While fans won’t cheer him on at the stadium, Japan still have the luxury of playing at home. So far this tournament has been beneficial as it secured a place in the round of 16 with two wins.
He now faces a French team that disappointed during Euro 2020.
While most of these players will not be in Tokyo, the next generation of French talent is taking the field. France lost 4-1 to Mexico but beat South Africa 4-3.
France vs Japan: odds, predictions and predictions
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- Silver line: France +195 (bet $ 100 to win $ 195) | Japan +115 (bet $ 100 to win $ 115) | Draw +260
- More under: 2.5 (O : -140 | U : +100)
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Japan 2, France 1
Silver Line (ML)
” SKINNY “ To JAPAN (+115) as he will look to win all three games and make a home statement. These U23 players are going to want to make a name for themselves.
F Takefusa Kubo impressed with 2 goals in the tournament. On top of that, Japan allowed just one goal in their first two games.
The French team with the best scores has been both fantastic offensively and disappointing defensively. He has to find a way to slow Japan down, and that doesn’t seem likely.
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Over / Under (O / U)
EVEN on the OVER 2.5 (-140) while France’s difficulties in defending highlighted its tournament.
France have allowed 7 goals in two games but scored 5 for themselves. No team is this close in terms of combined goals in their games and Japan have scored 3 goals and allowed only one.
France F Andre Pierre Gignac has 4 goals in two games including a hat trick. His dominance combined with Japanese attacking prowess should translate into a high-scoring game.
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