England vs Japan Prediction RWC 2023 Group D
After playing the first match, England vs Japan face each other to face the second match on their way to the Rugby World Cup 2023. It will be on Sunday September 17 at 21:00 local time and the Stade de Nice located in the city of Nice will be the witness of this promising match. They compete with Argentina, Samoa and Chile.
Predictions England vs Japan the Second Meeting of Group D
England vs Japan Betting Tips Rugby World Cup 2023
If we talk about the Japanese, it should be noted that they are coming from good matches against great powers like New Zealand and France and continue to perfect their rugby that still has a lot of untapped potential. They were champions in the last edition of the Pacific Nations Cup. The English come from finishing fourth in the 6 Nations with 10 points, a very irregular campaign if we take into account the importance of the national team.
They finished 17 points behind the champion, Ireland. It is important to highlight that the Rose sacked their coach Eddie Jones in December and is rebuilding their image under Steve Borthwick, who does not seem to be the solution for this Rugby World Cup 2023.
How England and Japan play and Statistics
England’s style of play, true to their history, is based on a tidy and judicious set of hands that finish with the ball at the end. The team is not the fearsome one of 2003 or 2019. Today we can say that it is just another national team that does not have much hierarchy and presents some important defensive flaws, although it must always be respected.
In order to establish Japan’s system, it is necessary to compare it with any island team, since the composition of the squad has a large number of players born in those lands (especially New Zealand). The Asians take advantage of the opponent’s mistakes and try to be methodical when defending. The captain, the experienced Michael Leitch, stands out.
England vs Japan Match Preview
England vs Japan has only met once before in the Rugby World Cup. It was on May 30, 1987 in Sydney and the Europeans won 60 to 7 in a match valid for the group stage.
The Asians played 33 matches in the history of the tournament: 8 wins, two draws and lost some 23 times, an effectiveness of 51%. The Eastern team scored 644 points for and suffered 839 against. The best placement was in the quarterfinals (2019) although their most resounding milestone was the 34-32 victory over South Africa in an event that will remain forever in their memories. Japan participated in all the World Cups and is currently ranked tenth in the world.
The Europeans played 50 matches in the history of the tournament: 36 wins, no draws and 14 defeats, an effectiveness of 72%. The British team scored 1569 points and conceded 783 from 1987 to date. They were world champions in 2003 and runners-up in 1991, 2007 and 2019.
Upcoming Matches Rugby World Cup 2023 Round 3 Group D
Beyond this England vs Japan, the Rugby World Cup 2023 continues its course towards the end of this first round. England vs Chile will meet at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday, September 23 at 17:45. Chile will make history while the Rose will be looking to confirm their passage to the next round.
If there is a duel of similar teams, it is Japan vs Samoa. The teams will meet at 21:00 local time on Thursday, September 28 at the Toulouse Stadium. Jamie Joseph’s team will have to win to dream of another qualification.
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Prediction England vs Japan Rugby World Cup 2023
In this dizzying match, there is no clear favorite between England vs Japan. The Asian team wants to make history and relegate an English team that is not coming in the best way but that in this kind of matches gets bigger. The red and white team must not make mistakes and their behavior has to be like a machine if they want to take the 4 points.
Prediction: England 16-21 Japan. Triumph of the rising sun.
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