Japan vs Ivory Coast live Soccer Betting Picks and Odds: Japan meets Ivory Coast in an international match on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Stade Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland before going to play World Cup and kick off time is 6:20 AM ET.
Both teams are Qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and playing today their last warm up match. In the World Cup Japan is playing in Group E along with Cameroon, Denmark, and Netherlands. Japan will play their opening match at World Cup against Cameroon on June 6, 2010 at South Africa.
Japan won only single match in the last five matches they played, against Bahrain in the Asian Cup with 2-0. After that Japan lost all the three friendly matches against England, Korea Republic and Serbia. In the last match it played against England and lost with 2-1.
Ivory Coast is playing in Group G along with Korea DPR, Brazil, and Portugal at FIFA World Cup. It will play against Portugal in their World Cup opening match.
Ivory Coast has won two matches in the last five matches they played; one match was Draw and lost two matches. In the last match it played against Paraguay and the result was a Draw with 2-2.
Both teams are faced twice in the past and in those two matches Japan won with 1-0. This time Japan wants to repeat the same result in the match to go World Cup with great confidence. But Ivory Coast wants to drop the lead to 1-2 by winning this match.
Odds are a bit much on the Japan as favorite in this match.
Sportsbetting Picks: Japan 1 - Ivory Coast 0
Japan: Matsui, Kawaguchi, Okubo, Narazaki, Okazaki, Kagawa, Nakazawa, Iwamasa, Sakai, Uchida, Hasebe, Nakamura, Yamamura, Inamoto, Endo, Tamada, Morimoto, Komano, Konno, Nagatomo, Honda, Tanaka, Yano, Nakamura, Kawashima, Abe, Nagai
Ivory Coast: Boubacar Copa, Toure, Gohouri, Toure, Drogba, Angoua, Yeboah, Boka, Keïta, Tiote, Romaric, Eboue, Gervinho, Bamba, Dindane, Zogbo, Gosso, Demel, Tiene, Kalou, Zokora, Doumbia, Kone