In the World Cup match on December 1, the Japanese team will play against Spain. What to expect from this battle?
In Group E, any team has a chance to progress and can make it to the next round of the World Cup. It is noteworthy that today’s opponents are meeting for the first time in history in an official match, and the Europeans were stronger in a friendly game in 2001. Nevertheless, after their success against Germany, no one will treat the team from the Land of the Rising Sun inappropriately.
Another thing was the second round, where the Samurai Blues, instead of closing out playoff contention, caused utter chaos in the group. Moreover, only a win in this game will help them repeat the feat at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while a fiasco gives them a plane ticket to Japan. The performance of the nominal hosts, who both conceded and scored twice, cannot be overlooked.
“La Roja is feeling the finish line of the group stage after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Germany. Just one point is enough for Spain to progress, and even a shock loss to a team ranked 28th in the FIFA rankings would still give them a decent chance of reaching the coveted playoffs, thanks in part to their superior goal differential.
The tiki-taka kings have generally been classy: rarely have they been able to cope with the Red Fury’s escalating attacks, which consist of ten or more passes and subsequently lead to a shot from the penalty area. In addition, we should not forget about Andreas Iniesta, who now plays for Kobe – the author of the winning goal at the 2010 World Cup can give great advice on how to play against the Japanese team. Sergio Busquets, who was given a rest by the coach, will not play today.
In this match, we expect a real blockbuster from the opponents and recommend to fasten your seat belts. Most likely, the Spanish team will not take risks and will try to take control of the game from the first seconds, which will eventually bring an important victory – we assume that due to the class and level of players, the Furia Roja will be able to realize their chances.
In our opinion, the more classy and prepared team from Europe due to the high level of performers will be able to achieve success with a comfortable score, and we will risk to play the bet for high odds fans.