World Cup Match Prediction : Japan vs Spain | 1/12/2022

Spain and Japan face off in the final group game. La Roja may already have secured their place in the Round of 16 before this match, while the Asians may still be fighting for qualification.

✔ 1X2 Prediction Japan vs Spain

This game promises to be open between two enthusiastic teams. Spain are favourites, but watch out for the trap which could be set by Japan. We see the two teams splitting the points after a lively match.

✔ Correct Score Prediction Japan vs Spain

For this big 2022 World Cup game, our prediction for the correct score would be a game clearly dominated by Spain but a draw with goals that would satisfy the Japanese.

Japan win

Japan could win, which would still be a small surprise, but it is not impossible. Spain seem to be better but does not outplay its opponents. There will be room to get a result and why not a win. 1-0 or 2-1, not with a bigger gap.


This is a possible scenario, and it is even the one we favour here. Luis Enrique may have to make a few changes against the Japanese, who will not be easy to beat. On the other hand, we don’t see this match ending in a goalless draw. 1-1 or 2-2 seem to be credible options.

Spain win

This is the most likely option if one of the two teams should win. Nevertheless, we do not see La Roja winning this match. It will depend on the two previous games, but if Spain are already qualified for the round of 16, they will try to save themselves before the second part of the tournament. 0-1 or 1-2 would be enough.

✔ Half-time/Full-time Prediction : Japan – 1st half : Draw – 2nd half

Spain should have possession, but Japan could be effective in front of goal on the counter-attack to lead at the break. Nevertheless, we expect the Iberians to come out all guns blazing after the break and secure a point.

✔ Goalscorer Prediction Japan – Spain

Some great players will be on the pitch. The match, which is a part of Day 3 of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup, could see Spanish star Alvaro Morata shine, as well as his teammate Pablo Sarabia. Japan’s Daichi Kamada will be one to watch closely.

✔ Double Chance Goalscorer Prediction : A. Morata / P. Sarabia

This match can be a chance for stars to shine. In this case, and as suggested above, it could be the opportunity to see Alvaro Morata and Pablo Sarabia score. So we offer you this double chance goalscorer prediction.

📄 Analysis Japan – Spain

Pre-betting Analysis

Japan easily made it through the Asian Zone qualifiers. First, they quietly finished first in their group in the second round with 8 wins in as many games. Then, in the third round, the Japanese team finished second, one point behind Saudi Arabia but seven points ahead of Australia.

Spain finished top of their 2022 World Cup qualifier group. They were drawn against Sweden, Greece, Georgia and Kosovo, and easily qualified with six wins and one draw from eight games played.

First official clash. The two nations have only met once in history, in a friendly in 2001. The Spanish won (1-0). This will be their first encounter in an official competition.

Current form

Eighth-place finishers at the 2018 World Cup, Japan have a good record against teams from their region. The East Asian Cup will serve as a warm-up against Hong Kong, China and South Korea in July.

Spain, finalists in the 2021 Nations League, are in great form, topping their group in this new edition of the Nations League after four games (two draws and two wins). The only downside is the defeat against the French team in the final of the Nations League.