International Friendly Preview: Japan vs Canada Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 13)
- Canada looking to build momentum ahead of the Nations League quarterfinals next month
- Japan enjoyed an excellent recent international break
Canada will be looking to continue their fine form on the field during this upcoming international break, as they hope to build momentum ahead of the Nations League quarterfinals in November. Japan will have home field advantage for this friendly on Friday.
How To Watch
- When: Friday, October 13, 2023, at 6:35 a.m ET
- Where: Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata, Japan
- How To Watch: ESPN
Canada will be looking to get back on track when they return to international action on Friday. The nation will be playing for the first time since exiting the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the quarterfinal stage in July. However, wins have been incredibly hard to come by for the team in recent months, as they have won just once in their last five internationals.
Their only win over that period was a 4-2 success in the Gold Cup group stage against Cuba on July 4. The search continues for a new full-time head coach of the national side, and a decision is likely to be made before the end of the year, as the attention slowly turns toward their home World Cup in 2026.
Japan have continued to impress global soccer fans after enjoying a memorable run to the round of 16 at the World Cup last year. The Asian nation have lost just once in six internationals this year, with their only defeat coming against Colombia at the end of March.
They were in excellent form during the most recent international break, as Japan scored eight goals across matches against Germany and Turkey. The standout win was a stunning 4-1 success in Germany on September 9. Their home record has been excellent over the last 18 months, and they should hold strong claims once again this weekend.
Japan vs Canada Prediction
Japan have won two of their three international clashes against Canada throughout history. We expect that excellent run of form to continue this week, as we expect them to land victory against Canada on Friday.