Paraguay vs Japan
Date: Tuesday, 12th June 2018
Kick-Off at 14:05 UK
Venue: Tivoli Stadion Tirol (Innsbruck).
Paraguay have been tough defensively but they still travel to Tivoli Stadion Tirol in Innsbruck after two disappointing losses, failing to make a top 5 spot in South America with a 0-1 home loss to Venezuela on the final day of the campaign or bounce back in a March friendly against United States (1-0).
They have no high stakes involved but Gustavo Morinigo will surely want to try out options and more fragile players, which promises a motivated outfit as they meet Japan on Tuesday. Samurai Blue come into the match just days after the Friday’s clash against Switzerland but they’ve been far from their best as they prepare for the final tournament in Russia, seeing three losses and just a draw in their last four outings.
Akira Nishino’s men will want to bounce back and obviously lift their team spirits but they’re in for another tough challenge, as Los Guaranies boast a rock-solid defensive record and usually come off as a very tough nut to crack regardless of their recent woes.
Paraguay vs Japan: Head-to-head
- Japan have bagged a 1-0 win in the sides’ last head-to-head clash in September 2010.
- Paraguay thus saw a three-game unbeaten streak ended by Samurai Blue, after earning two wins and a draw beforehand.
- We’ve seen just one goal in their last three matchups, which promises another narrow occasion on the day.
Paraguay vs Japan: Predictions
We will now back Japan to bag a very narrow win in Switzerland and go for a one-goal Winning Margin at 3.60, hoping to see a rock-solid challenge but keeping faith Akira Nishino’s men will have what it takes to beat them, finally finding their best form under the new manager ahead of the trip to Russia.
We don’t feel we’ll see many goals on the day either and after seeing two or fewer goals in two of both sides’ respective last three outings, we’ll also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.75 in the hope we’ll see solid defensive set-ups here as well.
Paraguay vs Japan: Betting Tips
- Exact Winning Margin – Japan by 1 goal @ 3.60
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75.