Ecuador v Japan Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th June 2019

Japan to win final group stage match

Ecuador v Japan Betting Tips – Copa America, 25th June 0.00 am

This is a battle for third place in the group. Japan are holding that position with just one point on the board. They have to win this to progress though as a best third-placed finisher. Despite not having anything on the board yet, can claim third with a win which would see them squeeze through as one of the best third-placed teams. Read our predictions for Ecuador v Japan.

Ecuador v Japan Betting Odds*

Ecuador 5/4
Japan 19/10
Draw 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 23rd, 2019 at 3:26 p.m.)

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Ecuador News and Form

Ecuador are winless in six fixtures now. Looking out a little bit further it is two wins in their last ten games played that they have taken. They have lost half of those ten. The only thing that gives them a chance at moving ahead to the quarter-finals is a victory in this fixture. So they cannot hold back in this game. Ecuador opened with a 4-0 loss against Uruguay. Then it was a 2-1 defeat against Chile that they suffered. Their one goal in that game was from a penalty kick converted by Enner Valencia.

In their last six games played Ecuador have managed only the one clean sheet. Also in that sequence of six games, Ecuador have failed to find the back of the net in half of them. So this is a team who are not carrying any kind of form with them at the moment. Because of that alone, it is hard to see how they picked themselves up to push forward for a positive win that will get them through to the next round.

Ecuador v Japan Head to Head

There has been only one previous meeting between these two
Japan collected a 1-0 win over Ecuador in a 2006 friendly

 

Key-Facts – Ecuador v Japan

  • Ecuador have not one in any of their last six
  • Japan have won two of their last seven games
  • The winner of this game could qualify for the quarter-finals

 

Japan News and Form

Japan were always going to be one of the big underdogs for this tournament, and as they suffered a big 4-0 loss against Chile in their opening game, that looked to be very true. But they didn’t play badly in their heavy defeat and then they were very competitive in their second group stage fixture which was against Uruguay. Twice Japan found themselves in front in that game against the Uruguayans, but they could hold out on neither occasion. The game ended in a 2-2 draw with Koji Miyoshi getting both of their goals. A draw may be enough to get them through to the next stage.

Before this game kicks off Japan will know exactly where they stand in the race for one of the best third-place finishing teams. Because of the result of Argentina beating Qatar, it leaves Japan having to win this game to progress. A draw won’t be enough for them to beat Paraguay to the second best runners-up spot because of goal difference. Japan were the runners-up in this years AFC Asian cup losing the final to Qatar. In their last seven games, Japan have posted a W2 D2 L3 record. Their two wins in that sequence happening against Bolivia and El Salvador. Japan have three clean sheets in their last five played.

Ecuador v Japan Tips & Odds

Japan to win outright at 19/10
Under 2.5 goals at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 23rd, 2019 at 3:26 p.m.)

Ecuador v Japan Predictions

Japan to win: There has been some good football played by Japan and they can be backed to get the win in this one. In terms of qualification, they will know ahead of kick off what they need. Still, they look good for a victory against a poor-looking Ecuador side.


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