Ecuador vs Japan Prediction & Betting Tips

You’re at the right place if Ecuador vs Japan prediction and betting tips are what you’re looking for. And the same goes for the previews all the other Copa America matches. In this particular article, we’re going to discuss everything about Ecuador and Japan, including their forms, players, news, and so on. And we’ll give you a recommendation on which team to back on Monday evening.

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Ecuador

We’ll start this Ecuador vs Japan prediction by reminding ourselves that both of these teams are considered huge underdogs to do anything on this tournament. Ecuador is thought of as one of the worst teams from South America. Their players just don’t seem good enough to do anything big on Copa America 2019.

Speaking of Ecuador players, most of them are playing in Ecuadorian clubs, like LDU Quito, for instance. This means that they are not top-class. However, it also means that they might be in good physical shape. The thing is that the season in this country is only halfway, while the seasons in major European leagues are over. And there aren’t too many players from this side who are competing in Europe. Antonio Valencia is one of the rare ones, but he didn’t get to play too many times for Man United last season.

Ecuador players are much more physical than those playing in the shirt of Japan national team, but what about their technical prowess? Well, they’re not too skillful, it appears. At least not when compared to most other South American teams. But, maybe they’re good enough to score a goal or two against Japan?

Japan

Japan really did overachieve in the game against Uruguay. Playing 2:2 with one of the biggest favorites for winning Copa America is a historic result for them. And the draw is even more impressive knowing that Japan’s team is made off youngsters, who are either in their early twenties or still teenagers. The thing is that their manager brought 16 players with him to Brazil who previously had no experience of playing for Japan national team.

It seems like they shocked Uruguay by playing open-minded football. Not being afraid of their opponents resulted in Japan getting a lead on two occasions. But, then, the quality of Uruguay players came into play and they came back in the game.

But, this time, if they decide to use the same strategy, they will leave a lot of room for Ecuador’s counter-attacks. And hitting the opponents on the break is the number one strongest weapon of Ecuador. On the other hand, Japan do seem technically gifted enough to score a goal or two at the Minerao. And they also now have the motivation to do well in this game. A win on Monday evening would probably get them to the quarter-finals of Copa America.

Possible Lineups

Ecuador

Dominguez – Mina Meza, Achilier, Quinteros, Caicedo Lastra – Intriago, Orejuela, Mina Delgado, Preciado, Antonio Valencia – Enner Valencia

Japan

Kawashima – Ueda, Tomiyasu, Iwata, Itakura, Sugioka – Shibasaki, Nakajima, Abe – Miyoshi, Okazaki

Ecuador vs Japan Prediction

The Japan national team is a sort of mystery at the moment in the footballing world. Made up of players most people outside Japan haven’t heard of, the team is really unpredictable. They got hammered by Chile only to play a draw with mighty Uruguay. Who knows how they’re going to play against Ecuador?

Well, considering that in both of their previous matches in this tournament, we saw 4 goals, the same seems very plausible this time as well.

Ecuador vs Japan Betting Tips

  • BTS @1.75 (bet365)
  • Over 3.5 Goals @3.40 (William Hill)

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