Categories: Fantasy Football
March 22, 2019
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By Kashif Sheikh

The COL vs JPN Dream11 Match Preview

Two familiar nemesis get set to face off each other again as Japan play host to Colombia at Kangawa’s Nissan Stadium for the opening fixture of the Kirin Challenge Cup.

Japan are still trying to cope with their shock defeat to Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup Final and this will be the first chance for them to get themselves back on track. They were poised to win the Asian Cup but amidst all odds, they succumbed at the last hurdle to a much lower ranked opponent, Qatar. Next big thing for them will be the Copa America which is due this summer. Colombia have become quite a familiar opponent for them now having faced each other in two back to back World Cups.

Colombia will be focused on continuing their unbeaten rebuilding run after their horrific showing at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Colombia might well be upbeat considering their squad strength and they’ll be desperate to make amends for their defeat to the Blue Samurais in Russia. They too will be having one eye on next summer’s Copa America and coach, Carlos Queiroz will be eager to make the most of this major opportunity to shape up his team in the best possible way.

COL vs JPN Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction

When and Where?

Kanagawa’s Nissan Stadium, also known as the International Stadium Yokohama, is all set to host the match on Friday, 22nd March 2019, from 3:50 PM.

Where to watch COL vs JPN Live?

The match can be streamed live on the Sony LIV app and website and will also be broadcasted live on Sony Ten Network starting from 3:50 PM IST on Friday, 22nd March 2019.

Stats and Facts for COL vs JPN

COL vs JPN Recent Form (Last Five Matches)

Colombia: W W D W D

Japan: L W W W W

COL vs JPN Head to Head

Colombia Won – 2

Japan Won – 1

Drawn – 1

COL vs JPN Team News


  • First choice Goalkeeper, David Ospina, will remain sidelined after falling down while playing for his club side in Italy. Camilo Vargas is expected to replace him.
  • Other key absentees include Juan Cuadrado, Santiago Arias, and their key man Juan Fernando Quintero, all due to injuries.
  • Alfredo Morales, widely hailed as the “Future Of Colombian Football”, will be taking up the centre stage in the absence of Quientero.


  • New head coach, Hajime Moriyasu, has made 14 changes to the squad that was named for the AFC Asian Cup last summer.
  • The biggest inclusion in the side is the return of veteran star, Shinji Kagawa, while the highlight axing arguably goes for the ouster of Yuya Osako.
  • Shinji Kagawa is expected to play as the central attacking midfielder behind Takumi Minamino, who is expected to lead Japan’s offence.

COL vs JPN Probable Playing 11


Vargas (GK); Borja, Yerry Mina, Davison Sanchez, Palacios; Uribe, Barios, James Rodriguez, Villa, Diaz; Radamel Falcao


Nakamura (GK); Anzai, Shoji, Miura, Sasaki; Yamaguchi, Shibasaki; Usami, Doan, Kagawa, Minamino

COL vs JPN Fantasy Picks


  • James Rodriguez
  • Radamel Falcao


  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Gaku Shibasaki

Gambling India Info Match Prediction COL vs JPN

Colombia and Japan both will be eyeing a resurrection, though from entirely different downfalls. Both are ready to undergo a new reign under their new coaches. Both are pretty much equal on paper. But as is the case mostly in football, form stands with the men in yellow from Colombia. Considering that sole difference, we expect the final scoreline to read Colombia 2-0 Japan.

COL vs JPN Dream 11 Team Predictions:

Team 1:

Correction: R Doan has 8.5 Credit Points.

Team 2:

Correction: S Kagawa is in JPN and S Vila is in COL.

Kashif Sheikh

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