JPN vs SER Dream11 Prediction: Japan will be looking to win their fifth successive international match when they host a friendly encounter against European outfit Serbia on Friday. The Samurai Blue have won 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions, while the visitors are unbeaten in each of their last eight matches.
Japan’s 4-1 victory against Tajikistan on Monday means that Hajime Moriyasu head into this match on the back of a run of four successive victories against South Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar as well as that Tajikistan match. That means they have scored 31 goals in their last four matches and conceded just one in that time. They come up against a Serbian side that will be frustrated they aren’t preparing for a European Championships; especially with a side that has genuine quality such as Tadic and Milinkovic-Savic. This should be high-scoring.
Date: 11 June, Friday
Time: 3:55 PM (IST)
Venue: NOEVIR Stadium Kobe, Kobe
Watch Japan vs Serbia Live Score and Live Stream: No live stream in India.
Japan – W-W-W-W-L
Serbia – D-W-D-W-D
Head-to-head (two meetings)
Japan Wins- 00
Serbia Wins– 02
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue for Japan before coming into this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: There could be a potential debut for Yokohama F. Marinos attacker Ado Onaiwu in this clash against Serbia
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue for Serbia before coming into this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Tadic, Luka Jovic and Dusan Vlahovic are all notable absentees from the squad, so striker Dejan Joveljic could be handed just his second international cap up front.
Dejan Joveljic: Joveljic has 17 goals and a total of 41 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 39.73%. He had a total of 18 big chances. He has a total of 2 assist, 12 key passes and he created a total of 19 chances.
Junya Ito: Ito has 11 goals and a total of 32 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 36.97%. He had a total of 16 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 10 key passes and he created a total of 17 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Daichi Kamada: Kamada has 5 goal and a total of 14 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 33.06%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 1 assist, 7 key passes and he created a total of 8 chances.
Defenders: Nagamoto, Ueda, Petkovic
Midfielders: Hashimoto, Kamada, Grujic, Maximovic
Attackers: Ito, Joveljic, Osako
Serbia have been victorious in both of their previous meetings against Japan, winning 3-0 in April 2010 and 2-0 in October 2013. However, with a depleted squad, the visitors may struggle to pose an attacking threat against the Samurai Blue, and we feel that the hosts have a greater strength in depth to enable them to come out on top in Kobe. In our JPN vs SER Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-2 win for Japan in this match.