Japan vs Croatia Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Free Japan vs Croatia prediction. 17:00 Kick-off, Monday 5 December at Al Janoub Stadium. 2022 FIFA World Cup betting tips and football odds.




The best betting angle could be the Full-Time Result market and our betting prediction is Croatia at the current odds of 2.05. They can get the better of Japan in this encounter.

The football experts at Sportsgambler.com check injury updates regularly and combine this with the form guide. We’re also able to consult a database of stats and present the key numbers to our readers.

Key Japan vs Croatia stats:

  • Croatia have not lost any of their last 8 matches
  • Croatia have won 6 of their past 10 away matches
  • Croatia have kept 6 clean sheets in their past 10 away matches
  • Croatia have scored 2 or more goals in 9 of their past 20 matches

We’re really sweet on the chances of the visitors, with odds of 2.05 available on our pick. Bet on an away win for this FIFA World Cup match.

If you think Croatia can win by two goals or more, then you can get attractive odds about them off a mark of -1.5 goals.

Last Matches (excl. friendlies)

Japan´s last FIFA World Cup clash was against Spain and the game finished in a 2-1 win. The match was played at Khalifa International Stadium, with Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka scoring goals.

Croatia drew 0-0 in their previous match when facing Belgium in FIFA World Cup. They had four shots on target at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, recorded 48% possession and were awarded two corners.

Starting Lineups

Japan (confirmed lineup): Shuichi Gonda, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida, Shogo Taniguchi, Junya Ito, Yuto Nagatomo, Ritsu Doan, Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Daichi Kamada, Daizen Maeda.

Croatia (confirmed lineup): Dominik Livakovic, Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Barisic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Ivan Perisic.

Japan vs Croatia Betting Tips

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Betting Odds

For this FIFA World Cup match, the leading bookies’ betting odds mean Croatia are the 2.05 favourite to win and that means a 49% chance of winning. If you’re looking for an alternative angle, Japan are trading at 3.80.

The odds suggest that Under 2.5 Goals is the likelier outcome in this match. As long as one team or more fail to score, then the No option on the Both Teams to Score market will pay out at 1.75.

The leading football betting sites allow customers to place a Bet Builder when it comes to FIFA World Cup matches. Simply pick out the selections that you fancy and then combine them together on your bet slip.

Team Stats

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

Japan logo Japan Betting Stats

Croatia logo Croatia Betting Stats

Full time Result

  • 16 wins, 3 defeats and 1 draws in previous 20 matches
  • 7 wins, 2 defeats and 1 draws in previous 10 home matches

Full time Results

  • 11 wins, 3 defeats and 6 draws in previous 20 matches
  • 6 wins, 2 defeats and 2 draws in previous 10 away matches





Goals / match
1.4 1.8
Conceded / match
0.8 0.6
Total / match
2.2 2.4





For / match
2.2 4.2
Against / match
1.6 2.4
Total / match
3.8 6.6



Team News

You’ve found the right place for Japan vs Croatia team news, with all the latest information available including lineups and injuries so you’re fully informed.

We’re on hand to provide you with full details of the latest FIFA World Cup squads.

Starting Lineups

Japan Confirmed Lineup 3-2-4-1

Croatia Confirmed Lineup 4-3-3

Japan Confirmed Lineup 3-2-4-1

12 Shuichi Gonda
16 Takehiro Tomiyasu 22 Maya Yoshida 3 Shogo Taniguchi
14 Junya Ito 5 Yuto Nagatomo
8 Ritsu Doan 6 Wataru Endo 13 Hidemasa Morita 15 Daichi Kamada
25 Daizen Maeda
1 Dominik Livakovic
22 Josip Juranovic 6 Dejan Lovren 20 Josko Gvardiol 3 Borna Barisic
10 Luka Modric 11 Marcelo Brozovic 8 Mateo Kovacic
9 Andrej Kramaric 16 Bruno Petkovic 4 Ivan Perisic

Croatia Confirmed Lineup 4-3-3

Japan Substitutes

  • 1Eiji Kawashima
  • 2Miki Yamane
  • 7Gaku Shibasaki
  • 9Kaoru Mitoma
  • 10Takumi Minamino
  • 17Ao Tanaka
  • 18Takuma Asano
  • 19Hiroki Sakai
  • 20Shuto Machino
  • 21Ayase Ueda
  • 23Daniel Schmidt
  • 24Yuki Soma
  • 26Hiroki Ito

Croatia Substitutes

  • 5Martin Erlic
  • 7Lovro Majer
  • 12Ivo Grbic
  • 13Nikola Vlasic
  • 14Marko Livaja
  • 15Mario Pasalic
  • 17Ante Budimir
  • 18Mislav Orsic
  • 21Domagoj Vida
  • 23Ivica Ivusic
  • 24Josip Sutalo
  • 25Luka Sucic
  • 26Kristijan Jakic

Previous Japan Lineups

01 Dec FIFA World Cup
Japan 2-1 Spain
27 Nov FIFA World Cup
Japan 0-1 Costa Rica
23 Nov FIFA World Cup
Germany 1-2 Japan

Previous Croatia Lineups

01 Dec FIFA World Cup
Croatia 0-0 Belgium
27 Nov FIFA World Cup
Croatia 4-1 Canada
23 Nov FIFA World Cup
Morocco 0-0 Croatia

The latest Japan vs Croatia 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.
Ko Itakura Disciplinary

Croatia 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.

Make sure you check out the latest squads and access the up-to-date player stats.

FIFA FlagTables & Standings

World Cup Group E

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Japan 3 2 0 1 4:3 6
2 Spain 3 1 1 1 9:3 4
3 Germany 3 1 1 1 6:5 4
4 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 3:11 3

World Cup Group F

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Morocco 3 2 1 0 4:1 7
2 Croatia 3 1 2 0 4:1 5
3 Belgium 3 1 1 1 1:2 4
4 Canada 3 0 0 3 2:7 0

We’re on hand to provide you with the updated FIFA World Cup standings. Find out where each team is placed in the table after the latest results.