Belgium vs Japan Today’s Soccer Prediction
In a game of compadres with Belgians and English sparing some of their main players, Belgium made it 1-0 and took first place in group G. It did this despite the main analysts indicating that the second position would be the best.
Not for the rival in the round of 16. On the contrary. At this stage, at least in theory, the Belgian’s rival is more frank once the English are going to get Colombia. However, the block of rivals in the fight for a decision in the final where Belgium was inserted counted on four world champions while England, of the winners of cups, would have the possibility to cross only with Spain.
This attitude of Belgium, who could calmly stay in the draw and thus finish in second place, showed ambition of their athletes, who are very much questioned about having great football in their clubs but not being able to transform their talents into achievements with the selection.
For the departure of Monday, coach Roberto Martinez should put the best team that has in hand to act. That means the return of top scorer Romelu Lukaku. Author of four goals in two matches, he was out of the match against the English.
There are doubts as to who the coach will choose for defense. The experienced Vincent Kompany, recovered from injury, was scaled against the English. If he shows a good recovery and evolution in physical fitness he has a chance to recover his position as a starter.
The players related by Belgium to the World Cup are:
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg-ALE), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea-ING) and Simon Mignolet (Liverpool-ING);
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham-ING), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic-ESC), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City-ING), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain- FRA), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona-ESP) and Jan Vertonghen -ING);
Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yfang-CHN), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion-ING), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City-ING), Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham-ING), Dries Mertens (Napoli-ITA), Youri Tielemans Monaco-FRA), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian-CHN), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht-BEL), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United-ING), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach-ALE) and Adnan Januzaj
Attackers: Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund-ALE), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United-ING) and Eden Hazard (Chelsea-ING).
The discipline criterion led the Japanese to the last 16. With a 1-0 defeat to Poland, already eliminated, in the third and final round of the group stage, the Asian team was on a par with Senegal in number of points, goalscoring and more number of goals scored . As he received fewer cards, he got the second place in Group H.
It was not the only time that Japan’s national team was benefited by cards. In the first match, against Colombia, which finished first in the group, the South Americans had an athlete expelled – justly – within three minutes of the initial stage. This paved the way for a 2-1 win over Japan.
Japan’s squad for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz-FRA), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka-JAP) and Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol-JAP);
Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray-TUR), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Red Diamonds-JAP), Maya Yoshida (Southampton-ING), Hiroki Sakai (Olympique Marseille- FRA), Gotoku Sakai Antlers-JAP), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds-JAP) and Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers-JAP);
Socks: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt-ALE), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca-MEX), Takashi Inui (Eibar-ESP), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka-JAP), Shinji Kagawa Borussia Dortmund ALE, Genki Haraguchi ALE), Takashi Usami (Dusseldorf-ALE), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe-ESP) and Ryota Ohshima (Kawasaki Frontale-JAP);
Attackers: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City-ING), Yuya Osako (Colony-ALE) and Yoshinori Muto (Mainz-ALE).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Belgium vs Japan – Watch Football live Streaming Here
The good technical quality of the Belgian players that resulted in satisfactory performance in the first phase added to the Japanese fragility does not allow that they are tempted risk hints in the confrontation of this Monday. The best prognostic option is even the European team’s victory.
Prediction Today: Belgium wins