Asian World Cup qualifiers resume with a meeting between Japan and China. The Samurai Blue are second on the points table while the Dragons are second from the bottom in Group B.
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Japan to Win
Three successive victories against Australia, Vietnam and Oman have propelled Japan to second place in Group B. The Samurai Blue have overtaken the Socceroos in the process but only have a one-point advantage. They need to continue their charge and what better way of a result against a team that they have beaten in their last three meetings. China looks unlikely to pose problems for Japan and enter this meeting on a three-match winless streak.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
The last duel between Japan and China saw only one goal. The fixture broke a run of two 2-1 results in favour of the Samurai Blue. A scoreline in the same region looks unlikely in the hosts' current form. Five of their last six competitive affairs have concluded in this manner and their latest encounter against the Dragons should follow the same trend.
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Japan Predicted Lineup
Defeats to Oman and Saudi Arabia did not give Japan the right platform in their world cup qualifiers. They have put those results behind them with strong results in their last three outings, giving a jolt to Australia in the process. The Samurai Blue still have plenty of questions to answer, especially their attacking output which stands at a measly five goals from six qualifiers.
Predicted XI: Shuichi Gonda; Miki Yamane, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Sho Sasaki; Hidemasa Morita, Wataru Endo; Junya Ito, Daichi Kamada, Takumi Minamino; Yuya Osako
China Predicted Lineup
Li Xiaopeng task as the head coach of China continues to toughen up with every passing fixture. The Dragons have struggled to give a decent account of their abilities. Their backline has been the bane of their problems with 11 goals conceded. However, with seven strikes to their name, they have the third-best scoring record in Group B, far higher than their fifth-place ranking on the points table.
Predicted XI: Junling Yan; Zheng Zheng, Wang Gang, Zhang Linpeng, Zhu Chenjie; Hao Junmin, Wu Xi, Chi Zhongguo, jie, Ai Kesen, Wu Lei.
Questions About Japan vs China
Who won the last h2h? 0-1 in favour of Japan.
Where is the game being televised? DAZN Japan and Diema Sport.
What’s the kick-off time? The game will start at 11:00 on 27/01/2022.