Match Preview: Japan 0-1 Colombia (Friendly International) on March 22, 2019 | Free Betting Tips

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March 22, 11:20
Friendly International

Japan 0-1 Colombia

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.36 | Result: 0:1 LOST

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Japan will play their first match following their Asia Cup exit to Qatar at the beginning of last month as they take on South American side Colombia. Impressively, that defeat in the Asia Cup was their first in 12 international matches (W10, D1, L1). Notably, seven of those ten victories were accompanied by a clean sheet.
The home side have an impressive recent record in international friendlies, not tasting defeat in any of the previous six (W5, D1). In those matches, Japan have been scoring goals for fun, averaging 3.17 per game. Additionally, they have conceded just an average of one goal per game in the same period.
Colombia have lost just one of their previous 12 international matches (W7, D4, L1). Furthermore, the visitors here have kept a clean sheet in 50% of those games. Whilst they can boast a decent defence, ‘Los Cafeteros’ can also struggle to break down their opponents at the other end of the pitch. As a result, 30% of their previous ten matches have finished a 0-0 stalemate.
Somewhat ironically, Colombia’s sole defeat did come against Japan in the 2018 World Cup. However, that was Japan’s only win in the previous five H2H meetings with their South American rivals (W1, D2, L2).
Players to watchYuya Osako has scored 50% of Japan’s previous four international goals – both of which came in the second half.
At just 19-years-old, Cucho Hernández looks set to have a bright future for his nation, and he netted two goals from the substitutes bench against Costa Rica back in October.
Stat attack: Japan’s previous five international goals have come in the second half.
Colombia have scored a goal after the 75th minute in four of their previous five international matches.
Both teams have scored in just two of the previous five H2H meetings.

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