Japan vs Spain Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 01/12/2022

Japan vs Spain: Free predictions and picks

The final round in Group E at World Cup 2022 features the Japan vs Spain duel, scheduled for Thursday, December 1st. If you want to know more about this match, check our preview of the game and some early betting tips:

Spain to Lead at Half Time and Win

With all due respect to Japan, Spain is simply a league above them, which is obvious and evident even from the odds on the Spanish national team winning this game.

So, we clearly expect Spain to beat Japan here and we can see them doing it after leading at half time since we don't really see any room for surprises in this match.

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Ferran Torres to Score at Any Time

It's hard to predict who will be the player from Spain's forward line to shine in Qatar, but our choice is Ferran Torres since he has the best chance of having a secure spot in the starting lineup.

That being said, Torres is rarely the focal point of offense since he is not a classic striker, but he still has 13 goals in 30 games for Spain. With that in mind, we can see him finding the net against Japan in the last round of group stages.

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Japan vs Spain – Top odds and useful stats

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Can Japan surprise Spain and football fans alike?

Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun goes to Qatar with low expectations, mostly due to the fact that Germany and Spain are in the group with Japan. In any case, Japan already did well simply by qualifying, but the hope certainly remains that they can surprise the football world and get out of the group despite being pitted against the two giants.

The biggest strength of this team is the discipline for which Japanese are known and their sense of duty, so we know that the players will give their best in every game in Qatar. In terms of big names, Japan doesn't have many of them and probably their best-known players are Takumi Minamino and the young Takefusa Kubo.

Spain

The Spanish national team will be hoping to get redemption for their last performance at World Cup in 2018, when they only reached the Top 16 stage of the competition. The team has a lot of reasons for optimism ahead of Qatar though since they had a string of good results in the past couple of years, both at Euro 2020 and in the Nations League.

Obviously, the quality of the squad coached by Luis Enrique is another reason why Spain can be optimistic, with a great mix of expereince and youth in the team. After all, Spain has a great team, with players like Ferran Torres, Jordi Alba, Dani Carvajal, Ansu Fati, Gavi, Rodri, Pedri, and others to lean on.

Frequently asked questions for Japan vs Spain

Japan vs Spain Prediction

  • Where can I watch the game? ITV TBC, STV TBC, ITVX, STV Player.
  • Where is this game being played? – Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
  • What time is the kick-off? – 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET.