Oman vs Japan
AFC Asian Cup.
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Zayed Sports City Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
A high profile match is on the cards as Japan takes on Oman in their second group match on Sunday.
The Reds had a surprising loss to Uzbekistan in the first match in group F, as the match ended 2-1 in favor of the Uzbeks. The current Gulf Cup of Nations Champions did not see that coming. They have to regain that previous form as soon as possible.
In the last 7 matches they played in all competitions, they won 5 and lost only twice. Under 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of those games. The team coached by Pim Verbeek have kept a clean sheet in 5 matches in that spell too.
Samurai Blue is fresh from the FIFA World Cup in Russia last year. But they had a shaky start to the Asian Cup with a narrow 3-2 win over Turkmenistan. Two goals from Yayo Osako helped them secure 3 points against the Greens.
From their recent 5 matches, they won and lost 2 matches each. Both teams found the net in 4 of those games and all those matches had over 2.5 goals in total. Hajime Moriyasu may have different plans for the Reds and they may have to fight for a win.
Oman vs Japan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Japan are unbeaten against Oman in all competitive fixtures at all venues.
- They have won 5 of the last 6 h2h matches against this opponents.
- In 3 of those matches over 2.5 goals were scored in total.
- Japan scored 2 or more goals in 3 of those 5 matches as well.
Oman vs Japan: Prediction
Even though Japan may have lost their recent games, those defeats were against teams like Poland and Belgium in the World Cup. Oman being behind them in FIFA rankings they will be the favorites. So we can bet on the Samurai blue to win with 1.44 odds.
In 4 of the last 5 matches played by the Japanese, the final score was over 2.5 goals in total. Two of the most recent games of Oman had also a similar score. Since they have scored already in the competition, we can expect them to score against Japan as well. Thus a bet can be placed on a full-time score with over 2. 5 goals with 2.20 odds.
Oman vs Japan: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.20 (6/5).
Japan to win @ 1.44 (4/9).