Preview: Bahrain VS Japan

Bahrain and Japan face off at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday (January 31) in the Round of 16 of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Bahrain national football team are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Jordan and Malaysia so they’ll try to extend their winning streak with a victory over Japan national football team.

Japan national football team are approaching the match in a good mood as well after claiming a 3-1 win in Group Round against Indonesia, however, Japan national football team have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive matches now.

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Bahrain are on a winning streak – they have won Jordan and Malaysia in their previous 2 matches while Japan have won Indonesia in their previous match. Overall, Bahrain have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 1, while Japan have won 15 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 1.

Bahrain have won twice (0-1 against Jordan on 25th of January and 1-0 against Malaysia on 20th of January) and lost 4 times (3-1 against Korea Republic on 15th of January, 0-3 against Angola on 10th of January, 0-2 against Australia on 6th of January and 0-2 against United Arab Emirates on 21st of November) in their most recent 6 matches.

Japan have won 4 times (3-1 against Indonesia on 24th of January, 4-2 against Vietnam on 14th of January, 5-0 against Thailand on 1st of January and 0-5 against Syria on 21st of November) and lost twice (2-1 against Iraq on 19th of January and 6-1 against Jordan on 9th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

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