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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Japan vs Syria Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Published at :June 10, 2024 at 4:28 PM
Modified at :June 10, 2024 at 4:28 PM
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Dilpreet Singh


Will Syria be able to win their first ever match against Japan? 

The FIFA World Cup qualifiers 2026 are ongoing and all the teams are trying to fix their position for the great event. Japan on their own soil, will be facing their opponent Syria in the second round of the qualifiers. In the table rankings, Japan are at the top with five out of five wins, securing 15 points, whereas Syria are just below them with seven points. Japanese are formidable opponents and when you are playing on their ground, then you have to be extra cautious. Syria will be having the same thing in their mind while facing them. 

Comparing both the teams on the basis of quality aspects would be unfair, since the difference is huge. If we talk about the FIFA rankings of both the teams, then Japan stands at a staggering 18th position and Syria on the other hand is far at 89th position. Japan have given consistently winning performances in their last few matches, whereas Syria’s performance has been a mixture of wins, loss and draws. This is going to be an important match, especially from the point of view of Syria. 

Kick-Off: 

Tuesday, 11th June at 3:44 PM (IST)

Location: Edion Peace Wing, Hiroshima, Japan 

Form: 

Japan (Last five international matches): W-W-L-W-W

Syria (Last five international matches): L-W-D-L-W

Players to Watch

Ayase Ueda (Japan)

Ayase Ueda, a 25-year-old striker, who has scored many times for his national team on important occasions. In World Cup qualifiers, Ueda has scored a whopping five goals in just three matches. His stats in the AFC Asian Cup was also attractive, as he scored four times in five appearances. He plays for Feyenoord, a club that plays in the Dutch league named Eredivisie. He can be the one who might be the difference for his side.

Omar Khribin (Syria)

Omar Khribin is one of the most talented and experienced players on the Syrian team currently. This 30-year-old centre-forward has scored plenty of goals for his national team and his club as well. Khribin plays for Al Wahad in the UAE Pro League and in the last season while playing for the, he scored 19 goals in 25 matches. Khribin also scored a hat trick against Myanmar in the World Cup qualifiers match.

Match Facts

  • In the last 15 International matches played by the Japanese team, they have lost only twice. 
  • The last time these two teams met was back in November 2023, where Japan defeated Syria by 5-0.
  • The difference in FIFA rankings of hosts and visitors is huge, as hosts are 71 spots ahead. 

Japan vs Syria: Betting Tips and Odds

  • Tip1: Japan to secure a comfortable win- 1/9 by bet365
  • Tip2: Both teams to be on the scoresheet
  • Tip3: Match will end with goals over 2.5

Injury and Team News

Manager Hajime Moriyasu might make some considerable changes in the Japanese team. Koki Ogawa might be replaced by Ayase Ueda as a striker. Wataru Endo, a midfielder and Koki Machida, a defender might join the team for a match against Syria. 

There are a couple of injuries in the Syrian side, as their two attacking options Mahmoud Al Aswad and Daleho Irandust are out. Muayad Al Khouli might join the starting eleven this time against Japan. 

Head-to-Head

Total number of matches: 12

Japan: 10

Syria: 0

Draws: 2

Predicted Line-ups for Japan vs Syria

Japan predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)

Maekwa; Sugawara, Itakura, Machida, Ito; Endo, Tanaka; Doan, Minamino, Maeda; Ueda

Syria predicted line-up (4-3-3)

Madania; Oues, Ousou, Krouma, Ajan; Ham, Elias, Al Khouli; Hesar, Khribin, Al Somah

Match Prediction for Japan vs Syria

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Japanese will secure a comfortable win over Syria. Keeping in mind all the uncertainties and possibilities, the chances are high for Japan. Syria has never won against Japan and their last face-off was also a landslide win for Japan.

Prediction: Japan 3-1 Syria

Telecast Details: 

International: Bet365

Japan: AbemaTV

Qatar: Alkass Four

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