Japan vs Turkmenistan Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds

Japan vs Turkmenistan Betting Tip

Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the Asian Cup Match Japan vs Turkmenistan. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.

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Japan vs Turkmenistan | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Japan get their Asian Cup campaign underway when they take on minnows Turkmenistan on Wednesday morning, with the four-time winners being the favourites to qualify from Group F. Meanwhile, with Turkmenistan being the second-worst ranked team in the entire competition, it could well be damage limitation for Yazguly Hojageldyyew’s side.

Japan vs Turkmenistan Match Preview

Asian Cup Group F action gets underway when Japan take on Turkmenistan on Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates, with the hosts looking to their star names to guide them to an opening victory in the tournament in which they have won four times already. Japan Head Coach Hajime Moriyasu will be hopeful of a convincing victory for his side, however the Asian Cup is well-known for shock results. For those still unsure of who to back, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Japan.


Japan come into the Asian Cup unbeaten in their last five-matches following the summer’s World Cup, a run which includes victories over both Panama and Uruguay. Head Coach Moriyasu has called up the likes of Newcastle United striker Yoshinori Mutō and Real Betis’ Takashi Inui to his squad for the summer, with the duo likely to provide significant attacking threats on Wednesday. The Blue Samuri has one of the most experienced squads in the competition this year, with former Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo set to earn his 111th cap later this week.


Turkmenistan are making only their second ever Asian Cup appearance, having failed at the first hurdle back in 2004. Head Coach Ýazguly Hojageldyýew certainly doesn’t have the same firepower as his opposite number in Abu-Dhabi this week, however a recent 2-0 friendly win over Afghanistan shoes they are not to be taken too lightly. 26-year-old forward Wahyt Orazsähedow is a name to look out for.

Japan vs Turkmenistan Head to Head

The duo have never before met in either a friendly or competitive fixture, meaning that no conclusions can be made when it comes to their head-to-head record.

Japan vs Turkmenistan – Odds and Predictions

It comes as little surprise that Japan are the overwhelming favourites for victory with the bookmakers ahead of kick-off, with William Hill offering the four-time Asian Cup winners odds of 1/10 on to claim all three points in their opening Group F fixture. Meanwhile, those backing a shock success for minnows Turkmenistan can take advantage of odds of 20/1 on the same platform.

Japan vs Turkmenistan Top Betting Tips:

However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on over 2.5 goals being scored during the 90 minutes on Wednesday morning, a market which is available at a best price of 2/7 with Ladbrokes.

Betting tip: over 2.5 goals
2/7 (at Ladbrokes)

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