Oman vs Japan
World Cup Qualification (Asia)
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.
Oman is breathing down the necks of Japan and would look for a win over them to move ahead in the table and steal the playoffs position from them.
Japan on the other hand with a win here would almost certainly guarantee their position at least in the next round of the qualifiers and would give them the momentum to push for a top 2 finish.
Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis for the fixture between the sides set to take place at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex this Tuesday.
Oman vs Japan Head-to-head
- Japan has won 4 games and lost once in 5 preceding h2h matches.
- Both teams have scored in just 1 of their last 5 games.
- The teams have met in 12 previous fixtures and only two games among them ended in a draw.
- Japan is unbeaten on Omani soil.
Oman vs Japan Prediction and Analysis
The Omani team defied the odds in the opening match of this round by defeating Japan away from home with a late winner. They have since suffered back-to-back losses against the top 2 teams of the group however won 3 points and 1 point against Vietnam and China respectively.
With 7 points to their tally, they are just 2 points behind Japan with 5 games left in the 3rd round to catch up with them.
Japan on the other hand after their narrow loss at home against this foe, registered wins in the remaining matches barring their 1-0 loss to Saudi Arabia away from home. With 9 points to their tally, they are 1 and 4 points behind Australia and Saudi Arabia respectively.
Despite suffering a demoralizing victory against this opponent in the first match Japan have recovered well and will go into the match as the team with the better run of games. I do not see lightning striking twice and have backed Japan to win both halves.
Despite managing 3 wins the visitors have scored a mere 4 goals in this round, while Oman has scored just 3 goals disregarding their goals against Vietnam.
While Japan has not conceded more than a goal in this round with a couple of clean sheets to show for and the hosts showing no defensive frailties at home expect a low scoring affair.
Oman vs Japan Betting Tips
Half time / Full time result: Japan – Japan @ 2.10 odds.
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 odds.