On December 5, we will see a round of 16 clash between Japan and Croatia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Both teams will be looking for a repeat performance in their quest for victory. The match will be played at Al Janoub Stadium at 10:00 AM ET.
Japan comes from surprising us all with an unbelievable performance in the group stage. Qualifying first in Group E. Beating rivals such as Spain and Germany. Now it is their turn to face Croatia, who are also very well prepared and qualified as runners-up in Group F.
Croatia is being led by Luka Modric, the famous midfielder of Real Madrid. It is important to say that Croatia is coming from 9 matches without losing and winning 6 of them. Still, it would be foolish to underestimate the Blue Samurai, who are very good at counterattacking.
After the match against Spain, Japan will have to be resourceful with its substitutions. Ko Itakura will be suspended for this match after receiving his second yellow card. He could be replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu. On the other hand Croatia confirms that its squad will be fit for this match.
Betting on the Blue Samurai’s famously powerful counter-attacks could be a good idea. They have a wealth of talent, a lot of reserve players who are expected to perform well. Japan is aware that they can still give us surprises as long as they keep their feet on the ground. Although let’s remember that Croatia has a very tight defense led by Dalic, Croatia may surprise us by preventing Japan from reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in their history. Anything can happen and it will undoubtedly be a very exciting match.
Japan vs Croatia Game Information
- Date: 12/05/2022
- Time: 10:00 AM ET
- Location: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wukair, Qatar
- How to Watch Japan vs Croatia: nbc
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Japan vs Croatia Betting Lines
Croatia is +110 according to our Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110. On the other side, Japan is +295 according to the Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $295.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Croatia at a 47.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Japan has 25.32% probability of finishing the game
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