WorldConfederationsCup – This match between Italy and Japan is scheduled for June 20, 2013 at Itaipava Arena Pernambuco. In this match Italy with 2nd position in Group A will play against Japan with 4th position in the same group. Majority of online betting sites are giving odds which seem to favor Italy to win this match due to its superior form and higher ranking. The comprehensive study of head to head statistics comprising of matches played between these two teams in the past is suggesting probability of win of Italy in this match. The performance chart analysis of both teams suggests that the form of Japan (-1) is inferior to that of Italy (+1).
Italy won 3 and had draw in 2 out of the last 5 matches played by them. Italy won a match against Mexico June 17, 2013 with score of 2-1. Preceding this win, they had two draws with Haiti on June 12, 2013 and Czech Republic on June 8, 2013 with score of 2-2 and 0-0 respectively. Italy won two matches against San Marino on June 1, 2013 and Malta on March 27, 2013 with score of 4-0 and 2-0 respectively. Italy won 3, lost 2 and had draw in 1 out of last 6 matches played on their home ground.
Japan won 1, lost 3 and had draw in 1 out of the last 5 matches played by them. Japan recently lost a match against Brazil on June 16, 2013 with score of 3-0. Prior to this loss, they won a match against Iraq on June 11, 2013 with score of 1-0. Japan had a draw with Australia on June 4, 2013 when both teams scored one goal each. They lost two matches against Bulgaria on May 30, 2013 and Jordan on March 26, 2013 with score of 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Japan won 1 and lost 2 out of last 3 matches played while on road.
As on June 18, 2013 Pinnacle is providing best odds for this match as 1.735 for the win of Italy, 3.69 for draw and 5.79 for the win of Japan in this match.