Spain and Japan will face off Thursday in a critical matchup in bunched-up Group E at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Spain lead the group with four points, but Japan and Costa Rica are one point back. Germany have one point but could still advance with a victory in their matchup with Los Ticos, to be played at the same time on Thursday. Spain played to a 1-1 draw with Germany on Sunday, while Japan lost 1-0 to Costa Rica.
Kickoff at Khalifa International Stadium is set for 2 p.m. ET. Spain are -225 favorites (risk $225 to win $100) in the latest Japan vs. Spain odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Japan priced as +625 underdogs. A draw is +330, while the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5.
Before you lock in your Spain vs. Japan picks or FIFA World Cup 2022 predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Green knows La Roja will control the match with their possession-based game. Spain set a tournament record by holding the ball for 82 percent of their match against Costa Rica and had 65 percent possession against the Germans. A 7-0 victory against Los Ticos wasn't typical of Spain, but Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres and Marco Asensio are all capable finishers.
Green also has considered that Japan thrive when they are on counter-attack. They had just 26% possession against Germany and were outshot 26-12 but scored two goals after 75 minutes for the 2-1 victory. They were taken out of their game when Costa Rica sat back to defend, but Spain will allow them to stay in their comfort zone.
Green has taken an in-depth look at Japan vs. Spain from every angle, and we can tell you he is leaning under on the goal total. He also has revealed his three CONFIDENT best bets, including two offering plus-money payouts, and has a full breakdown of this FIFA World Cup 2022 match. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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