Japan Vs Colombia
Date: Sunday, August 7 2016
Venue: Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
London 2012 semi-finalist “Japan” lock horns with South American giants “Colombia” for their second game in Group B.
Japan lost their first game in a goal filled encounter with Nigeria on Friday. The fast Japanese side scored 4 goals, and conceded against against their African opponent. Teguramori side now sits bottom of the log with zero point, and seek for quick redemption as the search for their first Olympic Gold medal.
However, Pabon each half strike ensure Colombia gets a point from their first game of the competition. Colombia played a 2-2 draw with Sweden on Thursday, therefore putting them 3rd on the on the Group B table. Most of all this crops of Colombian players broke the countries 24 years absence jinx from the Olympic stage.
Japan: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Kushibiki: Muroya, Shiotani, Ueda, Fujiharu: Endo, Harakawa, Nakaajima, Minamin: Asano, Koroki
Colombia: Predicted Line-Up(4-2-3-1)
Bonilla: Palacios, Machado, Tesillo, Blanata: Barrios, Perez- Roa, Gutierrez, Parbon Rios- Borja
Japan vs Colombia: Head-To-Head- Statistics
Both sides will be facing each other for the first time in an Olympics tournament.
However, Japan and Colombia senior team locked horns at the last world cup competition that took place in Brazil.The South American country enjoyed 4-1 ride over their Asian counterpart in that competition.
Japan vs Colombia: Prediction
Both sides have shown their goal scoring and defending strength in their first game of the group. While the Japanese are an attacking minded side with a little weakness at the defense, the Swedish are balance side both attacking and defensive wise.
This clash will definitely produce goals, but both will looking for the maximum point which makes it a very difficult game to predict.
In conclusion, I predict a win for any of this two side with an higher possibility of both side battling out for a draw.