Japan vs Norway
Women’s World Cup
Round of 16
5th August 2023
Preview, analysis and predictions for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16 fixture between Japan and Norway.
Japan form analysis
International Friendly – Portugal vs. Japan: Japan faced a tough test against Portugal and emerged victorious with a hard-fought 2-1 win.
International Friendly – Denmark vs. Japan: In another friendly encounter, Japan faced Denmark, but they suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat.
MS & AD Cup – Japan vs. Panama (July 14): Japan returned to their dominant ways in the MS & AD Cup, securing a commanding 5-0 victory against Panama.
FIFA World Cup Group Stage – Japan vs. Zambia (July 22): In their opening World Cup group stage match, Japan faced Zambia and produced a masterclass display, securing a resounding 5-0 win. The match showcased Japan’s ability to dismantle opponents with precision passing and quick attacking transitions.
FIFA World Cup Group Stage – Japan vs. Costa Rica (July 26): Continuing their dominant run, Japan faced Costa Rica and secured a convincing 2-0 victory. The match highlighted Japan’s defensive resilience and their ability to control the game’s tempo. Their organized defense and well-timed interceptions neutralized Costa Rica’s attacking threats.
FIFA World Cup Group Stage – Japan vs. Spain (July 31): In a highly anticipated clash against Spain, Japan produced yet another masterful performance, delivering a resounding 4-0 victory. The match displayed Japan’s tactical brilliance, fluid attacking play, and defensive solidity. Their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities and secure a clean sheet highlighted their well-rounded capabilities.
Norway form analysis
The Norway women’s team has undoubtedly impressed in the FIFA World Cup group stage, displaying their strength and dominance in recent matches. Let’s take a closer look at their performances:
On July 20, Norway faced New Zealand in a highly anticipated group stage match. In a closely contested encounter, Norway secured a crucial 1-0 victory, showcasing their tactical acumen and defensive resilience. The match highlighted Norway’s ability to grind out results against tough opponents and secure important wins in crucial matches.
Continuing their solid run, Norway faced Switzerland on July 25. The match ended in a goalless draw, emphasizing Norway’s defensive stability and ability to maintain composure under pressure. The match showcased Norway’s determination to remain unbeaten and secure favorable results in challenging encounters.
On July 30, Norway encountered the Philippines in a match that turned into a goal-fest. The Norwegian side produced a dominant performance, securing a resounding 6-0 victory. The match showcased Norway’s attacking prowess and ability to dismantle their opponents’ defense with ease.
Japan vs Norway: Predictions
Norway have showed heir skills in the tournament and have been convincing. On the other hand, the Japanese team has displayed a whole other level of dominant form.
With just a goal conceded in their last seven fixtures, Japan’s defense is nothing short of world class. I back them to back to register their 5th consecutive clean sheet.