Japan and Senegal meet each other at the Ekaterinburg Arena
The two leaders in Group H of the World Cup Japan and Senegal meet each other at the Ekaterinburg Arena in the city of Ekaterinburg. These are our vip soccer bets for this clash, which could qualify one of these two teams for the knockout phase of the tournament.
How we said, both teams had a flying start of their World Cup campaigns. Japan beat Colombia with 2-1, while Senegal celebrated a win with the same result against Poland. Maybe this was not what exactly the pundits were expecting, but these surprises are always a part of these competitions.
Japan started the World Cup 2018 in the best way possible – beating one of the big favourites in the group Colombia. Of course, one of the main reasons for this is the red card which Colombia’s midfielder Carlos Sanchez recieved after just three minutes of play. With 10 men on the pitch, it became incredibly difficult for Los Cafeteros to stay in the game. The South American team managed to equalize until the halftime break, but Japan’s striker Yuya Osako decided everything with a second goal in the second half.
Senegal caused a similar upset against Poland – the other team, which was considered favourite by the pundits. The Lions of Teranga got a healthy advantage of two goals after Thiago Cionek’s own goal and Mbaye Niang’s strike. Grzegorz Krychowiak scored a goal for Poland four minutes before the end, but the Polish team was unable to score a second one and win at least a point from the match.
We don’t expect Japan’s head coach Nishino to make any changes in his line-up. Most probably the same eleven who beat Colombia will play in this game as well. One of the pleasant surprises in the Japanese team is the defender Gen Shoji, who was chosen as a partner of Maya Yoshida. Shoji did very well against Los Cafeteros, so he deserves another start against Senegal. The way Shoji and Yoshida partner in defense is going to be very important for the Samurai’s chances of winning something from this clash.
Senegal are ready to make a solid impression at this year’s World Cup. In their debut appearance in 2002, the Lions of Teranga reached the 1/4-finals of the competition. Oficially Senegal are still without a loss in the group stages of the World Cup – they are unbeaten in four consecutive matches. Against Poland Senegal showed a lot of heart, passion and energy – something typical for the African teams. Now they are ready to prove that their win against the Polish side was not a fluke. If they manage to reach the knockout phase of the tournament, this is going to be another huge success for the Senegalese side.
The bookmakers are giving a slight advantage to Senegal, but be careful about that. Beating Colombia is a proof that this Japanese team is very capable. This time the Samurai are motivated to reach the 1/8-finals and they are aware that they are pretty close to this at the moment.
These are our vip soccer bets for the World Cup game from Group H between Japan and Senegal. This is a crucial game in the group, because a win will qualify the winner for the 1/8-finals of the competition. This is why both teams are going to be very hungry for the 3 points. Will one of them burn out in the process? The only way to see is to witness what’s going to happen in Kazan. We think that this is a clash between two very similar teams in terms of quality.