Japan v Senegal Prediction & Betting Preview

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Japan v Senegal Prediction

Sunday, 4:00 pm
Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg)

Japan will go head to head against Senegal at the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg on Sunday.

A win for either side will guarantee qualification to the next round.

Japan approach this game following a (1-2) win against Colombia. Japan took an early lead after Shinji Kagawa converted a penalty, but Colombia level just before the break. Yuya Osako restored the lead for Japan when his 73′ header hit the back of the net.

Senegal come into this fixture on the back of a (1-2) win against Poland. They took the lead just before half-time due to an own goal, Niag later doubled the lead for Senegal in the 60′ minute. Poland got one back late in the game, but is was not enough as Senegal secured all 3 points.

Senegal are the only African team that won their first game, and a win for them here will guarantee them a spot in the last 16.

Players to Watch

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will spearhead the Senegalese attack.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa converted a spot-kick against Colombia, making it 2 goal in his last two games for Japan.

Head to Head

They have met once in a 2003 friendly, were Senegal won (0-1).

Prediction: Either team to win | No Draw | 12 LOST 2-2

Reason for Japan v Senegal Betting Tips

Japan have played five consecutive games without a draw.

Senegal have gone 3 straight matches without a draw.

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