Japan vs Costa Rica: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Japan vs Costa Rica: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Today’s World Cup action kicks off with Japan versus Costa Rica.

A remarkable come-from-behind victory over Germany has put the Blue Samaria in pole position to reach the last-16 stage for the fourth time.

With Spain up next, they will want to get the job done this weekend.

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For Costa Rica, a 7-0 defeat to Spain was the worst possible start, meaning they simply must win tonight to stand any chance of advancing.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Japan vs Costa Rica is scheduled for a 10am GMT kick-off today, Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar will host the match.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Where to watch Japan vs Costa Rica

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV, with coverage beginning at 9am.

Live stream: The ITV Hub will broadcast the match live online.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

 (AP)
(AP)

Japan vs Costa Rica team news

Japan XI: Gonda; Yamane, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo, Morita; Doan, Kamada, Soma; Ueda.

Costa Rica XI: Navas, Watson, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Fuller, Tejeda, Borges, Torres; Campbell, Contreras.

Japan vs Costa Rica prediction

Japan are in a prime position to qualify for the knockout stages after beating Germany and you would fancy them doing so on Sunday night.

Costa Rica will be licking their wounds after being thumped by Spain, and may sense an opportunity against Japan, and are likely to be more of the same this weekend.

Japan to win 2-1.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar | Best Images and Moments

England’s Harry Kane reacts after missing a chance to score v USA (REUTERS)
England’s Harry Kane reacts after missing a chance to score v USA (REUTERS)
Spain’s Alvaro Morata in action with Germany’s Nico Schlotterbeck (REUTERS)
Spain’s Alvaro Morata in action with Germany’s Nico Schlotterbeck (REUTERS)
France’s Kylian Mbappe scores their second goal v Denmark (REUTERS)
France’s Kylian Mbappe scores their second goal v Denmark (REUTERS)
Belgium’s goalkeeper #01 Thibaut Courtois (R) conceides a goal shot by Morocco’s midfielder #11 Abdelhamid Sabiri (unseen) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha (AFP via Getty Images)
Belgium’s goalkeeper #01 Thibaut Courtois (R) conceides a goal shot by Morocco’s midfielder #11 Abdelhamid Sabiri (unseen) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha (AFP via Getty Images)
Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol hangs off the crossbar (REUTERS)
Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol hangs off the crossbar (REUTERS)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal  v Mexico (REUTERS)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal v Mexico (REUTERS)
Germany players pose with their hands covering their mouths as they line up for the team photos prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Germany players pose with their hands covering their mouths as they line up for the team photos prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller celebrates scoring their first goal with Yeltsin Tejeda and teammates v Japan (REUTERS)
Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller celebrates scoring their first goal with Yeltsin Tejeda and teammates v Japan (REUTERS)
Iran’s Mehdi Taremi collides with Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during theIR FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan (PA)
Iran’s Mehdi Taremi collides with Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during theIR FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan (PA)
Costa Rica’s Jewison Bennette is tackled by Spain’s Rodri oduring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match at Al Thumama Stadium (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Costa Rica’s Jewison Bennette is tackled by Spain’s Rodri oduring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match at Al Thumama Stadium (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
England’s Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match v Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha (Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)
England’s Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match v Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha (Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Japan wins: 4

Draw: 1

Costa Rica: 0

Japan vs Costa Rica match odds

Japan: 1/2

Draw: 3/1

Costa Rica: 13/2

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).