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Japan vs Norway Odds & Prediction – Women’s World Cup Round of 16

John Dillon

by John Dillon in Soccer News

Updated Aug 4, 2023 · 6:43 AM PDT

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  • A place in the last eight is at stake in Wellington, New Zealand at 4:00 am ET on Saturday
  • Impressive Japan has 100-percent record so far with Norway second-placed in its group
  • See our Japan vs Norway prediction, odds and best bets for Women’s World Cup Round of 16

Two former tournament winners meet in Japan vs Norway in the Women’s World Cup last 16 on Saturday, with the Nadeshiko favored in the Japan vs Norway odds.

Japan stormed into the knockout stage with a 100-percent record from Group C where it finished first above Spain.

Impressively, it scored 11 times in its three straight wins while not conceding at all.

Meanwhile, Norway was second behind Switzerland in Group A with a record of one win, one draw and one defeat.

Now Japan vs Norway takes place on the first day of sudden-death games with kick-off in Wellington, New Zealand at 4:00 am ET.

In 1995, Norway won the World Cup. Following that, Japan was the winner in 2011.

Japan vs Norway Odds

Result Moneyline
Japan -130
Norway +380
Draw +230

The Japanese team is a firm favorite for a win in this tie with a price of -130 at Draftkings.

Moreover, Norway is rated at +380. The draw after 90 minutes is +230.

Additionally, among the Women’s World Cup Odds Japan is the fifth favorite to win the tournament at +750. Norway is the 10th favorite at +5,000.

Odds at Draftkings Sportsbook as of August 4. Be sure to check out the top sports betting sites this week to get the best bonus for your Women’s World Cup 2023 picks.

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Japan vs Norway Over/Under & Spread

Japan won 5-0 against a weak Zambia side in Group C while also winning 4-0 in its final game against a much stronger Spanish outfit.

Meanwhile, Norway failed to score in its opening two games but subsequently defeated a poor Philippines team 6-0.

With three consecutive clean sheets also on the Japanese record, it suggests they are likely to find the net and be strong at the back.

Therefore, the total goals tally is likely to be driven by the Japanese.

There is a price of +295 for there to be more than four goals (Ov 3.5).

Meanwhile, the price for there to be only one goal is +220 (Un 1.5).

Among the regular time spread offerings, the price is +220 for Japan to win by two goals or more (Spread -1.5).

For a one-goal by Norway, the offer is +100 (Spread -0.5).

The Norwegians opened with a 1-0 defeat by New Zealand with a following 0-0 draw against Switzerland.

Japan vs Norway Preview

The Japanese team is prolific but its game is based on sharp counter-attacking. In the 4-0 defeat of Spain, it had just 23-percent possession.

That is the lowest figure recorded by any side in women’s World Cup history.

It has now put together four straight victories without conceding a goal, having also defeated Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup.

So it can be confident of being firm at the back and of using that as a basis for more counter-attacking.

It is also a very disciplined team and has yet to receive a yellow or red card at the tournament.

Norway’s defeat of the Philippines last time out ended a run of six straight games without a win – three wins and three draws.

However, it is likely to be without star striker Ada Hegerberg who is battling a groin injury.

Norway is the underdog but will be lifted by the fact that it has won its last five matches against Asian opposition at the World Cup.

Japan vs Norway Statistics

Japan
VS
Norway
3 Wins 1
0 Draws 1
0 Losses 1
11 Goals 6
0 Goals Against 1
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Clean Sheets 2

*Statistics from Women’s World Cup 2023.

Riko Ueki to Score Odds

Japan’s Riko Ueki has scored twice at the tournament – once from the penalty spot against Zambia and once against Spain.

Although she is not the team’s most prolific player at the competition, she is the player jointly favored to score in this tie at +175 – or +450 to score first or last.

Teammate Mini Tanaka also has two goals and is the joint favorite at these prices.

Hinata Miyazawa scored twice each time against Zambia and Spain for a total of four goals but is slightly less favored to score this time out at +210.

Meanwhile, Sophie Roman Haug of Noway is priced at +350 after her hat-trick last time out against Phillipines. She is +750 to score first or last.

Japan vs Norway History

Japan has won six of its last seven meetings with Norway. The most recent game was in 2018 in a friendly won 4-1 by Japan.

Japan vs Norway Line-Ups and Injuries

Japan Women projected line-up: Yamashita; Takahashi, Kumagai, Minami; Shimizu, Hayashi, Hasegawa, Endo; Miyazawa, Naomoto, Tanaka

Japan Injuries: None

Norway Women projected line-up: Mikalsen; Bjelde, Mjelde, Harviken, Hansen; Maanum, Boe Risa, Reiten; Hansen, Haavi, Haug

Norway Injuries:  Hegerberg

Japan vs Norway Prediction

Japan has been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament and has hit on a successful high-scoring, counter-attacking formula. With four goals already, Hinata Miyazwa benefits from this and will find the net again for our Japan vs Norway prediction.

Japan vs Norway Picks: Hinata Miyazawa to Score (+210)

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