Japan will take on Mexico in the Group A match of the Tokyo Olympics on 25th July at the Saitama Stadium.
Japan, the host nation comes into this game on the back of a 1-0 triumph over South Africa. Takefusa Kubo’s scored the lone goal in the second half which ensured a victory and three crucial points to Japan.
They will be up against a strong Mexican side and would look to play sensibly and try to get a win.
Mexico had a strong start in the Tokyo Olympics as they crushed France 4-1. Goals from Alexis Vega, Sebastian Cordova, Uriel Antuna, and Eduardo Aguirre helped Mexico grab three points and secure a top position.
They would look to play the same way against Japan and solidify their chances to the next stage.
Japan U-23 and Mexico U-23 have met only on one occasion i.e in the 2012 Olympics where Mexico came out on top with a 3-1 victory.
Match Name: Japan U-23 vs Mexico U-23
Date: 25th July
Timings: 4:30 pm IST
Venue: Saitama Stadium
Squads to choose from
Keisuke Osaka, Kosei Tani, Zion Suzuki, Hiroki Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Reo Hatate, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Daiki Hashioka, Ayumu Seko, Koki Machida, Wataru Endo*, Takefusa Kubo, Koji Miyoshi, Ritsu Doan, Kaoru Mitoma, Yuki Soma, Ao Tanaka, Daizen Maeda, Ayase Ueda, Daichi Hayashi
Guillermo Ochoa, Sebastian Jurado, Luis Malagon, Cesar Montes, Johan Vasquez, Jesus Alberto Angulo, Jorge Sanchez, Vladimir Lorona, Adrian Mora, Luis Romo, Diego Lainez, Sebastian Cordova, Carlos Rodriguez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Joaquin Esquivel, Fernando Beltran, Erick Aguirre, Jesus Ricardo Angulo, Henry Martin, Alexis Vega, Eduardo Aguirre.
Probable Playing XI
Tani, Sakai, Yoshida, Ikakura, Nakayama, Tanaka, Endo, Doan, Kubo, Miyoshi, Hayashi
Ochoa, Sanchez, Montes, Vazquez, E Aguirre, Rodriguez, Romo, Cordova, Vega, Martin, Lainez
Japan: Yoshida, Tanaka, Hayashi
Mexico: Sanchez, Montes, Aguirre
Ochoa, Yoshida, Montes, Nakayama, Sanchez, Endo, Romo, Tanaka (VC), Martin, Aguirre (C), Hayashi
Mexico are anticipated to take this match due to the strength of their team. They have a competent and resilient team that will take them through in this match against Japan.
The aforementioned JP-U23 vs MX-U23 Dream 11 Prediction, JP-U23 vs MX-U23 Final Prediction, JP-U23 vs MX-U23 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.