Japan v Scotland Tips & Predictions
13th October 2019 – 11:45
Match Preview & Team News
There is plenty of drama ahead of the pool decider between Japan and Scotland. The match is scheduled for Sunday evening in Yokohama (07:45 pm local time) but is in huge danger of being postponed or relocated due to adverse weather conditions in and around the city. Two Saturday’s matches were cancelled because of typhoon Hagibis. The decision regarding this particular affair will be made on Sunday morning. If the match is cancelled, Scotland would not get the chance to battle for the quarter-final, while Japan would finish top of the pool and avoid New Zealand in the quarter-final.
From the betting perspective, Scotland are 8/11 favourites to snatch the win and qualify for the knockout phase. They slipped up in the opening fixture against Ireland but were ruthless in following two ties against Samoa and Russia. Gregor Townsend’s men did not allow a single point in the last two outings.
Any win here should be enough for the Scots to advance through, but can they match displays from the last two games against a significantly stronger opposition here? Japan made the biggest upset of the tournament when they shocked Ireland in the second round. The Brave Blossoms then struggled to earn a bonus-point victory against Samoa, but they eventually made it count scoring the fourth try at the death of the affair.
However, the biggest problem for the Japanese squad is the lack of defensive meticulousness as they shipped 19 points to the likes of Samoa who were scoreless in the clash against the Scots beforehand.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Japan have the crowd on their side, but Scotland’s quality should prevail. The odds offered for the Scottish victory are too good to be skipped. After all, they won each of the last four H2H encounters with the Brave Blossoms. The main bet will be Scotland to win at the 8/11 odds.
HT/FT Market Prediction
We will alternatively back Scotland to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 23/20.
Japan v Scotland predictions:
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