Japan vs Australia World Cup Qualifying Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Japan vs Australia Tips

Australia go in search of their first win over Japan since 2009 when the two nations square off in World Cup qualifying action on Tuesday night in Saitama.

Japan vs Australia Tips, Preview & Prediction

Japan vs Australia free World Cup qualifying tips, predictions and preview – Australia are currently on a world record 11-game winning streak in World Cup qualifying…

Japan vs Australia Tips

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  • Australia have won their last 11 World Cup qualifying matches (world record)
  • Australia have scored 35 goals and kept eight clean sheets in that period
  • Japan have lost two of their last three matches
  • Japan lost to Oman at home last month
  • Martin Boyle has scored five goals in his last nine games for Australia
  • Awer Mabil and Mitch Duke have scored a goal in two of their last three appearances for Australia

Japan vs Australia Match Details

🌏 Competition: World Cup Qualifying
🗓 Date: Tuesday October 12
Time: 9.15pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Saitama Stadium


Japan vs Australia Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 31/8/17: Japan 2-0 Australia
  • 11/10/16: Australia 1-1 Japan
  • 18/11/14: Japan 2-1 Australia
  • 25/7/13: Japan 3-2 Australia
  • 4/6/13: Japan 1-1 Australia

Japan vs Australia Preview & Prediction

Australia put their world record 11-match winning streak in World Cup qualifiers on the line when they face Japan in Saitama on Tuesday night.

It’s been an outstanding effort from the Socceroos to conjure up those 11 consecutive victories, with 10 of them coming on foreign soil due to their inability to play home games since the start of 2020.

Australia have defeated China, Vietnam and Oman to surge to the top of Group B, ahead of Saudi Arabia on goal difference.

Graham Arnold’s side have scored a total of 35 goals during their 11-match winning run, while they’ve kept a clean sheet in eight of those fixtures.

The Socceroos moved one step closer to Qatar 2022 last week with a 3-1 victory over Oman.

Awer Mabil put Australia ahead inside 10 minutes, but Oman were able to draw level later in the first half.

It didn’t take long for the Socceroos to get back in front as Martin Boyle headed home early in the second half, before Mitch Duke sealed the 3-1 triumph with a strike in the 89th minute.

Meanwhile, Japan have a lot of work to do if they are to secure automatic qualification after slumping to two defeats from their three matches.

Japan started this qualifying campaign with a shock 1-0 home loss to Oman before edging to a 1-o victory over China.

However, they under-performed once again in a 1-0 defeat to Saudi Arabia last week, leaving the Blue Samarai six points off second spot after three matches.

It’s a must-win game for Japan if they want to avoid a sudden-death playoff with the third-placed nation from Group A.

VERDICT:

Australia are fantastic value at $4.00 considering their current winning run and Japan’s poor form.

However, Japan have been dominant over the Socceroos in recent fixtures, winning three of the last four, while Australia’s last win in the H2H came back in 2009.

Australia have also never beaten the Blue Samarai on Japanese soil.

In saying that, this Australian team is supremely confident after breaking the world record for most consecutive World Cup qualifying wins, so what better time to snap that streak than the present.

Japan have been struggling as of late and lost on their home soil to Oman last month. We’ll be backing the Socceroos in the double chance market and having a little extra something on Graham Arnold’s charges to claim all three points to extend their winning run (Best Australia Win odds $4.00 with bet365 & Sportsbet.)


Japan vs Australia Stats

  • Australia have won their last 11 World Cup qualifying matches (world record)
  • Australia have scored 35 goals and kept eight clean sheets in that period
  • Japan have lost two of their last three matches
  • Japan lost to Oman at home last month
  • Martin Boyle has scored five goals in his last nine games for Australia
  • Awer Mabil and Mitch Duke have scored a goal in two of their last three appearances for Australia

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