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Belgium v Japan Prediction & Betting Preview

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Belgium v Japan Prediction

Monday, 7:00 pm
02-07-2018
Rostov Arena (Rostov)

Group G winners Belgium will take on Group H runner-up Japan at the Rostov Arena, in Rostov.

Belgium defeated England by a goal to topped their group in a match neither of them wanted to win. They kicked-off their campaign with a (3-0) victory against Panama, (5-2) Tunisia, before the win against England.

Japan on the other hand progressed despite their lose against Poland, after Senegal failed to avoid defeat against Colombia. They started their journey with a (1-2) win against 10 men Colombia, (2-2) draw against Senegal before their (0-1) lose to Poland.

Players to Watch

Romelu Lukaku have scored two goals in each of of his last two appearance for the Red Devils of Belgium. Eden Hazard got a brace in their (5-2) win against Tunisia.

Keisuke Honda setup the winner in their (1-2) victory against Colombia, and also scored the equalizer in their (2-2) draw against Senegal.

Head to Head

They have met five times, were Japan have won three, drawn one and lost one.

Their first meeting was in the group stage of 2002 World Cup were it ended in a (2-2) draw. Their recent encounter was in a 2017 friendly were Belgium won (1-0).

Prediction: Over 1.5 goals WON 3-2

Reason for Belgium v Japan Betting Tips

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of their last five head to head encounter.

Four of Belgium’s last five games have had over 2.5 goals.

Over 1.5 goals have been scored in four of Japan’s last five games.

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