Predictions Tips Japan vs New Zealand Olympic Tokyo 2020

The clash between Japan VS New Zealand in the Olympic Games quarter-finals seems like a mismatch from afar. Japan was the only country to score maximum points in the group stages. New Zealand managed just four points to make it through. Japan won narrowly against South Africa and Mexico, before winning 4-0 over France in their final Group A match.

You can bet that they will be even more impressive against New Zealand after keeping two clean sheets in this competition. Japan U23 has won six consecutive matches with no loss, one draw, and five wins. They have scored at least two goals in four of six matches. In six matches, they have kept three clean sheets.

Our picks for Japan and New Zealand

Our tips are free from bias and were compiled using the most current stats and figures at the time of publication.

  • Football Whispers US Prediction one: Handicap – Japan -1 @ -150
  • Football Whispers US Prediction two: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ -140
  • Football Whispers US Prediction three: First half over/under goals – Under [email protected] -215

These odds are current at the time they were published. You should always verify with your bookmaker before placing any wagers. WCLUB365 is our recommended bookmaker for this match.

Japan will have plenty of room for expansion

Our handicap bet is that Japan will win -1. After beating South Africa and Mexico, the hosts defeated France 4-0 in their final group match. New Zealand, on the other hand, battled to get out of an easier group. They only beat South Korea and lost to Honduras before drawing with Romania. They will try to absorb the Japanese pressure, but once a goal is achieved, it won’t work. Japan could take them out.

A fair few goals

We see Japan winning the match. It could also be an entertaining affair. Japan scored 2.5 goals in their last two matches, while the average for all three group matches was only 2.7 goals. New Zealand managed to score low against South Korea and Romania, but their 3-2 defeat against Honduras is a clear indication that they can be beaten. This is exactly what we expect; if hosts get on the offensive early, then the floodgates could open.

In the first 45 minutes, there were only limited goals

We will be focusing on the first 45 goals, but our final prediction is a tip for another goal. Although we expect the game will open at some point, we have backed 2.5 goals earlier in the article. However, the possibility of more than one goal seems unlikely at this time. New Zealand has had two matches in Tokyo that have gone this way. Knowing that it will be another back-to-the-wall display, it screams for a tight opening. It’s something that should be a little easier since home fans are not permitted inside the stadium.

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Location: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium