Japan vs South Africa prediction. There is a clear favorite in the next match of the first round of the Olympic Games, and it's hard to imagine where any intrigue can arise from here.
Below we will try to focus on all the important nuances that will help determine the final choice.
The only head-to-head confrontation of the national teams, which took place within the framework of the current tournament in 2000, ended with the victory of the Asian squad (2:1). Now the Japanese have everything to repeat their long-standing success, and we will see if they will take advantage of this chance.
Last time, Japan held the Olympics poorly, winning only one victory. Nevertheless, at home games, the team will certainly try not to lose face, and it is due to the emotional component that it is able to properly declare itself. The composition of the Asian national team is not rich in big names, but, as we have already found out, this is far from the main criterion that is necessary for a productive performance.
South Africa always comes to major competitions without much hope for a bright future, and now, apparently, nothing has changed. In 2016, the team was able to win one point from Brazil. However, this was still not enough to leave the group. The squad implements its chances in the attack very poorly. While in defense, she periodically gets something.