Japan vs Ghana Today’s Soccer Prediction
Following the dismissal of former ex-coach Vahid Halilhodzic, the Japanese national team must use the test games remaining until the 2018 World Cup to practice the new ideas and input of the new coach of the “Samurai Blue” – Akira Nishino – and until the first group match of the World Cup 2018 against Colombia to get back on track. Nishino is considered an old hand of Japanese football and was used as a club-internal solution to make the change on the bench before the start of the 2018 World Cup as smooth as possible. The 63-year-old coach already led the Japanese national team in 1996 and celebrated a prestigious victory against favored Brazil in the same year’s Olympic Games. Since April 2016 Nishino has served as Technical Director of the Japanese Association and is therefore not entirely unknown. After recent disappointing results (1: 2 defeat to Ukraine, 1: 1 draw against Mali) Nishino followed the authoritarian valid Valilhodzic and should provide in the finish of the preparation for the 2018 World Cup for the decisive impetus. In our forecast, we expect that Nishino will not change much of the basic tactical alignment so close to the World Cup in Russia, but will still turn on a few small screws that we could also find in our analysis. In our forecast, we expect the Japanese national team to play in the usual four-chain game system, but we expect to see a return to the more defensive 4-2-3-1 (as opposed to the offensive 4-3-3), which is also true for the World Cup should be more reasonable variant. Because there are waiting with Japan and Germany in Group H 2 offensive teams, against which could end up to an attack-heavy game system fatal. With Senegal, however, Japan has a team in the group, which is quite beatable for the “Samurai Blue” and to match opponents Ghana has similarities in style and tactics. In this respect we expect the Japanese under Neo-Coach Nishino to be more confident in our forecast than last, but against Ghana there are definitely some more offensive moves to be tested against Senegal for the World Cup match. With Keisuke Honda, Genki Haraguchi, Shinji Kagawa and Yoshinori Muto coach Nishino would have quite the cadre opportunities for a varied offensive game. All in all, we expect a Japanese national team in our forecast, which after the disappointing results last again bring security into their own game and thus probably will not risk too much. Nevertheless, in our bet tip, we assume that Japan wants to win at home before the World Cup and recommend placing on the host team’s win.
With third place and 6 points behind group winner Egypt, Ghana missed qualifying for the 2018 World Cup relatively clearly. Although Thomas Partey, a player from the Ghana squad could secure the top scorer in front of Egypt’s superstar Mo Salah (who scored as many goals as Partey, but significantly more time required), but this could not change the fact that ultimately sang – and missed the participation in the 2018 World Cup. A look at the goal difference seems to be the problems of Ghana to decipher relatively quickly: With 7 goals scored was in this regard second best team behind the Egyptians (8 hits), however, conceded with 5 goals the second most goals. Thus, in our forecast, we expect the national team of Ghana with focus on the defensive work, since according to our analysis there, most of the work is waiting for Coach Kwesi Appiah. The squad opportunities of Ghana are quite promising: With Lumor (Sporting Lisbon), Godfred Donsah (Bologna), Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor) or Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves) are some players in the squad, which are in European top leagues under contract. Leicester legionnaire Daniel Amarty will be injured due to injury. With Kwasi Okyere “Otschi” Wriedt also a very interesting striker was called for the first time, who plays with the amateurs of Bayern and in the cup even allowed to breathe the professionals already air. In the game against Japan Ghana is our forecast, however, classified as outsiders, but could come against the defensively last shaky Japanese again and again to opportunities. Nonetheless, in our bet tip, we’re forecasting Japan, as the “Samurai Blue” want to get back on track after the recent disappointing results and ultimately have a stronger squad.
Test matches are always a bit difficult when it comes to winning bets, but in our bet tip we are counting on a victory for the host team from Japan.
Prediction Today: Japan wins