Since 1998 Japan have not missed out on a World Cup tournament and have reached the Round of 16 two times. The side therefore boasts extensive World Cup experience that should stand them in good stead as they attempt to qualify from the group stage for the third time.

The Japanese are the reigning Asian champions, which will put them in the right headspace coming into the tournament, and they’ll be targeting their game against Colombia as the key to their campaign, with tougher matches in store for them against the more physical Greece and Ivory Coast. Ladbrokes have Japan at 5/4 to qualify – a high value bet for Japan fans.


Japan World Cup Winner Odds


Japan’s Upcoming Fixtures

Date (GMT) Team vs Team Betting Tips
15 Jun 01:00 Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan View Tips
19 Jun 22:00 Japan vs Greece View Tips
24 Jun 20:00 Japan vs Colombia View Tips


Japan’s Next Match Odds

  Ladbrokes William Hill Paddy Power Bet365 Betfred
Côte d'Ivoire to Win 3/2 3/2 5/3 3/2 3/2
Draw 2 2 2 2 2
Japan to Win 2 2 7/4 7/4 2


Japan World Cup Results