JP-U23 vs MX-U23: Japan U23 will face Mexico U23 at the Saitama Stadium in their second game of the men’s football tournament of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The hosts played South Africa U-23 in their opening encounter of the competition. Japan U-23 showed great content and their hard work paid off after a second-half goal from Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo ensured an easy 1-0 win for Japan U23.
On the other hand, Mexico U23 played the mighty France U23 in their last game and gave a fitting response, with the scoresheet speaking for itself. Mexico won by a dominant 4-1 margin and handed France their first loss.
Alexis Vega, midfielder Sebastian Cordova, winger Uriel Antuna and striker Eduardo Aguirre were the four different goal scorers and helped secure the win for Mexico U23.
After recording comfortable wins in their opening encounters, both the teams would be looking to adhere to their dominance and clinch a win to stay on top of things.
Match: Japan Under 23s vs Mexico Under 23s
Date & Time: 25th July 2021, 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Saitama Stadium
JP-U23 vs MX-U23 Head-to-Head
The two countries previously faced each other at the 2012 Olympics, where Mexico U23 beat Japan U23 3-1.
Goal scorers Marco Fabian, forward Oribe Peralta and attacker Javier Cortes helped Mexico U23 win by a 3-1 margin. Midfielder Yuki Otsu scored the consolation goal for Japan U23.
JP-U23 vs MX-U23 Predicted Playing XI
Ko Itakura, Yuta Nakayama, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Ao Tanaka, Wataru Endo, Ritsu Doan, Koji Miyoshi, Daichi Hayashi, Takefusa Kubo, Kosei Tani(GK)
Johan Vasquez, Erick Aguirre, Carlos Rodriguez, Jorge Sanchez, Cesar Montes, Luis Romo, Sebastian Cordova, Henry Martin, Alexis Vega, Diego Lainez, Guillermo Ochoa(GK)
JP-U23 vs MX-U23 Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Guillermo Ochoa
Defenders: Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Jorge Sanchez, Cesar Montes
Midfielders: Wataru Endo, Ritsu Doan, Luis Romo, Ao Tanaka
Strikers: Daichi Hayashi (vice-captain), Henry Martin (captain)