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Japan vs Costa Rica Bet Builder Tips: 3.10 Builder for Sunday Morning Clash

Japan vs Costa Rica Bet Builder Tips: 3.10 Builder for Sunday Morning Clash
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Japan vs Costa Rica Bet Builder Tips: Sunday, November 27th

We have Japan vs Costa Rica bet builder tips for you to digest before the clash. These teams made very different starts to their World Cup campaigns and Monday’s result will have a huge impact on the eventual outcome of the group.

It should be an entertaining clash but there is a clear favourite coming into this one.

In this article:

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World Cup Group E, Monday, November 27th, 10:00 (UK)

Japan came from behind to beat Germany in their opening game. The win puts them in a commanding position. They need to hammer home that advantage by beating Costa Rica. Moriyasu would have feared the worst when his team were drawn with Spain and Germany.

Japan have a good blend of youth and experience. Their high-energy style makes them a difficult proposition for most opponents. They showed great resolve to weather the storm against Germany and it paid dividends in the second half.

Moriyasu’s men are also very adventurous with the ball. As expected, they saw very little of the ball against Germany but they still managed 12 shots. The game against Costa Rica should see them have more opportunities in the final third.

Costa Rica were hammered 7-0 by Spain in their opener. They failed to showcase any of their qualities and they failed to register a single shot in the match. Japan don’t have the same quality as Spain but they are still capable of hurting this Costa Rica side that was highlighted by many as the tournament’s weak link.

Japan vs Costa Rica Stats & Facts

  • These teams last met in 2018; Japan won 3-0.
  • Japan are averaging 16.40 shots per game in competitive matches in 2022.
  • Costa Rica’s opponents are averaging 16 shots in their last seven matches.
  • Costa Rica’s last 7 matches are averaging 29.86 tackles.

Japan vs Costa Rica Bet Builder

Japan will know how important the three points are here. Spain have looked impressive and they face Japan in the final group game. They will not want to go into that game needing a result to qualify.

Expect Japan to capitalise on Costa Rica’s defensive frailty and make a fast start. They are averaging 16 shots per game in competitive matches this year. They managed 12 attempts against Germany with just 26% possession. Costa Rica are averaging just 31% possession in competitive matches this year so expect Japan to have even more opportunities to test the goalkeeper in this one.

Costa Rica’s opponents in 2022 are also averaging 15 shots per game. Over 13.5 shots for Japan looks a good bet given the performances of the two teams in their opening matches. The data is overwhelmingly in favour of Japan reaching the required mark on Monday.

Tackles also look good in this one. Japan’s opening game saw 40 tackles. While Costa Rica’s opener saw 35 tackles. Both of these teams’ matches this year are averaging around 30 tackles per game. However, this is a vital match in the group and it should be played at a high intensity.

Finally, we are backing Japan to win. Costa Rica were extremely poor in their first match and it seems unlikely they are going to be able to raise their game to the required level to take on Japan. Japan have won the last two meetings between the sides 3-0 and 3-1.

  • Over 13.5 Shots For Japan
  • Over 28.5 Tackles
  • Japan To Win

Bet Builder Odds: 3.10

Odds via bet365 as at 19:00 November 26th 2022. Odds may now differ.

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