Japan Favourites To Be Top Asian Team At The 2018 World Cup

The Asian nations endured a tournament to forget at the previous World Cup in Brazil four years ago as they failed to win a single game between them - the first time that they had failed to record a victory at the finals since 1990. They will surely do better in Russia this summer and it is Japan who head the top Asian team betting market...

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Tips Japan Top Asian Team    Best Bet @ 7 / 4  

Top Asian Team Betting Odds

An Asian nation has reached the second round of a World Cup on only six occasions previously but Japan have achieved the feat twice (in 2002 and 2010), and they are looking forward to their sixth successive appearance at a World Cup finals.

They were impressive in the AFC section of qualifying, winning Group B ahead of Saudi Arabia, and they look to have the most favourable draw as they are in Group A with Poland, Senegal and Colombia. Japan are 7/4 to be the top Asian team this summer.

Saudi Arabia are the big outsiders in this market as they are available at 11/1 and they are looking forward to their first appearance at a World Cup finals since 2006. Coached by Juan Antonio Pizzi, Saudi Arabia are in Group A with a poor Russian side, an Egypt team sweating on the fitness of Mo Salah and the inconsistent Uruguay.

Iran won their group in AFC qualifying but they face a tough task in trying to go beyond the group stage of a World Cup for the first time in their history as they are in the same Group B as Portugal, Spain and Morocco. They were superb defensively during qualification, conceding just two goals in ten games, and they will be primed to take advantage of any slip ups from Portugal or Spain.

South Korea produced the best ever performance by an Asian nation when they made the most of 'home advantage' to reach the semi-finals in 2002, although they are in a dreadfully difficult group alongside Germany, Mexico and Sweden.

Finally, Australia go through the AFC section of qualifying nowadays but they finished third in their group, behind Japan and Saudi Arabia, and they needed to beat Syria and then Honduras in play-off matches. Since earning qualification, Ange Postecoglou resigned from his role to be replaced by Bert van Marwijk, who himself will be replaced by Graham Arnold at the conclusion of this summer's tournament.

Best Asian Nation Betting Tips

In truth, it is very difficult to look beyond Japan at 7/4 with Bet Victor as they were impressive in qualifying, have the benefit of experience and are capable of making the most of what looks like a nice group draw on paper. The rest have been handed very tough draws and it is perhaps a well-organised Iranian side who are primed to take advantage of any slip-ups from the big nations in their group.

2018 World Cup Best Asian Team Odds

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*Odds correct as of 25th Jun, 07:43. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Tuesday, 29th May 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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