Japan vs England (By: PlayMaker)
The English girls have excellently won the top spot after 2 wins. Behind them is Japan (4 points), Argentina (1 point) and Scotland (0 points). Thus, no matter how the third match result is, the English women are sure to get one of the first two positions and just need a draw to preserve their first place. The performance of the England women's team is very good with 5 wins in the last 7 appearances, the remaining 2 failures with the minimum ratio against Canada and New Zealand. They are showing their strength in this year's tournament and show that they deserve the top spot.
On the other side, Japanese girls are also considered the bright name that can compete for the next round in Group D. But they do not respond to that expectation when leaving a much weaker opponent to be held by the Argentine. In round 2, they regained their spirit with a 2-1 victory over Scotland. With 4 points won, Japanese women are ranked 2nd in Group D. Now, they need to add at least 1 point to firmly defend 2nd place.
The goal is very clear but the Japanese women's team will be very difficult in the battle against the English women. The last time the two teams met in the SheBelieves Cup in March, Japan received a 0-3 defeat to the Three Lions. Still some hope for Japan that they had defeated England 2-1 at the last official meeting (Women's World Cup 2015). Moreover, the England women's team has no motivation too high and must keep the power for the next 1/8 round, so the ability of Japan to get points is absolutely possible.
Japan vs England predictions
|Japan + 0.25 AH||Pinnacle||2.06||8||0-2 LOST (-8 units)|
Japan vs England betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).