Preview:International Friendly-- Japan VS Serbia

International Friendly - Japan VS Serbia

Match Time: 11-06-2021 15:55 Friday

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Match Preview

In this round of International Friendly, Japan will play against Serbia at home.Since the beginning of 2021, Japan have been scoring goals for fun, particularly in two of their last three Asian World Cup qualifiers.In March, Hajime Moriyasu's side recorded the second-biggest win in their history when they bliterated Mongolia 14-0, before thrashing Myanmar 10-0 on home soil two months later.Japan's most recent qualification match saw them win 4-1 at home to Tajikistan, with goals from Kyogo Furuhashi, Takumi Minamino, Kento Hashimoto and Hayao Kawabe ensuring their 100% record remained intact.The Samarai Blue remain at the top of Group F, 11 points clear of their nearest challengers Tajikistan, having won each of their seven qualification matches, scoring 41 goals and conceding just one in the process.Japan, ranked 28th in the world by FIFA, have only ever faced Serbia twice in their history, losing on both occasions without scoring in 2010 and 2013.Serbia manager Dragan Stojkovic on March 24, 2021


After failing to qualify for Euro 2020, Serbia are facing a quiet few months on the international stage, with just two fixtures in June before they continue their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign in September.Their first was a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Jamaica, with Strahinja Pavlovic cancelling out Andre Gray's first-half opener.Serbia were much better in their opening three World Cup qualifiers in March, with a 2-2 draw against Euro 2016 winners Portugal sandwiched between 3-2 and 2-1 victories against the Republic of Ireland and Azerbaijan respectively.These three results have helped the Eagles move up to second in Group A, level on points with Portugal at the summit.Dragan Stojkovic's men – ranked 25th in the world by FIFA – are unbeaten in each of their last six international matches across all competitions, with their last defeat on the road against Russia in September 2020.


Japan possible starting lineup:

Gonda; Sakai, Nakatani, Shodi, Nagatomo; Morita, Endo; Ito, Kamada, Minamino; Osako.


Serbia possible starting lineup:

Rajkovic; Petkovic, S. Mitrovic, Spajic, Terzic; Gavric, Gudelj, Maksimovic, Grujic; N. Jovic, Joveljic.


Odds Analysis

The 12bet 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.70-3.60-4.25, the 1x2 live odds are 1.62-3.70-4.70. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.91-0.89-0.99.Therefore, Japan is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Japan (57.21%)

Draw (26.15%)

Serbia (16.64%)


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