Japan – Paraguay Today’s Soccer Prediction
The Japanese team closes its series of friendlies of preparation, facing the always complicated selection of Paraguay in this interesting match. Japan finished behind South Korea in the East Asian Championship group. The Japanese lost the lead on the last day, losing 1-4 at home to Koreans. That defeat did not matter since both teams will be in the World Cup.
This will be Japan’s 4th friendly since then. In March, they drew 1-1 against Mali and lost to Ukraine (1-2). Already last week, lost to another African team, Ghana, by 0-2.
Framed in the same group as Colombia, Senegal and Poland, the truth is that the Nipponese do not arrive at their best in this World Cup despite having numerous players in the European leagues, especially in the Bundesliga. The new player of Real Betis, Takashi Inui, will be one of the stars of a team that has a veteran as the ex-Milan Honda, the central Southampton Yoshida or the intergalactic Nagatomo.
Eleven Probable: Kawashima – Yoshida, Hasebe, Makino – Oshima, Yamaguchi, Nagatomo, Haraguchi – Honda, Usami, Osako.
Paraguay was out of this World Cup on the last day, which came with options to at least have played the repechage. The Guarani team was not going through its best moment when it visited the double champion of America, Chile. However, the men of Francisco Arce made their best game of this century, scoring by 0-3 and recovering all their options to attend the World Cup. However, the team lost the next game (1-2 at home against Uruguay) which forced them to win in Colombia and wait for the stumbling of the teams that preceded him, something that did not happen.
The Paraguayan team began this qualifying phase by beating Venezuela at home (0-1). Days later, they drew 0 against the Albiceleste of Tata Martino, in a tense game with little football. In the next stop, already in November last year, Paraguay fell on his visit to Peru (1-0), correcting this unexpected setback with a home win against Bolivia (2-1). Afterwards, the Paraguayans gave a little surprise when they drew a draw from their visit to Ecuador, until that moment, the only team that counted their games by victories (4), and that needed a goal in the last minute of the match to save a point. against a selection, the Guarani, who came from behind against a double from the braided Lezcano to enter the last minute of the match with an advantage that he could not keep. Days later, Paraguay repeated a draw with two, although this time at home, against Brazil. A victory against Chile (2-1), the defeat suffered at the hands of Uruguay (4-0), the defeat at home against Colombia (0-1) and the surprising victory in Argentina (0-1) preceded the disappointing defeat against the Peruvians, who left the team out even from the play-off position. The defeat in Bolivia (1-0) was a hard blow, overcome after the victory at home against Ecuador (2-1) prior to the win in Brazil.
Eleven Probable: Silva – Paulo Da Silva, Gómez, Junior Alonso, Jorge Moreira – Barreiro, Cáceres, Riveros, Romero – Almirón, Lucas Barrios.
The Japanese hurry their last friendly and will want to win a Paraguay that could be in this World Cup. None comes to the game in a big moment and given that there is maximum equality in the four previous contested, the prognosis is that of a tie between the two.
Prediction Today: Tie