Belgium vs Japan: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips


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Game has ended at the score: 3 – 2

Date: 3rd July 2018 – 04:00 AEST
Stadium: Rostov Arena – TV: Fox Sports

Belgium vs Japan 1 x 2 predictions

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There was a great deal of talk about the last group fixture in Group G between Belgium and England and the different permutations for either nation in the knockout stages should they finish first or second. Some even suggested losing the game and finishing second would provide an easier route to the final. That theory was blown out the water as Belgium topped the group and now face a very beatable Japanese side.

The Belgians should outclass the Japanese in every aspect as their pace and tempo will push Japan deep into their own half. Kevin De Bruyne will pull all the strings in midfield by asking question after question of the Japanese defence. Martinez’s charges should win comfortably and punters can back a Belgian win with Betstar at 1.35.

Belgium vs Japan Preview

Japan defied the odds in many ways by making it out of Group H and can look back on their campaign so far as a massive success. The Japanese weren’t in any form coming into the tournament but have done superbly well by booking a place in the round of 16. Belgium pose a serious threat to their World Cup hopes and in all likelihood, the Japanese 2018 World Cup dream will come to an end at the Rostov Arena on the third of July.

Belgium vs Japan Score Prediction

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Belgium looked well placed to rack up a few against Japan and have the players to run the Blue Samurai ragged. Bet365 has a 4-0 Belgium win priced at 17.00 and that looks good value considering the Belgians have scored three or more in all but one of their group games at the 2018 World Cup.

Over/Under Prediction

This looks set to be a long 90 minutes for Japan as they come up against one of the form horses at the World Cup, who have sensational quality in the final third. Over 3.5 Goals is priced at 3.40 by William Hill.

Both Teams To Score Prediction

Belgium have looked solid at the back and certainly won’t be too troubled by an ageing Japanese strike force. Crownbet has both teams not to score at 1.63.


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  • Adnan Januzaj’s winner against England was his first goal for Belgium in his ninth game for the national side
  • Belgium have scored nine goals in their three group games
  • Japan have conceded four goals in their three group games

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