Soccer predictions for the World Cup game between Senegal – Japan

Soccer predictions for the World Cup game between Senegal – Japan
Japan faces Senegal in a match of the second round of Group H at the World Cup 2018. The match at Ekaterinburg Arena is on Sunday, June 24th, with the winner of this match taking place at the 1/8-finals of the World Cup Championship.
When the lottery for the group stage of Mondiale 2018 was withdrawn, everyone was aware that this was the most equal and unpredictable group. However, the specialists gave priority to Poland and Colombia, which at first glance had a lot more class players in their ranks and made a strong start in the qualifying campaigns. But did anyone expect that Poland and Colombia will be 0 points after the first round and the national selections of Japan and Senegal will be at the top of the group? Both countries performed very well against their favored rivals and surprised many with their results from the opening games of the World Cup 2018. Now one of these two sides can secure a place on the 1/8 finals with success in this fight so the battle will be more than questioned.
At the 2002 World Cup, Senegal reached the finals of the World Cup in its only previous World Cup final. Surely everyone in the country and fans of Senegal in Russia are dreaming of such an achievement. It seems unlikely, but it will be a great success for the country to pass the group phase. And why not, as Senegal has a lot of good players in the composition, such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gueye, Mame Biram Diouf and Sadio Mane. Senior coach Aliou Cisse, who was part of the 2002 World Cup team and knows how to make success, has done a very good job against Poland. The Senegalese team seemed very tactical against the Poles. End Defenders Youssouf Sabaly and Molla Wague left no space for quick attacks on Poland on the wings. They were certainly well instructed by Aliou Cisse, and they also received midfield support. Central defenders Salif Sane and Kalidou Koulibaly were also flawless, which is not surprising as they both play in prestigious clubs in Europe. In the upcoming Ekaterinburg Arena team, Senegal will again try to be stable in defense and use its chances of counter-attack, as it was against Poland a few days ago.
Japan’s team also beat Colombia 2-1 at the Mordovia Arena on June 19th. Yuya Osako and Shinji Kagawa scored one shot for their country, which was given a dream comeback at the World Cup. The Japanese team is the strongest team in Asia and has proven it in its debut league title. The country has been participating in every World Cup since 1998 and Japan is also a 4-time Asian winner, so the team has always been a class. The success against Colombia was the second straight for Japan, which before the start of the championship beat Paraguay 4:2. Before that, the team was in a series of three consecutive losses and fans questioned their chances of doing something in the world finals. That is, Japan is now in the lead in the group and eventually three points will even send them to the 1/8-finals. In Mondiale 2014, the team dropped into the group stage, but four years earlier they reached the 1/8-finals of the 2010 World Cup. The country has two appearances in the direct elimination of the World Cup and will now aim for a third placement of the 1/8 finals .
Akira Nishino’s team was lucky at the start of the match against Colombia as they received a penalty and their rival stayed with a lesser person. However, it was not easy for Japan to win the match after allowing for a leveling, but fifteen minutes before the end scored a second goal and Colombia failed to react. Still, in my opinion, Senegal’s team made a better impression in their first match and I expect the African side not to lose this game.
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