Japan vs Costa Rica
FIFA World Cup
27th November 2022
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Japan was able to cause a surprise in the opening game and reverse a 1-0 deficit at the break against Germany. Japan was able to convince with a lot of commitment and passion and win many hearts around the world. Costa Rica, on the other hand, is coming back from a huge debacle against Spain. The 7-0 defeat will certainly not be easy to take and it will be a very difficult matter for the likeable Central Americans. Japan can most likely qualify for the round of 16 with a win and buy themselves a quiet last game against Spain. Costa Rica, on the other hand, needs a win to have any chances in the last game against Germany. There is excitement in this game and we expect a victory for the Japanese and their qualification for the round of 16. Anything else would be a surprise. Can Japan already get the round of 16 ticket?
With 8 players, the Japanese have a large part of the squad from the German Bundesliga. With a market value of 30 million euros, Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada is also the most valuable player in the Japan squad. Other dangerous players are Takehiro Tomiyasu from Arsenal London and Ritsu Doan (scorer against Germany) from SC Freiburg. Also, for example, Takuma Asanouse his playing time against Germany and could become an important factor against Costa Rica. The Japanese come to Qatar with great hopes after a comfortable World Cup qualification and want to finally make it through the round of 16 (best result). The total market value of the team is currently 154.00 million euros. Japan is currently 24th in the FIFA World Ranking.
Costa Rica travels to Qatar with only 3 players from European leagues. The rest of the squad mainly earns their living at home or in the USA. Unfortunately, you could notice that in the first game against the Spaniards, because the players were overwhelmed during the whole game against the Spaniards. With a market value of €5 million, Keylor Navas is the most valuable and by far the most famous player in the Costa Rica squad. The total market value of the team is currently only 18.75 million euros. Costa Rica is currently 31st in the FIFA World Ranking.
Japan vs Costa Rica: Odds
Full time result: Japan @ 1.76 odds.
Clean sheet: Japan @ 1.83 odds.