Japan vs Greece 06/20/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group C Pick and Preview
Greece vs Japan
Thursday 19th June 2014 23:00(GMT)
The Line: Japan 6/5 Draw 12/5 Greece 12/5 See the Latest Odds
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Anyone who watched Japan's first game against Ivory Coast will know that Japan were desperately unlucky to lose that one, three minutes of decent play in the second half led to two quick goals and Japan just never really recovered. With a team of hard working players who like to keep the ball on the ground Japan started very brightly against the Ivory Coast. Kagawa of Manchester United and Honda of Milan were the key with the latter finding the net. If Japan can get those two on enough of the ball Japan will definitely have a chance to win this one.
Greece opened up their World Cup campaign with a really under whelming performance against Colombia. Over the 90 minutes Greece rarely threatened and Colombia took the win in second gear scoring three goals. Samaras, Mitroglou and gekas just did not do enoughup front. The greek defence was its usually tough tackling self but they were opened up by Colombia very easily in the first half and this game against a small skillful and very fast Japan team will not suit the greeks.
I really like Japan here, they impressed me in their opening game and I think they were unlucky to lose to a very good if somewhat unbalanced Ivory Coast team. I am going to take Japan. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo