Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan prediction – Women’s World Cup

Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan prediction – Women’s World Cup
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All eyes will be on the FMG Stadium Waikato as Zambia's Copper Queens take on Japan on Saturday morning. With both teams vying for three points, it'll be interesting to see who will reign supreme at the end of today's match.

Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan head to head

This will be the first encounter between these sides, which is really not surprising considering Zambia's Copper Queens have never played in this tournament, while Japan have reached the final of this tournament on two occasions, winning once.

Prediction 1: Japan to win

To be fair, Zambia's Copper Queens won the COSAFA Cup last year, defeating all their opponents en route to the title. However, they haven't particularly enjoyed their best run of form since that title triumph, as they lost five of 10 matches since then.

On the other hand, Japan have three wins in their last four matches; they've been one of the most successful teams in this competition, with two final appearances and a FIFA World Cup title. While we have no doubt that the Copper Queens will give everything to win this match, we think the Japanese will prove to be too strong for them. On that note, we are backing Japan to win this match.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

For our second Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan prediction, let's explore the BTTS market. It's important to point out that despite Zambia's recent struggles, they've scored more than their fair share of goals lately. The Copper Queens found the back of the net in seven of their last eight matches across all competitions. Conversely, Zambia have seen their defense breached in five of their last six matches.

This has been the same case with Japan; as they registered 10 goals in their last four matches, whilst keeping just two clean sheet in their last eight games. Keeping in mind that both teams got on the scoresheet in Zambia's last three matches, we should expect goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

We've established that these teams have scored and conceded goals regularly. It's also important to note that their matches have mostly been on the high-scoring side. As a matter of fact, the Copper Queens scored eight goals in their last three games alone, whilst conceding the same amount of goals in that stretch.

That said, six of Zambia's last seven matches featured at least four goals, with five of those matches going above the 4.5 goal mark. Considering Japan's last four matches have seen three goals scored per game on average, this will likely be a high-scoring affair.

Frequently Asked Questions About Zambia vs Japan

Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan prediction
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What is the nickname of Zambia's women's national team?

The Zambian team is fondly called the Copper Queens.

Where will the Zambia vs Japan match take place?

These teams will clash at the FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

How far have the Copper Queens gone in previous editions of this tournament?

This will actually be Zambia's debut at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

When the Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan match take place?

This match is scheduled for Saturday July 22, by 08:00 BST.

Where can I watch the Zambia Copper Queens vs Japan match?

This match will be available on AfroSport TV and Supersport for fans in Zambia.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years. Kelechi has worked with a few reputable brands like Afrik-Foot, Football Whispers, What Are The Odds and Pundit Feed.