Japan vs Brazil
Date: Friday, 10th November 2017
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille, France).
Japan and Brazil, the two teams that earned automatic qualification to the World Cup 2018 lock horns in a friendly at a neutral venue in France on Friday afternoon, 10th November 2017.
The Japanese side finished top of their group ahead of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Australia to clinch their spot at the major tournament in Russia. Since then, they were in action for two friendlies against lower ranked sides New Zeland (2-1 win) and Haiti 3-3 draw).
Japan’s head coach Vahid Halilhodzic is taking the friendly game against Brazil seriously and called all the key players to the 23-men squad. Also, considering the fact that they will play the European giants Belgium four days later.
Likewise, Brazil dominated the CONMEBOL zone this term and produced one of their best qualification campaign in decades to finish top of the group with a 10 point cushion over second placed Uruguay. Unarguably, the team has taken a giant leap under the management of Tite and will be looking to make amends for the humiliation at the 2014 edition at their own turf.
Tite named a strong squad for the November friendlies against Japan and England with all major players including Neymar, Firmino and Coutinho. While the inform Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus also get his team in the team sheet.
Japan vs Brazil: Head-to-head
Brazil are unbeaten in 7 meetings with Japan in all competitions – 5 wins and 2 draws.
Their last meeting was in a friendly in 2014, Brazil bagging their fourth win on the bounce against Japan with a 4-0 final scoreline.
Japan vs Brazil: Predictions
The match is played at a neutral venue and we can write-off any home advantage in this fixture. Therefore, bets must be picked on the basis of strengths of the team and this look like a certain Brazil win. For Japan, the priority will be to give their best on the field and avoid a humiliating defeat.
Japan vs Brazil: Bet Tips
FT – Brazil -1.75 Asian Handicap @ 1.92
HT/FT – Brazil/Brazil @ 1.74
Highest Scoring Half – Second Half @ 2.00 odd.
Match Odds Courtesy of Jetbull
- Special Offer: Join Jetfull and claim your €75 SPORTS WELCOME BONUS
New to Jetbull Sports? Join today and when you make your first deposit, we will add 50% of the deposited amount, up to €75 (or your account currency equivalent of €75), to your account! (Terms and Conditions Apply).