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Japan – Trinidad & Tobago betting tips for today, June 5, 2019

Kick-off: 11:25 Japan – Trinidad & Tobago
Football: International – Friendly
Tip: 1 Half Over 0.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40
Bookmaker: William Hill
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

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Before they embark on their Copa América adventure, 2019 AFC Asian Cup finalists Japan (FIFA rank #26) will look to make it two wins in two against Trinidad & Tobago (#93), who haven’t won away from home since the start of 2017.
The 1-0 defeat to Colombia in March remains Japan’s only loss in their last eight friendlies (W6, D1, L1), a stretch that saw them score 20 goals. Indeed, the hosts have won eight of their last ten matches in all competitions and friendlies (W8, L2).
Notably, seven of Japan’s last nine games have finished with just a one-goal margin separating the teams, so expect a close encounter. Nevertheless, only two sides have scored multiple goals against Japan across their last eight friendlies, with Japan conceding 0.88 goals on average per match.
Trinidad have lost four of their last five friendlies (W1, L4), losing 1-0 in every defeat. They have managed to score multiple goals in just three of their last ten matches, avoiding defeat in each (W2, D1).
This will be just the sixth fixture since the beginning of 2018 for Trinidad, but they come into this after losing their last seven away matches, failing to score in four and conceding 15 goals. Additionally, they didn’t score a first-half goal in five of those seven games, although four were goalless at half-time.
Players to watch: Seventeen-year-old ‘Japanese Messi’ Takefusa Kubo has been called up to the senior squad for the first time – he has four goals in his last four J-League games for FC Tokyo. Meanwhile Lester Peltier will look to add to his six national goals for Trinidad.
Stat attack: Four of Japan’s last five matches were goalless at the break.
Four of Japan’s last five home friendly wins were ‘to nil’.
The last time Trinidad managed an away clean sheet was in October 2016.

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