Match Preview: Japan 1-0 Bolivia (Friendly International) on March 26, 2019 | Free Betting Tips

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March 26, 11:30
Friendly International

Japan 1-0 Bolivia

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.35 | Result:1:0 LOST

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Japan and Bolivia won’t be going head-to-head in the group stage of the 2019 Copa América as they did in 1999, but both nations continue their preparations for the upcoming tournament with a friendly in Kobe on Tuesday.
The hosts are still reeling from losing the 2019 Asian Cup final to Qatar, but an invitation to the Copa América gives them another chance for their first continental silverware since 2011. Moreover, after reaching the Round of 16 in the 2018 World Cup, Japan have hosted six friendlies at home, winning four (W4, D1, L1).
Recent trends suggest Japan could begin this contest much stronger, having not lost a first half at home since May 2018 (W5, D1). Bolivia, in contrast, have won just one of their last 17 first halves anywhere (W1, D9, L7).
Furthermore, the visitors have tasted victory in just one of their last ten friendlies (W1, D5, L4) – and that was against 138th-ranked Myanmar.
These two nations haven’t met since playing twice in the space of 12 months at the end of the 20th century, with Japan following up a 1-1 1999 Copa América draw with a 2-0 home victory.
Players to watchRitsu Doan created more chances for his country at the Asian Cup (11) than any other Japanese player.
After three goals and three assists this Liga MX season, Alejandro Chumacero will be keen to find his first international goal since March 2016.
Stat attack: Since the beginning of 2018, Japan have won three of five matches as a home favourite (W3, D1, L1), while Bolivia have not won any game that they started as the away outsider (D4, L4).
Nine of Japan’s last 14 fixtures have produced over 2.5 total goals, as have six of Bolivia’s last ten.
Bolivia have won just one of their last six matches against Asian opposition (W1, D3, L2).

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