The U.S. Men's National Team begins its final pre-World Cup stretch when the team takes on fellow World Cup participant Japan in a friendly match on Friday at the Düsseldorf Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. After playing Japan, the Americans will face Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in their final match before opening the World Cup on Nov. 21 against Wales. Meanwhile Japan qualified for its seventh consecutive World Cup by finishing second in its group.
Kickoff is set for 8:26 a.m. ET. Japan are listed as +150 favorites (risk $100 to win $150) in the latest USA vs. Japan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the USA are +165 underdogs. A draw is +210, and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. (For more soccer coverage, click here.)
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Eimer knows that American Josh Sargent is in red-hot form. The 22-year-old forward for Norwich City is tied for second in the English Football League Championship in goals with six, which have all come in his last seven games. (He also has an assist.) His recent form could be a major asset for a USMNT that struggled to find a consistent 9 during World Cup qualifying.
Eimer also has taken into account that the Japanese face a USMNT that is unsettled at goalkeeper. Since leaving a starting spot with the New England Revolution of MLS for a backup role with Arsenal, Matt Turner has played only one match. Ethan Horvath has started 10 games for Luton Town but has been wildly inconsistent, and Sean Johnson is tied for the MLS lead in clean sheets (14) but has regularly followed the other U.S. goalkeepers on Gregg Berhalter's depth chart.
Now, Eimer has taken an in-depth look at the USMNT vs. Japan matchup and locked in his picks. He is leaning Over on the toal and has two confident best bets and as well as a full breakdown of this friendly match. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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