On June 18 2019 at 000:00 at the Morumbi Stadium in the upcoming first round game of the Copa America Japan national football team will play against Chile national football team. This is going to be the first game in the Group C between the current owners of the trophy of this tournament and the invited national team from Asia.
Japan are approaching this competition in a good mood as the finalists of the Asian Cup. They unexpectedly lost to Qatar in the final of that competition. After that local loss the Blues played another four friendly matches where they didn’t score a lot of goals and yet won against Salvador and Bolivia, drew Trinidad and Tobago and lost to Colombia.
Last year Chile unexpectedly didn’t manage to make it to the final of the World Cup in Russia. Yet, even after that they didn’t manage to find their performance. In the latest five games the Red Peppers scored a lot and yet weren’t always successful. They outplayed Honduras and Tahiti and also drew US and lost to Costa Rica and Mexico.
There aren’t a lot of experts who think that Chile will have any problems with a convincing start of the season and that is why they consider them to be the favorites of the upcoming match. Yet, it’s never easy to play against Japan and that s why we think that the match won’t be so definite.