After the surprising comeback victory over Germany in the debut of the World Cup, Japan can forward the classification to the round of 16 of the competition this Sunday. For that, the Japanese need to beat Costa Rica, who took a resounding thrashing of Spain in the debut. The ball rolls at 7 am, at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, in Al Rayann, Qatar.
O super sports compared the odds of the three main bookmakers operating in Brazil and, in all of them, the assessment of great favoritism by the Japanese.
In addition to Japan and Costa Rica, Group E of the World Cup is composed of Spain and Germany. The two teams will play at 4 pm this Sunday, in a match that could mark yet another early elimination for the Germans.
Japan stunned Germany on their opener. Crushed for a good part of the game, the Japanese grew in the final stretch of the match to turn the game over the four-time champions. A victory over Costa Rica will leave the team practically qualified for the round of 16.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, took the biggest rout of the World Cup. The team lost by 7-0 to Spain and showed nothing that could prevent the team from being one of the competition’s punching bags.
Thinking about this Sunday’s game, bets in favor of Japan are interesting. The team has a fast and high-quality attack to exploit Costa Rica’s defensive weaknesses.