Japan v Greece Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

18th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Japan v Greece

Japan v Greece Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

There is a big three points up for grabs in Group C here, because both Japan and Greece suffered defeats in their opening matches. Japan couldn’t hold on to a lead against the Ivory Coast, while Greece were blown away by Colombia. So it is time to try and make amends for both of them, and it is Japan who are looking the more likely to post a win, as Greece’s World Cup record is pretty poor.

This match doesn’t look like it will have a lot of goals in it, so look under 2.5 goals for it. This will be the first meeting between the two sides at the World Cup, and there has only been one meeting between them before. That was at the 2005 Confederations Cup when Japan ran out 1-0 winners. They did a pretty solid job of things against the Ivory Coast in their opening match, taking the lead, but could hold out against the African’s comeback.

Still, Japan overall are in some pretty decent form, as they have won five of their last six matches played now. So they are a confident side, they move well and they put a lot of effort and enterprise into their matches. In the anytime goalscorer market, Shinji Okazaki and Yuya Osako are both at 2/1, while Keisuke Honda, who has been involved (3 goals, 1 assist) in four of Japan’s last five goals, is at 3/1. Their record against European opposition at the World Cup isn’t great, just the two wins from seven encounters. But they are being backed for another here.

Greece have enjoyed little success at the World Cup. They have played seven games now at the World Cup and have they lost six of them, including their opener this year against Colombia, where they produced very little. They have lost their only match against Asian opposition at the World Cup too, a 2-0 defeat against South Korea at World Cup 2010. The Greeks, not known for their attacking football, have failed to score in six of their seven World Cup matches and haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of them.

Japan v Greece Odds

Japan 5/4, Draw 5/2, Greece 12/5

Paddy Power offer 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance on all World Cup 2014 group stage matches (except England’s). If a game ends goalless, then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast markets as a free bet.

Japan v Greece Betting Tips

Expect the game to be a low scoring affair and go under 2.5 goals

No option on Both Teams To Score looks highly probable

There is enough value to shoot for Japan in the match outright

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