Betting Tips: Argentina – Japan
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Women's World Cup 2019 game between Argentina and Japan. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Argentina vs Japan | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Argentina and Japan square off against each other at Parc des Princes in the opening game of their 2019 World Cup campaign. Argentina aim to spoil Japan’s party in the “City of Lights”, but that is easier said than done. Japan are undisputedly the best Asian side at the moment and it is no surprise they are seen as favourites to win Monday’s clash.
Match Preview Argentina vs Japan
Japan head into their World Cup opener following a 2-2 draw with star-studded Germany and they will be looking to build on the performance when they face Argentina at Parc des Princes. The Albicelestes, on the other hand, failed to impress at the 2019 FFA Cup of Nations, meaning that they could be low on confidence against Asako Takakura’s charges.
It has been 12 years since Argentina played their last game at the Women’s World Cup finals. The Albicelestes suffered elimination in the group stages of the 2007 tournament in China, meaning that they are eager to advance to the last 16 this time out. However, Jose Carlos Borrello’s women were struggling at the FFA Cup of Nations earlier this year, with the team losing to the likes of Korea Republic, New Zealand and Australia in the process. Argentina obviously struggle at the back, therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of shocking Japan in Paris. Olympique Lyon attacker Sole Jaimes is likely to lead the line for Jose Carlos Borrello’s troops. You should bear in mind that the Albicelestes suffered a loss in each of their previous six games at the World Cup finals.
Despite being regarded as underdogs in their last warm-up game against Germany, Japan did remarkably well to hold die Nationalelf to a 2-2 draw at Benteler-Arena. Asako Takakura’s girls have big ambitions for the 2019 World Cup and they are eager to kick off their campaign with a routine win over Argentina. Japan won the World Cup trophy in 2011 and four years later they made it to the final of the showpiece tournament in Canada. Asako Takakura aims to blend youth with experience. The 51-year-old coach still counts on experienced players and the likes of Rumi Utsugi (30), Aya Sameshima (31), Mizuho Sakaguchi (31) and Yuika Sugasawa (28) will be the women to watch in the away team when Japan take on Argentina at Parc des Princes. It has to be noted that Asako Takakura’s team emerged triumphant in nine of their last ten games at the major tournament.
Argentina vs Japan | Latest Team News
Moeka Minami, Asato Miyagawa, Riko Ueki and Jun Endo, the players who won the 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup all made the cut. Asako Takakura has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Argentina game. Against all odds, the likes of Laurina Oliveros, Luana Munoz and Amancay Urbani have been left out of the Argentina World Cup squad.
Head to Head Argentina vs Japan
Argentina and Japan meet for the third time at the World Cup finals. The Asian team crushed the Albicelestes 6-0 at the showpiece tournament in USA back in 2003 and four years later the Japanese repeated the success. Japan recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina at the 2007 Women’s World Cup in China, with Yuki Nagasato scoring the winner in the stoppage time.
Argentina vs Japan | Odds and Predictions
As previously mentioned, Japan are seen as hot favourites to win this match, with their triumph being priced only 1.13. Argentina aim to make a miracle in the “City of Lights” and you should know that the South American side are 26.00 to upset Asako Takakura’s women.
Expert Betting Tip
Argentina face an uphill task in the opening game of their 2019 World Cup campaign. Argentina’s defence looks pretty shaky and seeing that Japan coach Asako Takakura has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from, we are positive that the 2015 World Cup finalists are going to record an easy win over the South American side. Japan scored seven goals in total in previous two meetings with Argentina, which is yet another reason why we are positive that the Asian side are going to roll over Carlos Borrello’s team in the capital of France on Monday.