Zambia vs Japan Women Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/07/2023

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Zambia Women - Japan Women

Women's World Cup - FMG Stadium Waikato

1st Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Zambia and Japan will meet in the first round of this year's World Cup for Women on Saturday, July 22nd. Here is our preview of this game, along with some free football betting tips for it.

Zambia vs Japan Women Predictions and Top Picks

If you're looking for the top Women’s World Cup predictions, like our Zambia vs Japan Women tips, you've come to the right place:

Our First Zambia vs Japan Women Prediction: Japan to Win and Lead at Half Time

  • Japan is the former World Cup champion and they are 11th in FIFA rankings, Zambia will play at a WC for the first time and they are 77th in FIFA rankings
  • Japan won three of their last four games across the board, so they are in good form
  • Japan only played against an African team once in the last three World Cups and they beat Cameroon after leading at half time

Our Second Zambia vs Japan Women Prediction: Over 1.5 Total Goals in First Half

  • In the last five games, Zambia averaged 4.40 goals per game
  • Zambia have gone over 1.5 total goals in the first half in three of their last six games
  • We saw two or more goals in the first halves in three of the last four Japan matches

Top Odds and Stats for Zambia vs Japan Women

If you want to bet on the best Zambia vs Japan Women odds, check our list of odds taken from different UK betting sites:

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Now is the time to check out the latest betting markets and odds for this game:

Zambia Women odds: 17/2 (9.50) – 10.50% Probability

Draw odds: 23/4 (6.75) – 14.80% Probability

Japan Women odds: 2/7 (1.29) – 77.80% Probability

These odds clearly show that Japan Women are the expected winners in this game with a 77.80% win probability. In addition to that, the main favourite to be the First Goalscorer in this match is Riko Ueki at 18/5 (4.60) odds, which is the same as a 21.70% probability.

Zambia – Japan Women Preview: Form, Team News, and Probable Lineups

Read the latest news and updates on both teams right here, including our predicted Zambia vs Japan Women lineups:

Zambia Women

For the first time in national's team history, Zambia will play at a World Cup for women, which is a pretty great result for a team that's ranked 77th in the FIFA rankings. Meanwhile, Zambia seems ready for this competition and they had some impressive results in the friendly matches leading to the tournament, so their fans are probably hoping to see them in the next stage, although that will be a tough task

Zambia Women Predicted Lineup:

Musonda – Tembo, Mweemba, Musase, Belemu – Katongo, Banda, Lubanji – Chitundu, Banda, Kundananji

Japan Women

After two final appearances in a row in 2011 and 2015 against the USA, the first one of which they've won to become the champions of the world to the surprise of everyone, Japan only reached the Round of 16 at the last World Cup. Now, they are ready to go again and they certainly hope to reach the latter stages of the tournament once again.

Japan Women Predicted Lineup:

Yamashita – Minami, Kumagai, Ishikawa – Endo, Nagano, Hasegawa, Shimizu – Miyazawa, Tanaka, Ueki

Starting Lineups

Teams often announce their lineups one hour before the kickoff.

Zambia Women

Zambia Women
4-4-2
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Catherine Musonda
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Margaret Belemu
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15
Agness Musesa
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Lushomo Mweemba
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13
Martha Tembo
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12
Evarine Katongo
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4
Susan Banda
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14
Ireen Lungu
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17
Racheal Kundananji
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19
Xiomara Mapepa
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11
Barbara Banda
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Substitutes
7
Ochumba Lubandji
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20
Hellen Chanda
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9
Hellen Mubanga
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23
Vast Phiri
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16
Letisha Lungu
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22
Esther Banda
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21
Avell Chitundu
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18
Eunice Sakala
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5
Mary Mulenga
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2
Judith Soko
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6
Mary Wilombe
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Japan Women

Japan Women
3-5-2
1
Ayaka Yamashita
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23
Rion Ishikawa
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4
Saki Kumagai
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3
Moeka Minami
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2
Risa Shimizu
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14
Yui Hasegawa
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10
Fuka Nagano
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7
Hinata Miyazawa
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13
Jun Endo
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15
Aoba Fujino
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11
Mina Tanaka
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Substitutes
6
Hina Sugita
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5
Shiori Miyake
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21
Chika Hirao
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16
Honoka Hayashi
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17
Seike Kiko
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18
Momoko Tanaka
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20
Maika Hamano
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9
Riko Ueki
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12
Hana Takahashi
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22
Remina Chiba
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19
Miyabi Moriya
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8
Hikaru Naomoto
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Player to Watch: Yui Hasegawa

Since Japan is the favourite and we can see them winning this match, our player to watch comes from their side and it is one of a few players who play in England, Yui Hasegawa.

The Man City's midfielder is one of the best players on the team and she already notched 65 appearances for Japan despite still being just 26 years old. In any case, Zambia should be wary of Hasegawa in this match.

Zambia vs Japan Women


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