Switzerland vs Japan
Switzerland host Japan in a friendly match in Lugano.
Switzerland current form during 2018 is amazing with two wins and a draw- 1:0 win against Greece, trashing 6:0 against Panama and 1:1 in Spain against one of the favorites in the World cup. This is their last friendly match before their opening match in Russia which is against Brazil. Maybe the coach will make a few changes in comparison with the match against the Spaniards but still the starting line-up should be very strong.
Japan's recent results are really unconvenient- 1:1 against Mali with a late equalizer in the extra time, 1:2 loss against Ukraine and 0:2 loss against Ghana and all of them during 2018...not impressive at all before the World cup. They have one more friendly against Paraguay and it would be really tough to earn a win in any of these two matches they have before the opening game in the WC. Their defense is the weakest part of the team- in the last 10 matches they played only against North Korea they had a clean sheet after a minimal win. It was a little embarassment they way they lost to South Korea with 1:4 after a brilliant comeback by the Koreans, but what speaks a lot about their poor performance in defense is the amount of goals they received by Haiti in the draw they made 3:3.
I would be really surprised if Swiss team don't succeed to beat Japan in Lugano. 2:0 or 2:1 as correct score only because it's a friendly. In a competitive game like in the WC Japan can lost against such a rival even with a classical result.
Switzerland vs Japan prediction
|Switzerland||Pinnacle||1.63||10||2-0 WON (+6.3 units)|