January 20, 2019
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By Kartikey Sharma

The JPN vs SAU match preview –

In the round of 16 of the AFC Asian Cup 2019, Japan will be taking on Saudi Arabia in the knockout phase on Monday. Japan has been playing some good football but unfortunately are also suffering from some injuries to the crucial players. In all the three games played, the lineup has seen a change and that is not a good thing to have. The management will be looking to have a bit more stability as they are one of the favourites to win the entire tournament.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia are coming off a tough loss to Qatar. The team was completely outclassed in that contest and the wounds of that defeat would clearly be prevalent. The team needs to do something drastic in order to be considered one of the elite or else this will be just another participation from the middle-east side in an international tournament.

JPN vs SAU Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at Al-Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The ground has a capacity of 16,000.

Where to watch Japan vs Saudi Arabia live?

The clash will take place at 4:30 PM (IST) on January 21st, 2019 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.

Stats and Facts for Saudi Arabia vs Japan:

JPN vs SAU recent form (Last five matches)

Japan – W W W W D

Saudi Arabia – L W W D D

JPN vs SAU Head to head

Japan Won –9

Saudi Arabia Won –5

Drawn – 1

JPN vs SAU Team News:


  • No changes in the starting lineup are expected.
  • Masaaki Hiraguchi and Yuya Osaka are still questionable for the team.
  • Shuichi Gonda will be the goalkeeper for Japan.

Saudi Arabia:

  • Al-Dawsari and Al-Bishi will be coming back in the starting XI.
  • No player is injured or suspended for the team.
  • Mohammed Al-Owais will be the safety net for the backline.

JPN vs SAU Probable Playing 11:

Saudi Arabia –

Al Owais (GK), Al-Berik, Al-Fatil, Al Bulaihi, Al Shamrani, Otayf, Bahbri, Al-Bishi, Mogahwi, Al-Dawsari, Al-Muwallad


Gonda (GK), Sakai, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Endo, Inui, Takumi, Haraguchi, Muto

Players to look out for-

  • Fahad Al-Muwallad

The Saudi Arabia striker was a cut a lonely figure in the last game but he has shown to be someone who doesn’t back down. He has scored two goals already in the tournament.

  • Yoshinori Muto

The Japanese forward was given a start in the last game and he capitalised on it with a sensational performance. He will be looking to add to his 1 goal tally.

Gambling India Info Match Prediction Japan vs Saudi Arabia

Japan have a better team in this contest and we see them coming out on top as winners.

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JPN vs SAU Dream 11 Team Predictions-

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Team 2:

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