Prediction for the Japan vs Croatia National Team Match for the 2022 World Cup

Nafa Lightyani - Competition Japan vs Croatia national team The round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup will be held on Monday, December 5 2022 WIB. The Croatian national team is challenged to represent Asia in the last 16 of the world cup.

The prediction for this match will be very strong, Japan will come with very high confidence because they have qualified for the round of 16 as winners of Group E.

The team nicknamed the Blue Samurai managed to beat big teams in the world, such as Germany and Spain.

The national team coached by Hajime Moriyasu will not care about Croatia's status as runners up in the 2018 world cup.

Japan vs Croatia national team match in the round of 16 World Cup 2022 is predicted to be fierce.

Japan vs Croatia National Team Prediction

In the previous match, Japan surprisingly managed to win over Spain with a score of 2-1. In that match, Japan was left behind by a goal through Alvaro Morata's action in the 11th minute.

Japan just equalized the score when the game had only been running for three minutes in the second half through Ritsu Doan's hard kick after getting Junya Ito's chance.

Japan's winning goal was scored in the 51st minute which was recorded by Ao Tanaka, resulting in a score of 2-1 until the match was over.

Meanwhile, in the previous match, Croatia was only able to play a goalless draw against Belgium.

Even though Luka Modric and his friends only got one point, this was enough to send Croatia through to the last 16 of the world cup.

In this match, Croatia almost had a chance to score in the 15th minute after waiting pointed to the spot.

However, after seeing VAR first, the referee annulled Croatia's penalty.

Croatia also didn't make frequent substitutions, Ziatko Dalic's team was able to dominate the game even though they failed to bring their team to victory and were only able to get one point.

This was actually enough to advance to the next round and become runner up in Group F with five points.

Japan vs Croatia 2022 World Cup meeting record

Based on meeting records, the results of the Japan vs Croatia match so far have been relatively balanced. The two teams have competed 3 times in all competitions.

Japan won once and Croatia also scored 1 maximum result. Meanwhile in 1 other competition it ended in a draw.

The first match was presented in the 1997 Kirin Cup non-official tournament. The Blue Samurai won with a score of 4-3 at the National Yoyoki Stadium, Tokyo.

The next match was held in the 1998 World Cup, France, Group H. Vatreni, aka the Croatian National Team, took a narrow 1-0 lead through Davor Suker's single goal at the Stadio de la Beaujoire, Nantes.

The Croatian and Japanese national teams met again in the 2006 World Cup Germany Group F. This match ended in a draw with a score of 0-0 at the Max-Morlock Stadium, Numberg.

After dueling 16 years ago, the two teams finally met again in the last 16 of the 2022 world cup.

Japan was one of the surprise teams, Hajime Moriyasu's troops destroyed two major powers from Europe, Germany and Spain.

Takefusa Kubo and friends will now be aiming for a ticket to the quarter-finals of the world cup for the first time in history.

"We were able to win against teams like Germany and Spain, hope should not only be given to Japan, but also all Asian countries competing on the world stage," said Hajime Moriyasu.

Meanwhile, Croatia brings players with lots of experience. Most of the members of Zlatko Dalic's insurance team are also former players who won runners up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Free from unsatisfactory results in the group phase (1 win and 2 draws), Luka Modric and the team have just conceded 1 goal and 2 matches have been kept clean sheets.

As an architect, Zlatko Dalic also hopes that his children will not make any mistakes on the field.

“We have to be patient, to limit mistakes early in the game because they will punish them. "8 of their players appeared in the Bundesliga, they really know European football, including our team," said Dalic.

Japan vs Croatia Head to Head (H2H) record

Judging from the head to head record, the two teams have met 3 times with equal results. Each team achieved 1 win and 1 match ended in a draw.

It's just that specifically for the World Cup, Croatia is better than Japan. Croatia won 1-0 in France 1998 through a goal from Davor Suker.

Then in Germany 2006 the two countries drew, with a score of 0-0. Japan's own victory occurred in a match in 1997. Japan won 4-3 in the match which was held in Tokyo.

Last meeting Japan vs Croatia

  1. 18-06-2006: Japan vs Croatia 0-0
  2. 20-06-1998: Japan vs Croatia 0-1
  3. 08-06-1997: Japan vs Croatia 4-3

Japan's Last 5 Matches

  1. 02-12-2022: Japan vs Spain 2-1
  2. 27-11-2022: Japan vs Costa Rica 0-1
  3. 23-11-2022: Germany vs Japan 1-2
  4. 17-11-2022: Japan vs Canada 1-2
  5. 27-09-2022: Japan vs Ecuador 0-0

Croatia's Last 5 Matches

  1. 01-11-2022: Croatia vs Belgium 0-0
  2. 27-11-2022: Croatia vs Canada 4-1
  3. 23-11-2022: Morocco vs Croatia 0-0
  4. 16-11-2022: Saudi Arabia vs Croatia 0-1
  5. 25-09-2022: Austria vs Croatia 1-3

Japan vs Croatia Player Lineup Prediction

It is predicted that Moriyatus will not change the composition of his players Croatia match vs Japan. Names like Maya Yoshida, Daichi Kamada, and Ko Itakura are still Japanese mainstays.

Croatia will also still rely on senior players, such as Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic who will remain the focus of Croatia's midfield.

  1. Jepang (4-2-3-1): Shuichi Gonda; Miki Yamane, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Yuto Nagatomo; Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita; Junya Ito, Takefusa Kubo, Daichi Kamada; Daizen Maeda. Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
  2. Croatia (4-3-3): Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa; Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric; Nikola Vlasic, Mislav Orsic, Andrej Kramaric. Coach: Zlatko Dalic

Live Streaming Japan vs Croatia & SCTV Showtimes

If there are no changes to the schedule, the Japan vs Croatia match at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar can be watched live via SCTV, Indosiar, Vidio and NEX Parabola on Monday 5 December 2022 at 22.00 WIB.

To watch the 2022 World Cup on Vidio, you can choose a subscription package. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 packages are available with 2 options, namely:

  1. 30 day package Rp. 65.490 (for cellphones and tablets)
  2. 30 day package Rp.87.690 (all devices)
  3. Diamond Package (English League) and World Cup Rp. 631.590 (all devices)

Meanwhile, to watch via NEX Parabola, you can subscribe to a package for IDR 749.000 with an early bird promo for the World Cup package via a discount of IDR 50.000.

Head to Head and Prediction for Japan vs Croatia

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The prediction for this match will be very strong, Japan will come with very high confidence because they have qualified for the round of 16 as winners of Group E.

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