Saudi have disappointed at this year’s tournament and the price about Japan is fair. The tounament has been cagey for many matches and this again could be a close affair; 1-0 to Japan is 5/1 (Stan James).
The other game in Group B, running concurrently from 13.15, sees Syria as 6/4 favs (Ladbrokes) to beat Jordan. A win for Syria would see them qualify while any other result would work in Jordan’s favour. The draw appeals then at 9/4 (bet365).