Japan v Greece Odds, Live Stream plus free bets from World Cup Thursday

Japan v Greece takes place after England v Uruguay, with the latest odds free bets offers from Thursday night at the World Cup.

Its certainly could be a night to remember, for England fans in particular, with England v Uruguay kicking off at 20:00 GMT.

Neither Greece nor Japan can afford to lose when the pair meet on Thursday, after opening game losses.

Japan will feel frustrated at not getting at least a point against Ivory Coast, after conceding twice in as many minutes.

Japan should have claimed at least a point, after taking a first half lead through key player Keisuke Honda.

Colombia had too much for Greece when they meet in the opening Group C game, winning 3-0.

West Ham loanee Pablo Armero opened the scoring with a fortuitous goal, before Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez killed the game off for the South Americans.

Greece could be hindered by their negative goal difference, meaning they may well need six points from their last two matches.

Japan beat Greece 1-0 in their 2005 Confederations Cup clash, the pair’s only meeting to date.

World Cup best: Japan twice second round (Most recent 2010); Greece group stage (Most recent 2010)
2010 World Cup: Japan last 16; Greece group stage

Team news
Makoto Hasebe will continue in the side, after be one of the more impressive players in the loss to Ivory Coast.

The experienced Yasuhito Endo missed out on Sunday and is pushing for a recall, although they may name the same starting XI.

Greece are expected to make changes though and Fulham forward Kostas Mitroglou is expected to come in for Gekas.

Ioannis Fetfatzidis came off the bench against Colombia and may well start ahead of Dimitrios Salpingidis who he replaced.

Georgios Samaras is a key player for Greece, however the out of contract forward hasn’t scored in his last 17 international appearances.

Japan (4-2-3-1): Kawashima; Uchida, Yoshida, Morishige, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Yamaguchi; Osaki, Honda, Kagawa; Okazaki
Greece (4-5-1):
Karnezis; Torosidis, Sokratis, Manolas, Holebas; Fetfatzidis, Kone, Katsouranis, Maniatis , Samaras, Mitroglou

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