Japan vs Costa Rica predictions and odds for the Women’s World Cup match

O tur football expert has three bets for Japan vs Costa Rica in match day two of the Women’s World Cup.

apan are the clear favourite in this fixture and they could seal qualification to the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory here. Costa Rica were beaten by Spain in their opening match so three points are a must if they hope to qualify from the group.

Japan vs Costa Rica Betting Tips

  • Japan handicap -3 (home -3) @ 11/8 Bet9ja
  • Over 2.5 goals in the second half for Japan @ 2/1
  • Japan to score exactly 4-5 goals @ 13/8 Bet9ja

Japan to make it two from two

The first Women’s World Cup tip for Japan vs Costa Rica is for Japan to win by four goals minimum.

Japan’s performance in their opening match against Zambia was a display of sheer dominance. They had 25 shots as they enjoyed 60% possession. Zambia were unable to manage a single shot as they lost 5-0. They also won their last game before the tournament against Panama 5-0.

Costa Rica were fortunate they only lost by three in their first group match. Spain managed a staggering 46 shots; 12 of which were on target.

“If the Japan team gets the same opportunities that Spain had in their opening match versus Costa Rica, they should cover the handicap here. Japan are ranked 25 places higher than their opponents in the the world rankings.

Japan vs Costa Rica Bet 1: Japan handicap -3 (home -3) @ 11/8 Bet9ja

A glut of goals in the second half 

The second of our predictions for Wednesday’s clash between Japan vs Costa Rica is over 2.5 goals for Japan in the second half.

 Four of Japan’s five goals in their first match came in the second half. Tired legs became a factor for the underdogs late on and fatigue is likely to become a factor here if Costa Rica are left chasing the ball for the majority of the match.

Three of Japan’s five goals in their final warm-up match against Panama also came in the second half so 2/1 for this bet to land in a third consecutive Japan match looks a great price.

Costa Rica steadied the ship after a disastrous start against Spain. They will be keen to ensure their opponents aren’t out of sight before half time this time around.

Japan vs Costa Rica Predictions Bet 2: Over 2.5 goals in the second half for Japan @ 2/1

 Japan to continue their good run in front of goal

 Our final bet is Japan to score exactly four or five goals in the match at 13/8 on Bet9ja.

Like our other angles, we are backing Japan to record a comfortable win when they take on Costa Rica. As previously mentioned, Japan’s last two matches have ended in 5-0 victories.

Japan have a young side that looks capable of making it to the latter stages of this World Cup. They reached the final in 2011 and 2015 and it looks as though the good times could be returning for the national side.  

Costa Rica looked toothless against Spain and they struggled to great anything significant in their final warm-up match against South Africa. They seldom face this level of opponent, and Japan ranks just five places below Spain in the world rankings

Japan vs Costa Rica Bet 3: Japan to score exactly 4-5 goals @ 13/8 Bet9ja

Japan vs Costa Rica Odds

Odds correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

  • Japan to win @  6/100 Bet9ja
  • Draw @ 19/2 Bet9ja
  • Costa Rica to win @ 34/1 Bet9ja

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