Japan vs. Greece Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 23, 2022 19:30 CET

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June 22, 2022
Japan vs. Greece

Greece played 8:8 against Croatia in the World Championship first round and they will now chase a big victory against Japan because goal difference will decide first place in this group.

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Japan has become one of the best Asian water polo teams along with Kazakhstan in recent years. The reason for such a thing are Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were held last year, and a plan and program was made in the previous decade in order for Japan to make a good result at home. They didn’t do that because they were eliminated in group stage, although they played two very good games against Greece and United States. However, the fruit of good work in recent years could be seen at the World Championship in Hungary, because Japan beat Germany 12:11 in first round and probably secured a place in round of 16. If they make a sensation and defeat Greece or Croatia in next two rounds, they may qualify for the quarterfinals, which would be a historic result. Yusuke Inaba is the best player of this national team and he takes the most shots per game, so Greece will pay special attention when ball comes to him. Japan played a great three quarters against Germany, but they fall a lot in the final phase of the match. Luckily for them, that did not cost them victory.


In the last seven years, Greece water polo team is one of the four best in the world, but they are failing to win a gold medal in one of big competitions. At the Olympic Games last year, they lost in final game against Serbia, and at the 2015 World Championships, they won a bronze medal. That tournament was played in Russia and great rise of this selection began there. Interestingly, Greece has never won a medal at the European Championships in their history. They were fourth twice and they believe that will be changed now. In the first round, they tied 8:8 against Croatia, and the second-placed team from this group will most likely play against Serbia in the quarterfinals. If Greece and Croatia beat Japan and Germany as expected, the first place will be taken by the team with a better goal difference, so Greece will be highly motivated to win against Japan with as much difference as possible.


Japan and Greece have played against each other four times in the last six years and each time Greece has won. These two selections met in both previous tournaments at the Olympic Games, and those two matches ended with a minimal victory for Greece.


As mentioned Yusuke Inaba and Toi Suzuki are the two most dangerous players in Japan. Angelos Vlachopoulos and Ioannis Fontoulis are the stars of Greece’s national team and they will surely make the most shots in this match as well, as was the case in the first round against Croatia.

Japan vs. Greece Prediction

Date and Time: 23.06.2022 19:30 CET
Pick: Greece -4.5
Odds: 1.66
Bookmaker: 20bet

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