Japan vs Australia: Two of Asia’s strongest teams Japan and Australia will face off in the World Cup qualifier fixture on the 12th of October.
Japan vs Australia: Preview
Japan have looked a bit rusty in the early stages of the final round of the World Cup qualifiers and finds itself in the third position in Group B after the first three matches. They have suffered two defeats against Oman and recently against Saudi Arabia which has hampered their progress to the top of the table. They claimed a slender 1-0 victory against China in September and need to be at their lethal best to come up with a positive result on the day.
On the other hand, their opponents, Australia have had a dream start to the final round of qualifiers, and have won all of their matches so far maintaining a 100 percent record. The island nation have scored 7 goals in their three games and are defensively very solid as well. Needless to say, they hold the top spot in the final round of qualification in Group B and are looking ominously poised for a spot in the coveted World Cup next season.
Japan vs Australia: Match Timings
|Tuesday, 12th October||04:44 AM||PST|
|Tuesday, 12th October||07:44 AM||ET|
|Tuesday, 12th October||11:44 AM||GMT|
|Tuesday, 12th October||12:44 PM||BST|
|Tuesday, 12th October||03:44 PM||IST|
Japan vs Australia: Venue
The third-round World Cup qualifying fixture between Japan and Australia will be played at the Saitama Stadium, located in Midori-Ku, Saitama. The stadium has a seating capacity of 63,700 and was one of the venues for the football tournament in the recently concluded 2020 Summer Olympics.
Japan vs Australia: Predictions
Australia are looking in great shape at the moment and looks to have an answer to most questions that the opposition have to offer on the pitch. However Japan will not make it any easier as they have a formidable squad themselves. We predict a hard-fought 1-1 draw, in what will expectedly be a close contest between the two top sides.
Japan vs Australia: Live Stream
The information for the live streaming platforms for this match is not available and fans will have to keep an eye on the official social handles of their respective countries. For any further updates stay tuned.