Japan vs Uruguay Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in International Friendly on Friday, 24 March 2023.
Uruguay had a World Cup campaign to forget, as they crashed out of the group stages itself. With the Copa America looming in 2024, the team will be determined to go out on one last hurrah. They are determined to build some momentum before that.
Meanwhile, the Japanese have plenty to be thrilled about. Despite being placed in a group with two former world champions, the team managed to top their group in Qatar. And they only bowed out against semi-finalists Croatia, that too via penalties.
Japan vs Uruguay Head-to-head stats
These two locked horns in the 2019 Copa America, and then spoils were shared with a 2-2 draw. Before that, the Samurai Blues recorded a 4-3 win. In fact, they scored two or more goals in three of the past four h2h clashes.
Who will win the match between Japan vs Uruguay?
The Japanese topped a World Cup group that included the likes of Spain and Germany. Not just that, the Samurai Blues defeated both these teams, and even took the Croatians to penalties in the Round of 16.
They have high hopes for the upcoming international tournaments, and a clash against the struggling Uruguayans could not have come at a better time.
Uruguay are going through a transitional period. Most of their stars are aging, and they have not yet found suitable replacements. They also have a rather poor h2h record against this rival over the years.
It looks like Japan are about to deliver a winning performance this weekend.
How many goals can be expected?
The Samurai Blues scored two or more goals in three of the past four h2h clashes, and they also scored two or more goals in their World Cup fixtures against Spain and Germany.
Most of all, 100% of h2h meetings so far had four or more goals, barring a single fixture in 2014.
Expect another high-scoring affair this Friday.
Will Both Teams Score in the match?
The Japanese might have a better h2h record in the past few years. But one thing deserves special mentioning. Not only have they failed to keep a single clean sheet in an h2h encounter so far, but they conceded two or more goals in 100% of h2h meetings.
It looks like goals are coming from either end of the pitch.
Japan vs Uruguay Prediction
The Japanese are high on confidence after a great showing at the World Cup. They also have a superb h2h record against this rival in the past few years. And at the same time, Uruguay are on a struggling stretch of performances, and are going through a transitional period.
Recent form as well as recent h2h record picks out Japan as the winner, and the odds for the same are placed at 2.60.
However, they have let in two or more goals in every single h2h meeting till now. And in spite of all their struggles, the Uruguayans are never short of world-class strikers.
The Both Teams to Score wager looks appealing at 1.90.
Japan vs Uruguay Betting Tips
Japan to Win @ 2.60
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90.