Japan vs Saudi Arabia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Match Preview and Prediction
Fixture: Japan vs Saudi Arabia
Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualification 2018 AFC Final Group Stage
Date: Tuesday, 15 November, 10:35 GMT
Stadium: Saitama Stadium, Japan.
Japan vs Saudi Arabia: Preview
Japan vs Saudi Arabia match is going to be held on 15th November at Saitama Stadium. It’s a big football clash between two Asian giants who will try to put their best efforts to make sure their progress in the final stage of FIFA World Cup 2018. There is no doubt that this match is more and more vital for Japan to compare with Saudi Arabia. It is a must win game for Japan to make sure their smooth progress in the final stage of World Cup 2018. In the other side Saudi Arabia will be happy if they able to manage an away draw and valuable 1 point.
At the moment, Japan has secured 3rd place with 7 points in the Group B where Saudi Arabia is in the top of the table with 10 points. Saudi Arabia is unbeaten with 3 wins and 1 draw in their last 4 matches of AFC Final Group Stage. Japan has suffered a defeat along with 2 wins and 1 draw in their AFC Final Group Stage campaign. Japan will start the match as favorite in their crucial home fixture of Asian World Qualifier clash against Saudi Arabia at Saitama Stadium.
Player to Watch: Genki Haraguchi (Japan) and Nawaf Al Abid (Saudi Arabia).
Japan vs Saudi Arabia: Head-to-Head Stats
- Both teams have played only 4 matches against each other in all the competitions. Japan has registered 2 victories and 2 defeats against Saudi Arabia. Japan has scored 10 goals against Saudi Arabia and concedes only 5 goals against them.
- Japan has registered a big 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their last meetings in the match of Asian Cup 2011.
- Interesting fact is that they will face each other for 1st time in the match of Asian World Cup qualification (AFC Final Group Stage).
Japan vs Saudi Arabia: Prediction
Japan is ready to secure a home win in this match and other side Saudi Arabia has no intention to go back home with empty hand. But Japan is slightly better side to compare with Saudi Arabia when they will get the home advantage at Saitama Stadium, Japan.
Predicted result will be a draw or home win for Japan.