Japan vs Costa Rica Prediction & Betting Tips

Free Japan vs Costa Rica prediction. 12:00 Kick-off, Sunday 27 November at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. 2022 FIFA World Cup betting tips and football odds.



Costa Rica

Head to the Asian Handicap market and back Japan -1.5. This means they need to beat Costa Rica by two goals or more and our betting prediction is priced at 2.42.

A good deal of research goes into our football picks. We start by studying the latest form and getting a handle on injuries. The key stats can then be used as the missing piece of the jigsaw.

Key Japan vs Costa Rica stats:

  • Japan have not lost any of their last 8 matches
  • Japan have won 16 of their past 20 matches
  • Japan have scored 2 or more goals in 7 of their past 10 home matches
  • Japan have kept 12 clean sheets in their past 20 matches
  • Costa Rica failed to score in 5 of their last 10 away matches

Our tip is to back Japan at 2.42 to overcome a -1.5 goal margin on the Asian Handicap market. This means a victory of two goals or more in this FIFA World Cup match.

If you want to take things a step further, you can back Japan -2.5 and hope that they secure a margin of victory which is three goals or more.

Last Matches (excl. friendlies)

Japan had three shots on target in their last game, beating Germany 2-1 at Khalifa International Stadium. This was a FIFA World Cup match, with Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano on the scoresheet.

Costa Rica approach this fixture after losing 7-0 in the FIFA World Cup against Spain at Al Thumama Stadium.

Starting Lineups

Japan (confirmed lineup): Shuichi Gonda, Miki Yamane, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Yuto Nagatomo, Wataru Endo, Ritsu Doan, Daichi Kamada, Hidemasa Morita, Yuki Soma, Ayase Ueda.

Costa Rica (confirmed lineup): Keylor Navas, Oscar Duarte, Kendall Waston, Francisco Calvo, Keysher Fuller, Bryan Oviedo, Gerson Torres, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras.

Japan vs Costa Rica Betting Tips

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Betting Odds

At betting odds of 1.50 with the bookies, Japan are regarded as 67% likely to win this FIFA World Cup encounter. Costa Rica are the outsiders at 7.00 and they’re regarded as least likely to win.

The Under 2.5 / Over 2.5 Goals betting market has the two outcomes at a similar price. For those wanting to back Both Teams to Score No, this is currently priced at 1.61.

There are hundreds of markets when it comes to betting on the FIFA World Cup coupon and we recommend visiting the leading betting sites to find the bet that matches your view on the game.

Team Stats

Latest FIFA World Cup and match stats. Full Time Result and Goals.

Japan logo Japan Betting Stats

Costa Rica logo Costa Rica Betting Stats

Full time Result

  • 16 wins, 2 defeats and 2 draws in previous 20 matches
  • 7 wins, 2 defeats and 1 draws in previous 10 home matches

Full time Results

  • 11 wins, 5 defeats and 4 draws in previous 20 matches
  • 3 wins, 4 defeats and 3 draws in previous 10 away matches




Costa Rica

Goals / match
1.8 1.2
Conceded / match
0.4 1.6
Total / match
2.2 2.8




Costa Rica

For / match
1.8 2
Against / match
2 5
Total / match
3.8 7



Team News

It’s good to know about any injuries and this is reflected in our Japan vs Costa Rica team news, with this leading to predicted and confirmed lineups.

The FIFA World Cup squad information is a great asset when it comes to making your bets.

Starting Lineups

Japan Confirmed Lineup 4-1-4-1

Costa Rica Confirmed Lineup 3-2-4-1

Japan Confirmed Lineup 4-1-4-1

12 Shuichi Gonda
2 Miki Yamane 4 Ko Itakura 22 Maya Yoshida 5 Yuto Nagatomo
6 Wataru Endo
8 Ritsu Doan 15 Daichi Kamada 13 Hidemasa Morita 24 Yuki Soma
21 Ayase Ueda
1 Keylor Navas
6 Oscar Duarte 19 Kendall Waston 15 Francisco Calvo
4 Keysher Fuller 8 Bryan Oviedo
13 Gerson Torres 5 Celso Borges 17 Yeltsin Tejeda 12 Joel Campbell
7 Anthony Contreras

Costa Rica Confirmed Lineup 3-2-4-1

Japan Substitutes

  • 1Eiji Kawashima
  • 3Shogo Taniguchi
  • 7Gaku Shibasaki
  • 9Kaoru Mitoma
  • 10Takumi Minamino
  • 11Takefusa Kubo
  • 14Junya Ito
  • 16Takehiro Tomiyasu
  • 17Ao Tanaka
  • 18Takuma Asano
  • 19Hiroki Sakai
  • 20Shuto Machino
  • 23Daniel Schmidt
  • 25Daizen Maeda
  • 26Hiroki Ito

Costa Rica Substitutes

  • 2Daniel Chacon
  • 3Juan Pablo Vargas
  • 9Jewison Bennette
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 11Johan Venegas
  • 14Youstin Salas
  • 16Carlos Martinez
  • 18Esteban Alvarado
  • 20Brandon Aguilera
  • 21Douglas Lopez
  • 22Ronald Matarrita
  • 23Patrick Sequeira
  • 24Roan Wilson
  • 25Anthony Hernandez
  • 26Alvaro Zamora

Previous Japan Lineups

23 Nov FIFA World Cup
Germany 1-2 Japan
29 Mar Asia World Cup Qualifiers
Japan 1-1 Vietnam
24 Mar Asia World Cup Qualifiers
Australia 0-2 Japan

Previous Costa Rica Lineups

23 Nov FIFA World Cup
Spain 7-0 Costa Rica
14 Jun World Cup Qualification Inter-Confederation Playoff
Costa Rica 1-0 New Zealand
31 Mar CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
Costa Rica 2-0 USA

The latest Japan vs Costa Rica lineups, including predicted lineups and confirmed starting 11s. Find out each team’s formation along with the substitutes.

Injuries & Suspensions

Japan Injury Table

Type Name Info
No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

Costa Rica Injury Table

Type Name Info
No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

We have injury news so you can get the list of player injuries, while suspensions are also flagged up which means a player is missing the next game.

Find out the squads on a team-by-team basis, with stats available for each player.

FIFA FlagTables & Standings

World Cup Group E

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Spain 1 1 0 0 7:0 3
2 Japan 1 1 0 0 2:1 3
3 Germany 1 0 0 1 1:2 0
4 Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 0:7 0
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Spain 1 1 0 0 7:0 3
2 Japan 0 0 0 0 0:0 0
3 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0:0 0
4 Germany 1 0 0 1 1:2 0

An up-to-date table is available and we recommend you check out FIFA World Cup standings to see which teams are challenging near the top and bottom.