Myanmar vs Japan
World Cup Qualification Asia
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Kick-off at 13:20 UK / 14:20 CET
Venue: Thuwunna Stadium (Yangon).
Myanmar have got off to a losing start in their campaign and were handed a disappointing 1-0 defeat by Mongolia on the road. The squad hardly made an impact in that match and were also reduced to ten men just five minutes after the hour mark.
Japan, on the other hand, will be coming into the opener this week on the back of a 2-0 win over Paraguay in a recent friendly. The visitors failed to get things going in the Copa America earlier in the summer and could not manage more than a third-place finish in their respective group as well.
Nevertheless, it goes without saying that Japan are one of the toughest sides to crack in Asia at the moment. Given the run of form that Myanmar are on, expect the visitors to win and to post a one-sided scoreline in the process by all means.
Myanmar vs Japan Head to head (h2h)
The two teams have not previously locked horns with each other.
Myanmar vs Japan Prediction
The home team are yet to register a win in a competitive game since the start of this year and have been far from convincing in any of their recent clashes so far as well. Furthermore, the hosts were unimpressive in their last matchup against Mongolia and were struggling to find the back of the net let alone clinch the win.
It also needs saying that Japan are without a doubt a top-flight side and have been proving their worth across various competitions across the world. The away side have also lost just twice in their last ten major games and have netted six goals from their last four alone.
Considering that Myanmar are a much more inferior side, as opposed to their counterparts, you can certainly count on Japan to walk away with all three points even with a -2 goal handicap over them.
Furthermore, the away side will be keen on making an emphatic opening statement and are unlikely to show any mercy towards their opponents who have their work cut for them even with home advantage intact.
Taking into account that the hosts could not even get their names on the scoresheet against the mediocre Mongolia, expect Japan to rack up the goals tally all by themselves and to wrap things up, by the end of the ninety minutes, with no more than four goals on the charts.
Myanmar vs Japan Betting tips
Japan -2 Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 4.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).