Japan vs Syria
Kirin Cup Final
Date: Wednesday, 7th July 2017
Kick off at 11:25UK/ 12:25 CET
Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium.
Japan are looking to return the crown in Kirin Cup after a shocking defeat to the mixed lineup of Bosnia & Herzegovina in the last year’s final.
The competition means a lot to the hosts and there are no doubts that Vahid Halilhodzic will come out with the best he has to see off Syria this Wednesday at Ajinomoto Stadium.
Samurai Blue are on good way to secure the appearance at the World Cup in Russia since they currently top the group B of the final stage of Asian qualifiers.
The Japanese team is three points off Australians at the third place with only three games left to play.
Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa are still the main stars, but we can likely expect to see Takashi Inui in action as well. The 29-year-old had a tremendous season with Eibar in Primera Division.
Ayman Hakeem can be proud of the fantastic job he has done with the national team as Syria still have theoretical opportunity to secure the qualification for the World Cup in Russia.
The Quasion Eagles have been very tough to break down during the qualifying campaign, but their defense will be on an ultimate test against one of the strongest attacking lineups in Asia this Wednesday.
Japan vs Syria: Head to head
Japan have been just brutal in the previous head to head encounters winning each of six meetings with Syria.
This includes two demolishing victories in the previous stage of World Cup Qualification with the 8-0 goal differential for Samurai Blue.
Japan vs Syria: Prediction
Everything points out to a one-way street from the very first minute of the game.
Japan will be massive favourites and we can easily see them thumping their rivals by at least three goals difference.
Japan vs Syria: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Japan -2.5 handicap at the odds of 1.90 odds
You can alternatively take the HT/FT Japan/Japan bet at 1.53 by Bet365.