JPN vs TUR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Japan vs Turkmenistan Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
AFC Asian Cup
When: January 09, 2019, 04:30 PM, IST
Where: Al Nahyan Stadium
JPN vs TUR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Asian giants Japan will kick-start their Asian Cup campaign with a group game against Turkmenistan at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday evening (IST).
The four-time champions Japan remain one of the superpowers in Asia and no wonder they are one of the favourites to win this football tournament. They have the players full of superstar status, as most of the players play their trade in the top European leagues. And you can sense the confidence head-coach Hajime Moriyasu has in his team as he has left Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki out of his Asian Cup squad.
The Samurai Blue will be confident to win the Asia Cup after rubbing shoulders against the very best on earth in the FIFA World Cup in Russia. They managed to qualify to the last-16 ahead of Poland and Senegal. The dream run looked set to traverse on an unparalleled trajectory as Japan took a 2-0 lead against Belgium, but Eden Hazard and company was too good to resist for the full 90 minutes.
The exclusion of Okazaki shows that Japan are building for the future something was quite evident during the past few months as Moriyasu shuffled his squad, bringing in younger players into his team.
While the underdogs are clearly Turkmenistan who are making their first appearance in this competition since 2004. At 127 in the world, they are the lowest ranked football team in the tournament. And remain an outsider to qualify from the group which also has Oman and Uzbekistan in it.
Most of their players have little or no exposure in the big leagues with the most players getting selected from two of their biggest domestic football clubs, Altyn Asyr and Ahal.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Japan – L W W W D W
Turkmenistan – L D W W L W
JPN vs TUR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Japan vs Turkmenistan Team News:
Injured – Shinji Okazaki has been left out of the squad.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Japan have used three goalkeepers in the last three games heading into this match. Kawashima, who was the first choice at the world cup, has been left out of the squad though. But we think Daniel Schmidt or Higashiguchi should get the nod here.
Key Players – Takumi Minamino, Osako
Injured – Almost all the players are homegrown and play in the domestic clubs.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Turkmenistan are expected to deploy a more conservative approach as they seek to earn a draw.
Key Players – Muhadow, Serdaraly
JPN vs TUR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Japan– Higashiguchi / Daniel Schmidt (GK), Y. Nagatomo, M. Yoshida, T. Makino, H. Sakai, E. Wataru, G. Shibasaki, S. Nakajima, R. Doan, T. Minamino, Y. Osako
Turkmenistan– Mammet (GK), S. Soyunow, M. Saparow, S. Annaorazow, A. Jumanazarow, A. Amanow, R. Mingazow, U. Astanow, A. Atayew, S. Muhadow, S. Atayew
JPN vs TUR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Japan looked irresistible after the World Cup, winning some high profile games and remain unbeaten in that period as well. Considering the quality that the four-time Asian Cup champions have, a win for them is the only outcome we can envisage here. Prediction 2-0 (at least)
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