Japan v Spain prediction and team news: Who will win Group E game?
Our predictions for Japan v Spain in World Cup 2022 Group E, including who we think will win and predicted line-ups.
Spain and Japan clash in their final Group E game on Thursday evening with only one of them likely to progress into the knockout stages.
Luis Enrique's men know a win lands them top spot in the group, while a draw is good enough as long as Costa Rica don't beat Germany.
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Japan, who suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat against Costa Rica last time out, would finish top of the group with a remarkable win against Spain.
They can also qualify if it's a draw but they'd also need Costa Rica v Germany to finish level.
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When is Japan v Spain?
Japan v Spain will kick off at 7pm on Thursday 1st December 2022.
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Japan v Spain team news
Japan predicted line-up: Gonda; Yamane, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo, Morita; Doan, Kamada, Kubo; Maeda.
Spain predicted line-up: Simon; Carvajal, P. Torres, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Rodri, Pedri; F. Torres, Morata, Olmo.
Japan v Spain prediction
Luis Enrique might make a couple of changes to his starting XI with a view to the knockout stages, however, Spain should have more than enough to get the better of Japan.
It's hard to see anything but a Spain win – despite Japan's opening victory against Germany – and it seems a case of how many will they score.
Japan will give it their all after their disappointing defeat against Costa Rica but Spain's quality should shine through.
Japan v Spain odds
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