Ecuador vs Japan, Copa America 2019: Preview, Prediction, Live stream, Team News and Match Details

The Ecuadorians have an horrific record in this competition, having not beaten a single South American team at the Copa America since 2001.

Also, they are without a point after a 4-0 misfortune to Uruguay was followed up by a 2-1 rout against Alexis Sanchez and Chile.

Japan are flying the flag for Asia after Qatar’s disposal yet additionally lost their first game 4-0, against Chile, before being forced to make due with a 2-2 draw against Uruguay by a progression of questionable VAR choices.

But both teams will still qualify as one of two best third placed sides with a win after Paraguay came third in Group B with just two points.


Ecuador coach Hernan Gomez was furious after his side’s defeat to Chile, with the manager refusing to give a post-match press conference – choosing instead to make a 30-second statement before leaving.

His team conceded two extremely fundamental goals against La Roja to add to the four that Uruguay had put past them in the main game, and in the seven matches Ecuador have played in 2019 their solitary clean sheet arrived in a neighborly against Honduras.

Japan have showed some great assaulting contacts in both of their matches, and with the two teams expecting to win to advance, we ought to anticipate goals.

What time does Ecuador vs Japan kick off?

This Copa America conflict will happen on Tuesday, June 25 at 12am UK time.

In Brazil, that is 8pm on Monday, June 24.

The match will be held at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

What TV channel is Ecuador vs Japan on and can I live stream it?

Premier Sports will show live UK coverage of the matches in the Copa America across its two channels.

The channels can be acquired to add to Virgin and Sky packages from £9.99 every month.

You can also live stream for the same cost via Premier Player.

What is the team news?

Ecuador Squad

Goalkeepers: Alexander Dominguez, Pedro Ortiz, Maximo Banguera

Defenders: Arturo Mina, Roberto Arboleda, Pedro Pablo Velasco, Cristian Ramirez, Xavier Arreaga, Jose Quintero, Beder Caicedo, Gabriel Achilier

Midfielders: Romario Ibarra, Renato Ibarra, Carlos Gruezo, Jefferson Intriago, Antonio Valencia, Ayrton Preciado, Jefferson Orejuela, Andres Chicaiza, Jhegson Mendez

Forwards: Carlos Garces, Angel Mena, Enner Valencia

Japan Squad

Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Ryosuke Kojima, Keisuke Osako

Defenders: Naomichi Ueda, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Tomoki Iwata, Ko Itakura, Daiki Sugioka, Teruki Hara, Daiki Suga, Yugo Tatsuta

Midfielders: Yuta Nakayama, Gaku Shibasaki, Shoya Nakajima, Takefusa Kubo, Tatsuya Ito, Koji Miyoshi, Kota Watanabe, Hiroki Abe, Taishi Matsumoto

Forwards: Shinji Okazaki, Daizen Maeda, Ayase Ueda

Tips and predictions

Over 2.75 goals on the Asian goal line is valued at 21/25 (1.84) and this resembles a strong angle for the game. This bet pays out in full if there are four or more goals in the game, while returning a half-win if there are only three goals.

These sides have played four matches in the tournament between them, with this selection paying out in full in three of those matches and paying out in half in the other.