Argentina vs Japan Women’s World Cup 2019 Betting Tip

Argentina vs Japan Women’s World Cup 2019 Betting Tip

Argentina vs JapanAction in Group D continues with Argentina taking on 2015 World Cup finalists Japan in the French capital. The South American’s are one of the lowest ranked teams in the competition this summer, making their Asian opponents the firm favourites to claim their first three points of the World Cup at the first possible opportunity.

Argentina vs Japan

  • Women’s World Cup
  • Parc des Princes, Paris
  • Monday 10th June
  • 17:00 UK Time

Argentina vs Japan Match Preview

Argentina and Japan meet at the Parc des Princes, with the 2019 Women’s World Cup Group D rivals both hoping to start their campaigns with a positive result. Japan are among the favourites for the main prize in France after reaching the final in Canada four years ago, while Argentina will play their first World Cup match since 2007. Unlike their male counterparts, the South American’s are unable to cut it at the highest level, making Japan the firm favourites in their upcoming encounter. A large number of bets are expected to be placed on the match, so let’s take a closer look at the two teams, including their player availability and recent form, starting with Argentina.

Argentina Team News & Form

Argentina qualified for the Finals after defeating Panama over two legs in their CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off clash, with the South American’s 4-0 home victory sending them safely through. Head Coach Carlos Borrello will be hoping that his side can make an impact in France over the coming weeks, despite having lost all six of their World Cup matches to date. Argentina defeated South American rivals Uruguay 3-1 in their latest warm-up match, however they suffered losses against South Korea, New Zealand and Australia during the 2019 FFA Cup of Nations.

Lyon striker Sole Jaimes is likely to be the biggest threat to the Japanese defence at the Parc des Princes, with the 30-year-old having an excellent goalscoring record at international level since her debut back in 2014. The rest of their squad is dominated by players plying their trade in either Argentina or Spain, with a good mix of youth and experience on show.

Japan Team News & Form

Japan may come into the tournament without a win in their last three matches, having lost to both England and France over recent months, however they are still a team which has the ability to go far into the World Cup. The potential striker partnership between Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa is enough to frighten any defence in the tournament, while Japan also have one of the most experienced squads travelling to France this summer. Captain Saki Kumagai has over 100 caps to her name and also has experience of playing in France, having signed for Lyon back in 2013.

Mana Iwabuchi (8) of Japan
Mana Iwabuchi (8) of Japan

Japan held reigning Olympic champions Germany to a 2-2 draw in a friendly clash back in April, which will have given them great confidence heading into the 2019 World Cup.

Argentina vs Japan Head to Head

The two teams have only ever met once before, with this encounter coming at the 2007 World Cup in China, when a 91st minute goal from Japan handed them the three points. However, with the duo having not met now in over a decade, perhaps little can be read into the head-to-head record between Argentina and Japan. As a result, factors such as form and player availability are likely to have a greater impact upon the eventual match outcome.

Argentina vs Japan Betting Odds and Predictions

Given their previous World Cup performances and world ranking, it comes as little surprise that it is Japan who are the firm favourites for victory when they take on Argentina. The 2015 runner’s up can be backed for the three points at best odds of 1/9 with bookmaker Betway, whilst those looking to back a surprise success for Argentina can take advantage of an appealing price of 30/1 with 22Bet. Meanwhile, a draw is also worth considering, with this market coming with best odds of 8/1 at 888Sport  ahead of kick-off.

Top Argentina vs Japan Betting Tip

Having taken all of the relevant information and statistics into account, our top betting tip for the Women’s World Cup Group D clash between Argentina and Scotland is to bet on over 2.5 goals being scored, a market which is available at odds of 1/2 with 888Sport.

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