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Japan vs Kyrgyzstan Predictions & Tips - Can Kyrgyzstan get a result in the AFC World Cup qualifiers?

  • Japan vs Kyrgyzstan predictions for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at 11.25am BST at the Panasonic Stadium Suita
  • Japan have won to nil in their last 2 matches against Kyrgyzstan
  • Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
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Japan have won to nil in their last 2 matches against Kyrgyzstan (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 15 Jun 2021
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Japan vs Kyrgyzstan Predictions


Japan have little to play for as they host Kyrgyzstan in a World Cup qualifier. Goals could be hard to come by in Suita.

  • Japan have won 10 of their last 11 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Japan have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Japan have won to nil in their last 2 matches against Kyrgyzstan (all competitions).

Head to Head


Japan have a 2-0 advantage against Kyrgyzstan.

They won 4-0 in a friendly in 2018 and 2-0 in the first World Cup qualifier in November 2019. 

Japan Form


Japan have completely bossed Group F in the AFC World Cup qualifiers. They have won all seven games, scoring 41 goals and conceding once.

Hajime Moriyasu’s side beat Mongolia 14-0 with Yuya Osako hitting a hat-trick. They then beat Myanmar 10-0 on Friday with Osako scoring 5 goals.

The Samurai Blue hosted Tajikistan and won 4-1 with Kyogo Furuhashi, Takumi Minamino, Kento Hashimoto and Hayao Kawabe on target.

Japan’s last match was a friendly against Serbia. They won 1-0 in Kobe with Junya Ito scoring the winner.

Japan Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Shūichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt, Kosuke Nakamura
Defenders: Naomichi Ueda, Sei Muroya, Gen Shoji, Yuto Nagatomo, Shogo Taniguchi, Ryoya Ogawa, Sho Sasaki, Shinnosuke Nakatani, Miki Yamane
Midfielders: Hidemasa Morita, Genki Haraguchi, Daichi Kamada, Kyogo Furuhashi, Kento Hashimoto, Junya Ito, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, Hayao Kawabe
Forwards: Takuma Asano, Ado Onaiwu

Yuya Osako and Shinji Okazaki are is out with injury. Takumi Minamino has withdrawn from the squad.

Kyrgyzstan Form


Kyrgyzstan have a tough job ahead as they aim to finish second in Group F of AFC World Cup qualification. 

They have 10 points from seven matches and equal on points with Tajikistan who host Myanmar. 

The White Falcons got to back to action in June with a 1-0 defeat against Mongolia. 

Aleksandr Krestinin’s side won their last match in style. Kyrgyzstan won 8-1 in Myanmar with Mirlan Murzaev hitting a hat-trick.

Kyrgyzstan Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Valery Kashuba, Kutman Kadyrbekov, Erzhan Tokotaev
Defenders: Almazbek Malikov, Tamirlan Kozubaev, Mustafa Iusupov, Aizar Akmatov, Aleksandr Mishchenko, Valery Kichin, Avazbek Otkeev
Midfielders: Edgar Bernhardt, Odiljon Abdurakhmanov, Murolimzhon Akhmedov, Gulzhigit Alykulov, Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu, Eldar Moldozhunusov, Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov, Farhat Musabekov, Alimardon Shukurov, Akhlidin Israilov, Bekzhan Sagynbaev
Forwards: Tursunali Rustamov, Abay Bokoleyev, Mirlan Murzaev, Ernist Batyrkanov

Dordoi Bishkek striker Mirlan Murzaev has scored 10 goals in 46 internationals.

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Verdict

Japan have nothing to play for here and are missing three important attackers. I think this could be a low scoring match with value in the total goals markets.

Best Bet: Under 3.5 Goals Total Goals @100.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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