Ecuador vs Japan Match Info
Match date: 25th June 2019
Kick-Off: 12.00 am
Stadium: Estadio Governador Magalhes Pinto, Belo Horizonte
Ecuador vs Japan Head to Head Record
30 Mar 2006 Japan 1– 0 Ecuador
Matches played: 1
Ecuador wins: 0
Japan wins: 1
Ecuador vs Japan Stats
- Ecuador have lost both games so far
- Japan have one point from their first two games
- These sides have met just once before in a 2006 friendly that Japan won
Ecuador vs Japan Match Preview
Ecuador have had a tough start to the Copa America campaign going down 4-0 to Uruguay in the opener before an improved showing saw them lose just 2-1 to Chile on matchday two. Qualification is still not beyond them as a win here and other results going for them could see them finish as one of the two best third-placed sides.
They will need to find something in front of goal though as their one strike in this tournament has come from the penalty spot. The South Americans need to be alert early as they have conceded a goal in the opening 10 minutes in their two previous.
Japan started their campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 defeat Chile before bouncing back last time with a 2-2 draw with Uruguay. They too will know that they can qualify in third-placed and an unlikely eight goal swing between them and La Celeste could see them finish second.
Koji Miyoshi has had a good tournament and the midfielder grabbed a brace in the previous group fixture that 2-2 draw with Uruguay. Four of the six they have conceded have come in the first-half and none have come in the opening 30 minutes.
Both teams will fancy their chances of coming out on top here but with bookmakers making Ecuador the favourites to do so. A better bet value option is to look at goals in the second-half as both sides will be chasing all three points. We like the idea of taking this to be the highest scoring half as well over 1.5 goals after the break.
Ecuador vs Japan Betting Tips
Second highest scoring half @ 11/10 with PaddyPower
Over 1.5 goals in the second-half @ 26/25 with Unibet
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