaccheroni's side 2-0 in October, before Belarus claimed victory four days later with a 1-0 win.

The Samurai do not travel well, losing five of their last eight away matches. Japan have qualified for the last five World Cups, though, and will be looking to find some form within the friendlies they play in the build-up to Brazil. BetVictor price them at 11/2 (6.50) to claim victory. The same firm price the draw at 33/10 (4.33).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is both teams to score 'NO' at 20/21 (1.95). This would have paid out in five of Holland's last seven home matches, as well as in three of Japan's last four.

Both teams to score 'NO' at 20/21 (1.95) 1.0pt with BetVictor

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