Betting Preview: Japan v Senegal: Expect both teams to score

Laurence Griffiths
Considering that neither of these sides appeared too solid at the back in their last outing should make them go all guns blazing in this encounter

Japan slug it out with Senegal for their penultimate Group H fixture at Ekaterinburg Arena on Sunday.

The Samurai Blue defeated the group preferred, Colombia, after stripping the South Americans of a talented Carlos Sanchez, which cost them a penalty that was notched.

Yuya Osako Japan 2018 World Cup

Despite the Asian side not winning any of their previous matches against their African opponents, they enter this duel with full confidence and will be hoping to take control of the group. Thus, Bet365 offers odds of (3.60) for them to pull off a shock.

The Lions of Teranga were outstanding with their tactical sense against Poland, as they recorded a surprise 2-1 victory on Tuesday. They are, therefore, chalked up at (2.25) as slight favourites here.

A share of spoils at the end of 90 minutes of intense action is priced by the bookmakers at a mouth-watering (3.30).

Three of Akira Nishino’s charges’ last five clashes have produced three or more goals, while two of Aliou Cisse’s men’s last five showdowns has featured the same result. Hence, it appears profitable to see a similar outcome here at (2.40).

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Cisse’s side boast of a defensive solidity, with four of their last five outings yielding stalemate in the first 45 minutes. Two of Japan’s has seen the same result too. It’s, therefore, worth backing the same result here at (1.95).

A 2-1 correct score prediction in favour of Senegal seems enticing here as that was the result against Poland. The bookies quote a whopping (11.00) for a possible outcome here.

Punters willing to eke out massive fortune here should back an outcome that sees goal action at both ends of the pitch. While Japan have both found the net and shipped in goals in six of their last eight fixtures, Senegal have notched in eight of their last 10 duels. Bet365 offers odds of (2.05) for a likely result here.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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