Japan vs Samoa Prediction RWC 2023 Group D
In what will be a duel of similar styles, Japan vs Samoa will face each other on Thursday, September 28 at 21:00 local time at the Stadium de Toulouse, which has a capacity of 33,000 people. The goal of both teams is to surprise in this Rugby World Cup 2023 and qualify to the quarterfinals. The other teams are Argentina, England and Chile.
Japan vs Samoa Odds - the Definition for Both in Group D
Japan vs Samoa Betting Tips Rugby World Cup 2023
The Japanese are coming from good matches against great powers such as the All Blacks and France and continue to improve their rugby, which still has a lot of untapped potential. To talk about the Samoans, it is appropriate to say that they come to this Rugby World Cup 2023 after coming first in the Pacific Nations Cup 2022, beating their rivals such as Australian Barbarians, Fiji and Tonga. They finished the series with 14 points, two more than their closest rival, the Wallabies “B” team.
How Japan and Samoa play and Statistics
Both teams are influenced by the New Zealanders in terms of the formation of their squads and game plans. Samoa is an island team that stood out and always stands out for its physicality and forcefulness in contact, either with or without the ball. The presence of the experienced front row of Stade Francais, Paul Alo-Emile, stands out.
The style of play of the Red-and-Whites is similar to that of their opponents and to that of any island team, since the squad is made up of a large number of players born there (especially New Zealand). The Asians take advantage of the opponent’s mistakes and try to be methodical when defending. Kotaro Matsushima, wing, stands out.
Japan vs Samoa Match Preview
This match has been played several times in the Rugby World Cup. Japan vs Samoa played their first meeting in the pool stage of the 1999 World Cup when the Oceanians won 43-9. In 2015 the story was different: the Japanese won 26-5 against the blue and white team. In the same instance as the other two antecedents, they met again in 2019 and the Asians again took the victory in a resounding 38 to 19.
The men coached by Seilala Mapusua have a long history in the Rugby World Cup. They have played 36 matches since 1991: 14 matches won, 0 draws and 22 in which they were behind on the scoreboard, an effectiveness of 39%.
Jamie Joseph’s tacticians played 33 matches in the history of the tournament: they won 8, drew twice and lost 23 times, an efficiency of 51%. The Eastern team scored 644 points for and suffered 839 against. The best placement was in the quarterfinals (2019). Japan participated in all the World Cups and is currently ranked 10th in the world.
Upcoming Matches Date 4 Group D Rugby World Cup 2023
After Japan vs Samoa, the Rugby World Cup 2023 will give one more match in this Pool D for both teams. England vs Samoa will meet on Saturday, October 7 at 17:45 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. The Samoans will have a tough stop against a very experienced opponent.
On Sunday, October 8 at 13:00 local time, it will be Japan vs Argentina‘s turn to close both sides’ group stages. It will be key for both of them to get 4 points for what is to come.
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Prediction Japan vs Samoa Rugby World Cup 2023
Japan vs Samoa will give us an even, tight and hard-fought match from start to finish. The red and whites seem to have a slight advantage over their opponents and they will try to make it count in a beautiful setting and with the carrot of the quarterfinals, even if it seems complicated to get there.
Prediction: Japan 19-12 Samoa. Victory for the Brave Blossoms.
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