In the match of the third round of the group stage at the World Cup in Qatar, Japan will play against Spain in Doha.
JapanHajime Moriyasu's team suffered a sensational defeat after a sensational victory over Germany in the second round of the group stage.
On November 27, Japan played far from the worst match, but due to the weak implementation of the moments, the Japanese lost to Costa Rica with a score of 0:1. Japan shot on target only three times during the entire match, but there were a lot of approaches to Keylor Navas' possessions. Costa Rica managed to score their goal in the 81st minute and after that Japan could not think of anything to save at least a draw.
As a result, after this defeat, Japan has three points left and at the moment, Hajime Moriyasu's team is second in Group E due to the best goal difference.
SpainLuis Enrique's team, in turn, after a crushing victory over Costa Rica, played quite modestly with Germany.
The Spaniards did not force the events on November 27 and eventually drew with a score of 1:1. Luis Enrique's team decided to play away from the opponent for the most part, for which the Spaniards could pay at the end of the first half. Germany scored the first goal in the 40th minute, but Antonio Ruediger's goal was cancelled out due to offside. As a result, the teams left for the break with zeros on the scoreboard. In the middle of the second half, Spain had already scored its own goal by all the rules and opened the score in the match. In the 62nd minute, Alvaro Morata sent the ball into the opponent's goal from Jordi Alba's pass. Next, Spain again switched to the defensive game, but Luis Enrique's wards could not keep the victory. Germany scored the return goal in the 83rd minute. After that, the teams no longer forced events on the field and eventually dispersed in peace.
After this match, which Spain was quite satisfied with, Luis Enrique's team scored four points and thus it came out on a clean first place in Group E.
ForecastIn this match, Spain is quite rightly considered by bookmakers to be an almost unconditional favorite.
At the same time, here Spain is unlikely to be given just to play from defense. Nevertheless, Japan needs a victory to reach the playoffs of the tournament, and therefore in this match we suggest you put more than 2.5 goals on the total.