Home advantage twinned with quality should be enough for Japan to overcome Peru in tomorrow’s friendly match at the Saitama Stadium.
The Japanese team head into this fixture on the back of a draw and three wins from their last four matches. This included 1-0 victories over South American sides Argentina and Paraguay.
Both wins came on home soil and this impressive form could lead a number of football betting enthusiasts to place a wager on the hosts to continue their streak, with bwin.com offering odds of 9/20 on the win.
Conversely, Peru have struggled away from home of late. Their last three trips abroad have yielded no wins and only one goal. However, punters believing that this run will come to an end tomorrow can back La Rojiblanca at 9/2.
bwin.com prices the draw at 33/10, with a successful £10 bet returning £43.
With the odds on a Japanese outright win offering little in the way of returns, punters could be tempted to try their luck on some of the other markets offered on the site.
Giving the visitors a 1-0 headstart, for example, changes the odds on a home win to 29/20, while the draw becomes 5/2 and the away win 7/5.
Football betting enthusiasts could be more tempted by these markets when they look at recent results between the two sides.
The previous meeting, which again took place at the Saitama Stadium, saw Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japanese side win 2-0.
Odds of 6/1 are offered on the same outcome tomorrow. Alternatively, a 1-0 home win is priced at 12/5 and 2-1 is at 35/2.
It may be worth noting that Peru have only failed to score in two of their last six games, which makes odds of 11/10 on both sides scoring during the game look like easy money for punters.
While neither side has been prolific in front of the posts in recent matches, bwin.com does offer some tempting odds for betting fans who are able to correctly guess the number of goals that will be scored.
Predicting that the two sides will only find the net once offers odds of 18/5, while those expecting a slightly more exciting affair can get odds of 13/5, 13/4, 21/4 and 25/4 on two, three, four and five or more respectively.
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