Colombia vs Japan Today’s Soccer Prediction
Colombia is probably the favorite in one of the most exciting groups of the entire World Cup in Russia. In our opinion, the men of José Pekerman have the perfect blend of team unity and individual class, as well as the same in terms of routine and youth. In addition, you can not enter completely uncharted territory at the final round in 2018, but succeeded in 2014 in Brazil. At that time, the South Americans moved into the quarter-finals, with James Rodriguez even the top scorer. The midfielder, who is now involved with Bayern Munich, is also leading an enormously strong offensive. In addition to the men are also Izquierdo and Cuadrado on the wings and of course Captain Falcao, Luis Muriel or Carlos Bacca in the storm center to call, all of their money also at top clubs earn and are accordingly used to high speed. Advantages compared to Japan, we also see in the physical area, the Colombians are known for their robust style of play, which also results in the mentioned good mix of physique and playful class. In addition, the squad has also developed in the defensive area, if you want to draw a comparison to the 2014 World Cup. With Tottenham star Davinson Sanchez, there is a player in the center of defense who can become one of the absolute climbers of this tournament. Yerry Mina has come to only a few missions this season at FC Barcelona International matches have already scored 3 goals – not a bad value for a central defender. Also on the defensive backsides you are well-stocked with Arias and Mojica, but there is a lack of width in the squad. The fact that Colombia is able to keep up with the very big teams was shown in the 3-2 victory against France in March 2018. This means that they have lost no international match this year, with the other friendly matches against Egypt and Australia with only one 0-0 draw came to an end. Therefore, one can conclude that the Pekerman-Elf then fails, when an opponent is enormously close staggered and only a few rooms permits. Once these arise, dynamics and playful quality can be played forward in the game. That one can get problems with Asian teams, showed the 1: 2 defeat at the end of 2017 against South Korea. In Group A of the South American qualification for the finals, they also had no easy time. In the end, they were as Table 4. only one point before the 6th from Chile, which is already no longer eligible to play in the final round. Surprisingly, we located problems in this qualification, especially on offense. Although 21 goals in 18 games are not a completely bad value, even Venezuela had only 2 fewer goals after completing the group.
If you want to make the distribution of roles in Group H, it will probably be in the duel between Colombia and Japan to play the biggest favorite against the most blatant underdog in the struggle for promotion, with the Colombians share their role well with Poland. Japan could convince in the preparation for the tournament in Russia only at the very end. Against Paraguay, a 4-2 victory was celebrated a few days ago, with above all the performance in the 2nd half makes hope, after the break was 0-1 down. Before that, there was a series of 5 consecutive winless games, with the offensive above all a source of concern. They lost 2-0 to Switzerland and also lost 2-0 to Ghana, with a 1-1 draw against Ukraine and a 1-1 draw against the non-World Cup-qualified team from Mail. After all: In the victory against Paraguay especially the important offensive players were able to play their class. So Takashi Inui scored twice, BVB star Kagawa also entered the shooting list. It is doubtful whether peace will really set in in the land of the rising sun. Because: At the beginning of the year 2018 ended the so successful term of coach Vahid Halihodzic, who had taken over the team in 2015 and led sovereign to the finals. Phases two and three of the Asian qualifiers could each be finished as group winners, it was only bankruptcy against the United Arab Emirates and in the last as well as almost meaningless game against Saudi Arabia. In December, however, it came to a momentous 1: 4 defeat against Japan, which ultimately meant the end for the Bosnian coach, and the relationship between coach and team was considered tense. Neo-coach Akira Nishino was able to show little success before the Paraguay game, as well as tactical experiments were at Japan last on the agenda, such as a similar with triple chain, which went against Switzerland properly in the pants. Cadet technology, however, we see Japan by no means ill-prepared. A variety of players earn their money abroad, especially in the German Bundesliga, such as midfield engine Hasebe (Frankfurt) or Harguchi and Usami (Dusseldorf) or the already mentioned Kagawa. With Okazaki and Muto you also have two strikers available, which are in Germany and England to the mainstays of their teams (Leicester and Mainz), between the post one trusts in the World Cup experienced Ejii Kwashima. Bitter: The direct duel between Japan and Colombia absolutely does not speak for the men from Asia. Because: 3 times you met so far on the World Cup first-round opponent, while you could only achieve a single goal. Most recently, they also met at the 2014 World Cup in the group stage, Japan lost smoothly with 1: 4.
Colombia is a favorite for us in this game, although Japan was the last to win again. However, we see test opponents Paraguay significantly weaker than Colombia. Accordingly, a winning bet seems to offer itself for this encounter.
Prediction Today: Colombia wins