Tajikistan vs Japan
World Cup Qualification Asia
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Kick-off at 13:15 UK / 14:15 CET
Venue: Central Republican Stadium.
Tajikistan are currently level on points with the visitors on the table. However, given the dominant form that Japan are on, the visitors are likely to put clear daylight between them in the ladder this week with a win.
Tajikistan vs Japan Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have previously met each other twice, the last of which saw Japan win 4-0.
- Their only other matchup ended in a humiliating 8-0 defeat for Tajikistan.
Tajikistan vs Japan Prediction
The hosts have got off on the right foot in their qualifiers and have so far picked up the win in their last two games in a row. Their most recent trip on the road saw them register a 1-0 victory against Mongolia, prior to which they took down Kyrgyzstan by the same scoreline.
However, despite the impressive winning streak that they are on at the moment, the hosts are likely to be given a run for their money this week as they will be squaring up against arguably the toughest side in the cluster.
The away side are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions. Hajime Moriyasu’s men have also begun their campaign with back to back victories. The last of which, witnessed the visitors run riot over Mongolia. Six different players got their names on the scoresheet for Japan in that matchup, while their foes in that clash managed not even single shot at goal.
Furthermore, the guests have not been showing any signs of slowing down even on the road. They have not been at the losing end in any of their last three outings, that too across various tournaments. Japan have hardly broken a sweat in their head to head matches with the hosts as well. And have won by very convincing margins in their last two meetings.
Taking into account the stature of the visitors, Tajikistan have little or no chance at all of pulling off an upset in this one.
Additionally, as previously mentioned, the away side have not been shy in getting the names on the scoresheet. The squad have scored eight goals from their last two clashes, and five from their last three away from home. Considering that the guests slotted four past this opponent in their last visit alone, count on Japan to rack up the goals tally with ease in this one.
Tajikistan vs Japan Betting tips
HT/FT – Japan/Japan @ 1/2 (1.50)
Over 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.60).