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Belgium eventually eased their way past Panama then made light work against Tunisia in their opening group games. They qualified as Group G winners after beating England 1-0 in a game they made wholesale changes for.
Date: Monday, July 2
Time: 7 p.m. BST/2 p.m. ET
TV: BBC (UK), Fox (USA)
Live Stream: BBC website (UK), Fox Soccer 2GO (U.S.)
Belgium vs Japan FIFA Worldcup 2018 Match FIFA World Cup Match Prediction Monday, 2 July. Who Will Win Belgium vs Japan Match? Accurate Match Predictions of the World Cup Round of 16.
The Round of 16 has begun and the two teams Belgium and Japan have been selected to play the match. This will be held at the Rostov Arena which is the venue. The win probability is 72% for Belgium and 9% for Japan. The team Japan have played very well in the past match(es) and the team Belgium has also done a very good job to be qualified in the FIFA world cup 2018’s qualifiers to play the round of 16. Somehow the teams have a very good combo of players and all the professionals are playing the matches. The today match prediction will tell how many people think that one of which team wins. The prediction of soccer is highly accurate.
Japan secured qualification from their group in the most extraordinary manner. They were level on points, goal difference and head-to-head record with Senegal who were in the last ten minutes of their game against Colombia. Those standings remained the same and Japan edge through as Group H runners up due to picking up less yellow cards than Senegal.
With their “Golden Generation” of players, Belgium have emerged as the dark horses of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The Red Devils would like to continue their fine run of form when they lock horns with Japan in their Round of 16 encounter at the Rostov Arena on Monday. However, Dries Mertens has warned Belgium against the perils of complacency with one eye on a possible quarter-final showdown with Brazil. Roberto Martinez’s side defeated England 1-0 in their last outing to top Group G, earning what on paper should be a straightforward last 16 assignment against Japan.
But Mertens says the Red Devils are wary of a possible repeat of their Euro 2016 quarter-final, when they crashed to a 3-1 defeat to Wales despite being favoured to progress. “I remember the Wales game,” Mertens said. “Everyone thought we were going to go through, no problem. And then suddenly, we’re out of the tournament. “We’re not going to under-estimate Japan because they have a strong team. If they have got this far, it means they’re a good side.”
After making nine changes for last Thursday’s win over England, Martinez is expected to revert to the line-up which impressed in one-sided wins over Panama and Tunisia. With nine goals so far in Russia, Belgium are the World Cup’s top-scoring team. Striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed four with two against both Tunisia and Panama in the group stages. The Manchester United star is set to face Japan after missing the win over England with an ankle knock. Martinez has all his players fit as Belgium hope to improve their best performance at a World Cup finals, 32 years after reaching the semi-finals of Mexico 1986.
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, 32, who played for 76 minutes against England, has proven he is over the thigh injury he suffered last month. Manchester City centre-back Vincent Kompany, also 32, who replaced Vermaelen late on against the Three Lions, could force his way into the starting side after shaking off a groin injury.
Per Reuters’ Alastair Macdonald, Romelu Lukaku has recovered from an ankle injury and will be available for the match. According to the Japanese FA’s official website, all of their players participated in training on Friday, the day after the Poland match. However, the starting XI and substitutes Yuya Osako and Makoto Hasebe only “conducted a light recovery session” indoors rather than out on the training pitch. Transfermarkt suggests Shinji Okazaki could be a doubt because of muscular problems, though.
What’s the latest news on the two teams?
Belgium will need to keep an eye on discipline, with Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne, Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker all one booking away from suspension. For Japan, Inui, Hasebe, Eiji Kawashima and Tomoaki Makino will have to tread carefully.
What are the predicted lineups?
Belgium (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Hazard, Mertens; Lukaku.
Japan (4-2-3-1): Kawashima; Sakai, Shoji, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Shibasaki; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako.
What is at stake?
A place in the last eight of the World Cup, and a match against either Brazil or Mexico. After that, it would be a semi-final versus one of France, Argentina, Uruguay or Portugal.
What are the odds?
- Belgium win: 2/5
- Japan win: 9/1
- Draw: 7/2
Japan vs Belgium LIve:The second match on the third day of the round of 16 fixtures will see Belgium facing off against Japan in the Rostov Arena to secure a place in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup.
Belgium started off their World Cup in great fashion as they thumped Panama 3-0 courtesy of Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku brace. The second match saw Belgium continuing their menacing form as they thrashed Tunisia 5-2 with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scoring a brace while Batshuayi scoring in the 90th minute to make it 5.
In a much-changed third match against England, which saw Belgium make 8 changes and yet still managing a 1-0 victory with a goal from Adnan Januzaj helping them qualify as Group G toppers. Belgium will be hoping to qualify to their second successive final berth as they face off against Japan.