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Japan vs Australia Predictions & Tips - Close contest in World Cup qualifiers

  • Japan vs Australia predictions for Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • Game is being played at 11:14am BST at the Saitama Stadium
  • Australia are unbeaten in their last 11 matches
  • Will Japan get their campaign back on track?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Japan are unbeaten in their last 7 matches against Australia. (Getty Images)
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Athos Sirianos 10 Oct 2021
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Japan vs Australia Predictions


Japan host Australia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. The Blue Samurai have not lost to Australia in over a decade, while the Socceroos come to Japan in top form. 

I’m backing BTTS and a draw.
  • Japan vs Australia Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Japan Form
  • Japan Injuries & Team News
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Squad & Team News

  • Japan are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
  • Japan are unbeaten in their last 7 matches against Australia (all competitions).
  • Australia are unbeaten in their last 11 matches (FIFA World Cup).
  • Australia are unbeaten in their last 5 away matches (FIFA World Cup).
  • Australia have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches against Japan (all competitions).

Head to Head


Japan have a 10-6 record against Australia with eight draws in 24 matches.

Japan Form


Japan are in desperate need of some points. 

The Blue Samurai suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home to Oman, before recovering with a 1-0 win over China. 

But this was merely a temporary fix, as Japan suffered their second loss of the campaign when they went down 1-0 to Saudi Arabia away from home.

Japan Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Shūichi Gonda, Kosei Tani
Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Naomichi Ueda, Sei Muroya, Ko Itakura, Yūta Nakayama, Daiki Hashioka
Midfielders: Genki Haraguchi, Gaku Shibasaki, Takumi Minamino, Wataru Endo, Takuma Asano, Junya Ito, Ritsu Dōan, Daichi Kamada, Hidemasa Morita, Kōji Miyoshi, Ao Tanaka
Forwards: Yuya Osako, Kyogo Furuhashi, Ado Onaiwu

Australia Form


Australia have won their last 11 matches and sit top of the group. 

A 3-0 win over China got the Socceroos off to a good start, before following up with a 1-0 win over Vietnam. 

Australia then recorded their third Group Stage win when they defeated Oman 3-1.

Australia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Lawrence Thomas
Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Aziz Behich, Bailey Wright, Ryan McGowan, Rhyan Grant, Harry Souttar, Fran Karačić, Callum Elder
Midfielders: Tom Rogic, Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic, James Jeggo
Riley McGree, Kenny Dougall, Denis Genreau
Forwards: Awer Mabil, Adam Taggart, Chris Ikonomidis, Mitchell Duke, Martin Boyle, Daniel Arzani

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Verdict

Japan have a solid home record, while Australia come to the Saitama Stadium in form. I’m backing BTTS and a draw.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS $2.20 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result $3.20 at Neds - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score $6.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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