The United States continue their preparation for the World Cup in November on Friday, as they take on Japan in an international friendly. Both sides will be looking to build momentum ahead of a crucial period in international soccer.
Before Betting On Japan vs USA
There is just under two months to go before the United States officially open their World Cup in Qatar against Wales. Between now and then, the US will play two important friendlies, as they look to ensure that the right tactics and players will be played at the World Cup. The USA come into this friendly in relatively indifferent form, as they have won just once in their previous three fixtures.
In their last international fixture, the USA were held away from home against El Salvador. That would have been an incredibly disappointing evening for the United States players, as they will come up against much better teams when the World Cup gets underway in November.
Japan will also be building towards the World Cup in November, as they look to continue their recent good form. They have won three of their previous five internationals, with one of the rare defeats that they have suffered coming in the Kirin Cup Final.
They were very emphatic winners in one of their most recent fixtures, as they hammered South Korea 3-0 in the East Asian Cup first round at the end of July.
Japan vs USA Offshore Betting Odds
There will be pressure on both nations in this fixture as they look to build momentum. However, we like the chances of Japan maintaining their fine recent form, and they look a good value selection at +153.