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Mexico vs Japan Tips & Live Stream - Japan backed in World Baseball Classic Semi-Final

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Last updated: 20 Mar 2023
Leigh Copson 20 Mar 2023
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  • Mexico vs Japan tips for Tuesday, March 21
  • Game gets underway at 10:00 AEST at IoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida
  • Can Japan continue their dominant run in the semi-finals?
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Japan star Shohei Ohtani (Getty Images)
  • Mexico vs Japan Tips
  • Head To Head
  • Mexico Form
  • Japan Form

Mexico vs Japan Tips

Japan are backed to cover as they win this semi-final game. Hideki Kuriyama’s team have been unstoppable so far and are likely to power past Mexico.

  • Japan have covered in all 5 of their World Baseball Classic games
  • 4 of Japan’s last 5 games have produced over 8 runs
  • 4 of Mexico’s last 5 games have produced over 8 runs

Head To Head

  • Japan lead the World Baseball Classic all-time series 1-0
  • Japan won 6-1 when the teams last met at the 2006 World Baseball Classic

Mexico Form

Mexico have made it to the semi-finals of the World Baseball Classic despite suffering a loss along the way.

They opened the tournament with a shock 5-4 loss to Columbia, but bounced back in impressive fashion.

The Mexicans beat the United States 11-5, and then followed that up with a 2-1 win against Great Britain and a 10-3 victory over Canada to finish top of Pool C.

That set up a quarter-final clash with Puerto Rico, and Mexico won a thrilling game 5-3 to advance.

Japan Form

Japan have been on a tear at this tournament, winning all five of their games in comfortable fashion.

They are the only team to have appeared in the semi-final of every World Baseball Classic so far, and that streak has never looked in jeopardy.

Japan opened their Pool B campaign with an 8-1 rout of China, and backed that up with a 13-4 win against South Korea, a 10-2 success against the Czech Republic and a 7-1 demolition of Australia.

They then booked their place in the semi-finals with a 9-3 win over Italy in the quarter-finals.

Verdict

Japan have been in tremendous form in the tournament so far, and a return to the World Baseball Classic Final looks to be on the cards here.

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