FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 Belgium vs Japan

This fixtures looks easy on paper for Belgium but world cups are strange events and we have seen it so far. Japan could give Belgium tough time and should be a close game but Belgium have far too much talent up front to win the game for them

FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 Belgium vs Japan
FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 Belgium vs Japan

Belgium vs Japan
2018 World Cup Round of 16
Date: Monday, 2 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena, Rostov-na-Donu.

  • Adnan Januzaj’s maiden goal for the national team secured the top-spot finish for the Red Devils ahead of runners-up England.
  • They will now have an easier task in the last 16 round, but potentially a much tougher quarterfinal tie against Brazil.
  • Japan only edged their way to the knockout phase on the fair play rule on the expense of Senegal.
  • Samurai Blue failed to score in five of last six games with the European opposition at World Cups and they will head into this as massive underdogs.

Belgium Predicted Starting Eleven (3-4-2-1)

Courtois – Alderweireld, Kompany (Boyata), Vertonghen – Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco – Mertens, Hazard – Lukaku.

Japan Predicted Starting Eleven (4-2-3-1)

Kawashima – Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo – Hasebe, Shibasaki – Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui – Osako.

Belgium vs Japan Head-to-head

Interestingly, Belgium have only won one of five head to head games against Japan over the course of history.

The lone win came in November last year when Romelu Lukaku’s late second-half goal made all the difference for the Red Devils at Club Brugge’s Jan Breydelstadion.

Teams’ lone previous H2H tie at World Cups took place in the 2002 edition when they drew their group stage contest 2-2.

Interestingly, Japan bagged two or more goals in three consecutive H2H tie with Belgium before the mentioned 1-0 loss in a friendly from November last year.

Predicted Full-Time Result is a convincing victory for Belgium who possess much more quality in their ranks.

How to watch Belgium vs Japan | TV Listings and Channels

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