Japan vs Spain – Preview, Tips and Odds

World: World Cup
Japan
Full Time
2:1
Spain
Highlights and Stats


Spain will head to the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha to face Japan on Thursday for their encounter in the 3rd group stage round of the 2022 World Cup. La Furia is on top of the standings in Group E with four points, while Japan is in second place with three points.

Japan vs Spain Head to Head

TeamLast Game 2001/04/24Last 1 Games
Japan
loss
  • ?
  • Laway
Spain
win
  • ?
  • Whome

Worth Mentioning

Over the last two decades, the two countries have not met on the football field.

Japan vs Spain Last Games Averages

*Average Metrics based on available data from last 1 games

JapanSpain
  • Goals

    0.00
    1.00
  • Fouls

    no data
  • Corners

    no data
  • Offsides

    no data
  • Cards

    no data
  • Posession

    no data

Japan Form

  • ?
  • Lhome
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Lhome
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Laway

After surprisingly defeating Germany in their opening World Cup match, Japan did not stop to amaze as their last game ended in a loss versus Costa Rica, with the score after the final whistle being 0:1. In their last 10 encounters, Japan’s performance has not been greatly affected by the factor of playing at home or away. These resulted in four home wins and four away wins. Two of the previous 10 games the country took part in ended in draws. Of their last five games, two resulted in over 2.5 goals, and two had both teams scoring. During that period, Japan managed to keep two clean sheets while failing to score in two matches. The team’s preceding five encounters concluded with nine goals in total.
  • Goals
    0.90
  • Fouls
    14.71
  • Corners
    4.43
  • Offsides
    3.00
  • Cards
    0.86
  • Posession
    52%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
World Cup2022/11/27JapanCosta Rica01 L
World Cup2022/11/23GermanyJapan12 W
Friendly2022/11/17JapanCanada12 L
Friendly2022/09/27JapanEcuador00 D
Friendly2022/09/23JapanUnited States20 W
Friendly2022/06/06JapanBrazil01 L
WC Qualifying Asia2022/03/24AustraliaJapan02 W
WC Qualifying Asia2021/11/16OmanJapan01 W
WC Qualifying Asia2021/11/11VietnamJapan01 W
WC Qualifying Asia2021/10/07Saudi ArabiaJapan10 L

Spain Form

  • ?
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Daway
  • Dhome
  • Waway

In their most recent match, Spain played against Germany on Sunday, with the final score of the game being a 1:1 draw while playing at home. Without counting the previous game, the team has three consecutive victories and is undefeated in four games. Playing at home turned out to be of little help across the ten previous Spain games, as the hosting party recorded three victories and the traveling sides registered four triumphs. When we look at the team’s last five games, we see that three of them ended with more than 2.5 goals, with the two involved teams scoring in three of them. In each match, Spain kept two clean sheets and scored at least one goal.The total goals scored across the team’s last five encounters amounted to 17.
  • Goals
    2.00
  • Fouls
    10.80
  • Corners
    5.00
  • Offsides
    1.80
  • Cards
    1.10
  • Posession
    71%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
World Cup2022/11/27SpainGermany11 D
World Cup2022/11/23SpainCosta Rica70 W
Friendly2022/11/17JordanSpain13 W
UEFA Nations League2022/09/27PortugalSpain01 W
UEFA Nations League2022/09/24SpainSwitzerland12 L
UEFA Nations League2022/06/12SpainCzech Republic20 W
UEFA Nations League2022/06/09SwitzerlandSpain01 W
UEFA Nations League2022/06/05Czech RepublicSpain22 D
UEFA Nations League2022/06/02SpainPortugal11 D
WC Qualifying Europe2021/11/11GreeceSpain01 W

Formations and Lineups

Japan

Formation:3-4-3
  • G12Shuichi Gonda
  • M4Ko Itakura
  • M22Maya Yoshida
  • D3Shogo Taniguchi
  • D14Junya Ito
  • M13Hidemasa Morita
  • M17Ao Tanaka
  • D5Yuto Nagatomo
  • F15Daichi Kamada
  • F25Daizen Maeda
  • F11Takefusa Kubo
12 Shuichi Gonda 4 Ko Itakura 22 Maya Yoshida 3 Shogo Taniguchi 14 Junya Ito 13 Hidemasa Morita 17 Ao Tanaka 5 Yuto Nagatomo 15 Daichi Kamada 25 Daizen Maeda 11 Takefusa Kubo

Spain

Formation:4-3-3
  • G23Unai Simón
  • D2César Azpilicueta
  • D16Rodri
  • M4Pau Torres
  • D14Alejandro Balde
  • M9Gavi
  • D5Sergio Busquets
  • M26Pedri
  • F12Nico Williams
  • F7Álvaro Morata
  • F21Dani Olmo
23 Unai Simón 2 César Azpilicueta 16 Rodri 4 Pau Torres 14 Alejandro Balde 9 Gavi 5 Sergio Busquets 26 Pedri 12 Nico Williams 7 Álvaro Morata 21 Dani Olmo

Match Details

JapanvsSpain
  • 87`
    (in) W. Endo(out) A. Tanaka
  • 68`
    (in) T. Tomiyasu(out) D. Kamada
  • 68`
    (in) J. Alba(out) A. Balde
  • 68`
    (in) A. Fati(out) Gavi
  • 62`
    (in) T. Asano(out) D. Maeda
  • 57`
    (in) M. Asensio(out) A. Morata
  • 57`
    (in) F. Torres(out) N. Williams
  • 51`
    A. TanakaK. Mitoma
    2 - 1
  • 48`
    R. DoanJ. Ito
    1 - 1
  • 46`
    (in) K. Mitoma(out) Y. Nagatomo
  • 46`
    (in) R. Doan(out) T. Kubo
  • 46`
    (in) D. Carvajal(out) C. Azpilicueta
  • 45`
    M. YoshidaTripping
  • 44`
    S. TaniguchiRoughing
  • 39`
    K. ItakuraTripping
  • 11`
    0 - 1
    A. MorataC. Azpilicueta

Players Ratings

JapanvsSpain
  • 8Ritsu Doan
    7.5 / 10
  • 17Ao Tanaka
    7.3 / 10
  • 9Kaoru Mitoma
    7.2 / 10
  • 12Shuichi Gonda
    7 / 10
  • 4Ko Itakura
    6.9 / 10
  • 22Maya Yoshida
    6.9 / 10
  • 3Shogo Taniguchi
    6.9 / 10
  • 11Takefusa Kubo
    6.7 / 10
  • 18Takuma Asano
    6.7 / 10
  • 25Daizen Maeda
    6.6 / 10
  • 13Hidemasa Morita
    6.3 / 10
  • 5Yuto Nagatomo
    6.3 / 10
  • 15Daichi Kamada
    6.3 / 10
  • 16Takehiro Tomiyasu
    6.3 / 10
  • 6Wataru Endo
    6.3 / 10
  • 14Junya Ito
    6.2 / 10
  • 16Rodri
    7.3 / 10
  • 7Álvaro Morata
    7.3 / 10
  • 2César Azpilicueta
    7.2 / 10
  • 26Pedri
    7.2 / 10
  • 4Pau Torres
    7 / 10
  • 9Gavi
    6.9 / 10
  • 11Ferran Torres
    6.9 / 10
  • 10Marco Asensio
    6.9 / 10
  • 14Alejandro Balde
    6.7 / 10
  • 5Sergio Busquets
    6.6 / 10
  • 20Daniel Carvajal
    6.6 / 10
  • 18Jordi Alba
    6.6 / 10
  • 12Nico Williams
    6.3 / 10
  • 21Dani Olmo
    6.3 / 10
  • 25Ansu Fati
    6.3 / 10
  • 23Unai Simón
    6.2 / 10

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