No one thought Japan would claim their victory against James Rodriguez led Colombia though he didn’t start but the likes of Radamel Falcao and company was strong enough to better Japan in any day but not that day. After Carlos Sanchez being sent off they, Japan converted the penalty and took the lead. The 10 men Colombians were fighting very hard and finally managed the equalizer but in the second half Japan took charge of the game and secured the three points of the match. However, Senegal also had a tough time but in the initial stages because sooner after, Poland look lost in the ground and they were making plenty of mistakes on the ground which cost them the game. Senegal would want to claim another victory in this game and would spot a fix in the knockout stages.

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of Japan winning this game is 13/5, odds of drawing this game is 21/10 and the odds of Senegal winning this game is 27/20. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Japan emerging out victorious are 13/5 and probability for a draw is 21/10 and for Senegal to win the odds are 13/10. Betfair odd for Japan is 13/5, for Senegal is 11/8 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 21/10.

 

Team News:

Japan would field the same playing 11 that claimed their victory against Colombia in their first match Yuya Osako keeping his place on the team for this game. However, Senegal may bring Mossua Sow and Ismaila Sarr is both expected to start together in this game. Cheikhou Kouyate and Mame Biram Diouf are expected to be benched in this game while Diafra Sakho is expected to get the nod in this game.

 

Recent Form:

Senegal:  W W L D D D

Japan:  W W L L L D

 

Predictions:

Japan is most likely to come out on top after this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Japan has to win then it would fall on Shinji Kagawa and if Senegal wins, it will be Sadio Mane.