Japan vs Senegal 101 Great Goals prediction: Japan 1-2 Senegal
The two lowest ranked nations in Group H both sprung surprises during matchday 1 by recording shock wins over Colombia and Poland.
Following their stunning victories, Japan and Senegal now both face the opportunity of making one huge stride towards the last-16 on Sunday.
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Japan vs Senegal betting tips: Who will win
Japan recording a second successive win at the World Cup on Sunday is valued at 13/5 by the bookies.
Both nations moving on to four points each with a draw on Sunday is at 11/5.
Bet365 have Senegal placing one foot in the last-16 by defeating Japan at 13/10.
Japan vs Senegal match preview
Japan became the first Asian side to defeat South American opposition at the World Cup in their opener, by beating 10-man Colombia.
Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako both netted to guide the third-lowest ranked nation in the competition to three points against the 16th highest ranked nation in the world.
Japan arrived in Russia in rather disappointing form having lost three of their five warm-up friendlies in preparation, however, when it mattered, Akira Nishino’s showed great composure in Mordovia.
Senegal became the first African nation in 2018 to claim three points at the World Cup by stunning the top seeds Poland on Tuesday.
A Thiago Cionek own-goal and a fortuitous second-half strike from M’Baye Niang gifted Aliou Cisse’s side a crucial win.
Both nations now sit on the brink of reaching the last-16, knowing a win and a draw in the other group game between Poland and Colombia would see them advance.
Japan team news vs Senegal
Leicester City forward Shinki Okazaki could start for Japan having come off the bench in their opening game versus Colombia.
Senegal team news vs Japan
Saliou Ciss remains unavailable with an injury.
Japan predicted line-up vs Senegal
Senegal predicted line-up vs Japan
Awesome Japan vs Senegal World Cup videos
Senegal fans cleaning up their part of the stadium after their victory against Poland is the best thing you’ll see today👏🇸🇳 pic.twitter.com/nhojG0CHaU
— PF | World Cup🏆 (@PurelyFootball) June 19, 2018
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Japan made history as 1st Asian team to defeat a S. American team in #WorldCup. But what happened after is just as impressive. A friend sent me this video of Japanese fans cleaning the stadium after the game. They actually brought the blue trash bags with them. Class act. #COLJAP pic.twitter.com/uPL7XyxD8g
— J.R. (@JRHDZV) June 19, 2018
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