Japan vs Brazil Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for SheBelieves Cup Match (Brazilians' Tournament Experience Pays Off)

Japan vs Brazil Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for SheBelieves Cup Match (Brazilians' Tournament Experience Pays Off)


Japan vs Brazil Match Info

2023 SheBelieves Cup
Japan vs. Brazil
Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Exploria Stadium — Orlando, Florida

The 2023 SheBelieves Cup kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 16 with a matchup between the Japan and Brazil. This is Japan's first appearance since the country placed fourth in 2020. Meanwhile, Brazil most recently played in the 2021 edition of the event, finishing as the runner-up to the United States.

Japan vs Brazil Odds & Spread

All SheBelieves Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: JPN: (+160) | BRA: (+155) | Draw (+250)
Spread: JPN: +1 (+420) | BRA: -1 (-220)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-120) | Under: (-102)
Team to Score the First Goal: JPN: (TBD) | BRA: (TBD) I NO GOALS: (TBD)

Brazil enters this contest as the slim favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -120 odds.

Japan vs Brazil Prediction & Pick

Japan hasn't impressed in two previous SheBelieves Cup appearances and I don't expect that to change this time around. Japan doesn't exactly have much momentum going, losing to Spain and England in its last two matchups by a combined score of 5-0.

On the other hand, Brazil has won four of its last five international contests, notching a 2-1 victory over Canada in its last outing. The Brazilians' experience at the SheBelieves Cup will also come in handy, especially against a Japanese that has allowed the most goals in tournament history (13) despite only playing in six previous matches.

Expect Bazil to emerge victorious from a tight contest.

Final Score Prediction: Brazil: 2 | Canada: 1

Japan vs Brazil Betting Trends

- Japan is 3-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Brazil is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Japan is 2-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last four matches against Brazil.
- Japan has never won the SheBelieves Cup or placed better than third at the event.
- Brazil has never won the SheBelieves Cup, only finishing as the runner-up once (2021).

Japan vs Brazil Best Bet

I'm going with the over as the best bet for this SheBelieves Cup match. After all, Brazil is scoring an average of 2.8 goals in its last five matches and Japan is dying to score after being shut out in back-to-back outings. On top of that, the last two Japan-Brazil matchups have featured more than 2.5 goals.

In what should be an exciting tournament-opening game, expect more goals than the odds project.

Bet: Over 2.5 Goals (-120)

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