Japan vs USA Betting Tips And Predictions

Blue Samurai can get the upper hand in World Cup warm-up match

Japan / Osaka Prefecture ©IMAGO / Kyodo News 06/14/2022

JapanJapan vs USAUnited States
23rd September 2022
Kick Off: 1325 hrs
Football – Germany – International Friendly
Pick Japan to win 8/5
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Odds: 62/25 odds recorded 16:12 GMT, 22nd September 2022 at Betfair

As part of their World Cup warm-up, Japan and the USA will square off in an interesting international friendly on Friday.

It is one that England fans may want to keep an eye on too, as the Three Lions face the US in the Group Stage at Qatar 2022.

Who will come out on top in what is just the second meeting between these two nations? This fixture is being played in Germany.

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Japan Preview – Japan Build For Tough World Cup challenge

Japan has a pretty rough draw at this year’s FIFA World Cup as they are in Group E.

Somehow in order to qualify, they have to find a way past Spain and Germany, with Costa Rica making up the section.

But the Blue Samurai could put in a good shift in his one.

The last match that they played was an international friendly in June, in which they lost only 1-0 against Brazil.

In the match outright for this game, Japan are 8/5 for the victory*

It is expected to be a tight scrap between the two of them.

In the one previous meeting, Japan lost 2-3 at home to the USA but that was back in 2006.

Our betting prediction:
Japan 1 Goal Margin

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* (odds recorded 16:12 GMT, 22nd September 2022 at Betfair)


Reading back through the most recent form, that of Japan trumps the USA.

While Japan have lost two of their last three, they have won eight of their last eleven (D1 L2).

So that’s pretty decent and there were a couple of victories over the likes of Australia and Ghana in there.


USA Preview – USA Look For A Lift

The USA were unconvincing at best in their World Cup qualification campaign.

They just did enough at the end to take the final automatic qualification spot.

Fortunately for them, a 2-0 loss against Costa Rica at the end of their qualification campaign didn’t hurt them.

But it leaves the USA with only one victory in their last five internationals.

That one success was on home turf against Panama.

In the match outright for Japan vs USA betting, the US are at 7/4 for the win*

The last eight match victories that the US have banked have all been on home turf.


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Their time on the road has been hugely disappointing.

It has been a D3 L3 return from the USA in their last six on the road.

Another trend is not backing both teams to score in fixtures involving the USA.

Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight matches that the US have played.

Considering this is an international friendly, it may not see too much action.

There is a quote of even money on the Both Teams Not To Score option*


Japan vs USA Betting Tips

Nothing is riding on this match of course but it’s a good workout for two teams who are going to the World Cup.

The pick for the match outright is going to be the 8/5 odds on the home win for Japan*

Their form has just been better through 2022 than that of the USA.


Key Facts – Japan vs USA Selected Stats

  • The USA are winless in six matches away from home
  • Japan have won eight of their last eleven internationals
  • The USA beat Japan 3-2 in their one previous meeting (friendly)


The away record of the USA hasn’t exactly been too impressive either, sending further support to the home win.

So the Blue Samurai do just look the more likely of the two to pick up the victory.

Japan 1 Goal Winning Margin at 3/1 is our second pick for football betting tips*

* all odds recorded 16:12 GMT, 22nd September 2022 at Betfair

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The Best Betting Odds For Japan vs USA

Japan to win: 8/5 at Betfair
Draw: 2/1 at Betfair
USA to win: 7/2 at Betfair