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Kirin Cup Semi-final - Japan vs Ghana

Japan vs Ghana match preview & prediction 

Match preview

Japan and Ghana square off at the Misaki Park Stadium in the semi-final fixture of the 2022 Kirin Cup this Friday, June 10.

Japan, who lost in the final of the last edition of this tournament 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2016, will hope to make it to another final when they face off against the Black Stars who are making their debut appearance in the 21st edition of the tournament.

Japan will also look to bounce back from their 1-0 friendly match defeat to Brazil on Monday. A match where they put up a good defensive showing until a late penalty scored by Neymar broke their resolve. 

Ghana, on the other hand, looked unimpressive against Central African Republic as they failed to make their dominance count and played out a 1-1 draw.

The two nations who have qualified to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will see this game as an opportunity to fine tune themselves ahead of the competition in late November. 

The winner of this match will face either Chile and Tunisia in the final.

Japan vs Ghana H2H

Japan and Ghana have faced off  four times with either winning two a-piece. The last time they faced off in 2018 Ghana won 2-0. 

Japan4 MATCHES (0 DRAW)Ghana
  • Games over 2.5 goals – 2 / 4
  • Both teams scored – 2 / 4

Japan vs Ghana form guide

Japan’s Last 5 matches – LWDWW

06/06/22Japan odds0 – 1odds Brazil
02/06/22Japan odds4 – 1odds Paraguay
29/03/22Japan odds1 – 1odds Vietnam
24/03/22Australia odds0 – 2odds Japan
01/02/22Japan odds2 – 0odds Saudi Arabia

Ghana’s Last 5 matches -DWDDL

05/06/22odds Central African Rep1 – 1odds Ghana
01/06/22odds Ghana3 – 0odds Madagascar
29/03/22odds Nigeria1 – 1odds Ghana
25/03/22odds Ghana0 – 0odds Nigeria
18/01/22odds Ghana2 – 3odds Comoros

Key facts 

  • Japan has scored 9 goal in their last 5 matches and conceded 3
  • In 1 of Japan’s last 5 matches Over 2.5 Goals were scored
  • Both Teams Scored twice in Japan’s last 5 matches
  • Ghana has scored 7 in their last 5 matches and conceded 5
  • In 2 of Ghana’s last 5 games Over 2.5 Goals were scored
  • Both Teams Scored 3 times in Ghana’s last 5 matches

Japan vs Ghana team news

Japan’s head coach Hajime Moriyasu will be without Yuya Osako and Hidemasa Morita who are both unavailable because of injury. While Ghana’s head coach Otto Addo will be without Premier League pair Jeffrey Schlupp and Thomas Partey who are recovering from injuries sustained during the Premier League season.

Japan vs Ghana prediction

Taking a critical look at the precedence of both teams, as experts here, we’ll be picking: 

  • Japan to win @ 1.59 
  • Under 3.5 goals @ 1.20 

 *DISCLAIMER: Odds are subject to change

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