Japan vs Costa Rica Betting Tips

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Japan vs Costa Rica Betting Tips

During every WC tournament, there are group-stage matches which seem to have no meaning whatsoever, and we had that thought in mind while preparing our Japan vs Costa Rica betting tips. They both potentially have enough quality to reach the knockout stages, and in many other groups, they could fight for that. But with Spain and Germany as the other two teams in Group E, Japan and Costa Rica bear the burden of being nothing more than outsiders.

However, this match should be at least interesting for punters betting on the World Championship. In the early Japan vs Costa Rica winner odds, William Hill gives a slight advantage to Japan and sets them at 2.45, while Costa Rica is available at 3.25. Read our preview to discover more attractive prices for this fixture and reveal our cherry-picked Japan vs Costa Rica betting predictions.

1. Japan vs Costa Rica Preview

It's hard to imagine a different scenario than Japan and Costa Rica facing each other in the second round of fixtures with zero points to their name. Because we don't see any reason for them to win or even draw against Germany and Spin, this will be the only chance for Japan and Costa Rica to score some points in the group stage. Therefore, this match will be a fight for not finishing last in Group E rather than a battle for one of the round of 16 spot. We'll see if that's the case on the 27th of November at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in al Rayyan.

We’ll start analyzing our opponents, but we won’t be looking at them as being better than us. We want to bring out our own strengths. Our aim is to get to the quarterfinals, but we’ll take each game as it comes, analyzing our opponents and making use of our own strengths - Hajime Moriyasu, the Japan national team head coach, once the group stage draw was completed, Japan Times

For Japan, it's the seventh WC appearance in a row. Since their long-awaited debut in 1998, they've qualified for every tournament. They've been pretty consistent with their performances as they alternately finished at the group-stage level or progressed to the round of 16 and lost. This pattern will probably work again this year as we find it unlikely Japan will break it and finish first or second in Group E.

In World Championship history, Costa Rica has regularly been just a football curiosity rather than a solid and dangerous team. But in 2014, they achieved their biggest WC success, finishing among the top eight teams. At that time, they did the impossible and shockingly won their group ahead of such classy as England, Uruguay, and Italy. They eventually lost to the Netherlands in the quarter-final, but it happened after a very dramatic penalty shoot-out and a heartbreaking miss by Michael Umana.

2. Japan vs Costa Rica Betting Odds

Early Japan vs Costa Rica odds are conservative and spread evenly on the possible results. William Hill offers a favourable 2.45 for Japan to win and a tempting 3.25 for Costa Rica's win, with a draw set in the middle at 2.87. But you can already find more prices than just these Japan vs Costa Rica winner betting odds. For example, both teams to score is at 2.10, which indicates this scenario isn't very probable.

In the meantime, we already encourage you to get familiar with Costa Rica vs Germany preview and odds prepared in the related article before the second Costa Rica game in this year's competition. Moving on with the most valuable Japan vs Costa Rica outright betting odds, under 2.5 goals scored is available at a fair price of 1.50, while the price for any of these teams to keep a clean sheet is way over 2.40. If you want to enjoy more Japan vs Costa Rica fixed odds, visit William Hill and browse all betting markets. Alternatively, you can wait until Unibet and Bet365 release their odds for this fixture.

3. Japan vs Costa Rica Prediction

We don't have many safe Japan vs Costa Rica betting tips, but with such unpredictable teams, there are still enough opportunities to make good profits. First of all, we're not going to give a Japan vs Costa Rica winner prediction because this match can end in any way. Instead, we have a solid Japan vs Costa Rica betting pick for the goalscoring market, which is under 2.5 goals.

That's because Japan and Costa Rica usually don't score many goals. We don't think they will play in a happy-go-lucky style and risk everything in this fixture. Moving on, we have more Japan vs Costa Rica predictions for you – if you still want to bet on the final result, use the double-chance offers; and if you want to bet on the winning margin, go for one-goal difference, nothing more.

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Finally, our last Japan vs Costa Rica betting tip is to follow the live score. We believe we'll see at least one goal in this match, so if the goalless draw is still on the scoreboard after the first half, you'll find enhanced odds for over 0.5 goals. If you want to find more picks for Japan during the WC 2022 tournament, head to our Japan vs Spain winner betting predictions available in the related preview ahead of the second Group E fixtures.

3.1 Japan vs Costa Rica Free Bet

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3.2 How to Bet on Japan vs Costa Rica

Let us give you a short guide to betting on Japan vs Costa Rica. First of all, once you read our preview, additionally make your analysis and choose the best betting tips and predictions for you. Then, go to your favourite bookmaker and find Japan vs Costa Rica betting odds in the WC 2022 section. Click on the particular results and add them to your bet slip. Choose the stake and place your bet on Costa Rica vs Japan.

4. Japan vs Costa Rica FAQ

4.1 ⚽ What is Japan vs Costa Rica date and venue?

Japan and Costa Rica will meet on the 27th of November at 1 pm local time, making it the first fixture that day. Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan will be the venue.

4.2 ⚽ Does Japan or Costa Rica have any chances to progress from Group E?

According to experts and bookmakers, both these teams are big outsiders in this group. Without a miracle or a big surprise, they both should finish behind Germany and Spain.

4.3 ⚽ What are the betting odds for Japan vs Costa Rica?

William Hill has a hard time deciding on a favourite for this encounter. This bookmaker has Japan available at 2.45, with Costa Rica narrowly behind at 3.25 and a draw in between at 2.87.

4.4 ⚽ Is there any valuable Japan vs Costa Rica match prediction?

Given how both these teams usually play, going for under 2.5 goals scored seems to be the safest pick from our Japan vs Costa Rica betting tips we made for this match.

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