Japan vs Norway Women’s World Cup predictions: tips, odds & team news
Japan and Norway will be hoping to secure a place in the 2023 Women’s World Cup quarter-finals when they meet on Saturday at 9am (UK time).
Japan Women vs Norway Women odds
*Odds correct as of 07:00 on August 4
A battle between two former world champions, one of these nations will see their hopes of adding a second crown come to an end this weekend. Winners in 2011, Japan are one of just a few teams to book their spot in the last 16 this year after a perfect group stage, winning all three of their matches. They started with a 5-0 win over Zambia and secured qualified thanks to a 2-0 victory against Costa Rica, with just top spot to secure. It all came down to the final game against Spain and Japan smashed the one-time favourites 4-0, to show they mean business.
Norway were world champions back in 1995 at just the second Women’s World Cup and it looked as though they might not even make it out of the group stage this time around. Playing hosts New Zealand in their opening match, Norway were shocked in a 1-0 defeat and then held to a goalless draw by Switzerland. It all rested on their final game against Philippines and Norway did turn up on the day with a 6-0 victory allowing them to leapfrog New Zealand.
Japan Women vs Norway Women predictions
Japan Women vs Norway Women: Predictions
|BTTS?||No||8/11 with Bet365|
|Correct Score||Japan 3-0 Norway||12/1 with BetGoodwin|
|First Goalscorer||Hinata Miyazawa||6/1 with Paddy Power|
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The stats behind our Japan Women vs Norway Women predictions:
- Hinata Miyazawa is the joint-top scorer at the 2023 Women’s World Cup so far with four goals.
- Japan are one of just three teams yet to concede a goal at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
- Norway failed to score in two of their three group stage games.
- Japan have won six of their nine games in 2023.
- Norway have won just three of their nine games in 2023.
Japan Women vs Norway Women match tip
As we reach the end of the group stage at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, eight players have scored at least three goals at the tournament so far, with the race for the Golden Boot heating up. But leading the way as the only player left in the competition to score four so far is Hinata Miyazawa, who scored braces against Zambia and Spain. Miyazawa is the only player to score two goals in multiple games at the World Cup this summer, though she is still awaiting a hat-trick.
Japan Women vs Norway Women Bet-Builder tip
As mentioned, Japan are perfect at the 2023 Women’s World Cup so far and it’s hard to see that changing. Norway were pretty fortunate to be able to rely on their 6-0 win over Philippines to secure qualification in a group they really should have been topping. Outside of that victory, Norway didn’t score in either of their other games, while Japan have shown they can exploit a weak defence as Norway have proven to have.
Japan are perfect at the 2023 Women's World Cup.
Japan have scored 11 goals in their three 2023 Women's World Cup matches.
Norway have failed to score in two of their three games at this summer's World Cup.
Hinata Miyazawa is the top scorer at the 2023 Women's World Cup with four goals.
Japan Women vs Norway Women team news
Japan Women team news
Norway will be hoping Ada Hegerberg can recover from her injury in time to face Japan, though Sophie Roman Haug definitely filled her shoes in the win over Philippines.
Norway Women team news
Japan Women vs Norway Women head-to-head record
- 21 November 2018 – Japan 4-1 Norway – Friendly
- 6 March 2017 – Japan 2-0 Norway – Friendly
- 6 March 2013 – Japan 0-2 Norway – Friendly
- 29 February 2012 – Japan 2-1 Norway – Friendly
Japan have played Norway nine times in official games with six wins to the European nation’s three. When these sides last met in 2018, Mana Iwabuchi scored a brace with goals also coming from Kumi Yokoyama and Yuka Momiki, while Ina Gausdal bagged a consolation for Noray,
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