Olympics 2020 Men’s baseball Dominican Republic vs Japan Predictions and Betting Tips

Baseball is making a comeback at the Olympics after it was last played in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The Dominican Republic vs Japan game will be the opening game for the Men’s Baseball tournament in 2020 Olympics.

The Japan vs Dominican Republic baseball game will take place on the 28th of July.

At slotfreespin we will be giving you the lowdown,predictions and betting tips for this baseball game.

Japan Men’s Baseball Team Preview

Japan is currently ranked the best baseball team in the world according to the WBSC world rankings. Japan has won 4 out of its 5 games that it has played prior to this game and will be looking to dominate the tournament with its home advantage.

Japan has won the first 2, World Baseball Classic titles and finished 3rd in the 2013 and 2017. They also finished runners up to Taipei in the Asian Baseball Championship. This is a considerable feat considering Taipei are currently ranked the 2nd best team in the world by WBSC while South Korea is ranked 3rd.

Japan put an amazing performance in the 2019 WBSC Premier12 and won their first title after finishing third in the previous one held in 2015.

At the 5 official baseball Olympic tournaments so far, Japan has always reached the semi finals. Japan has won 2 bronze medals and silver in these 5 tournaments. With the home crowd behind them, Japan will be looking to win their first gold medal in Baseball at the Olympics.

Dominican Republic Men’s Baseball Team Preview

The Dominican Republic is ranked 7th by WBSC. This is the first baseball tournament in the Olympics that the DR has qualified for. They won the 2013 World Baseball Classic and finished 5th in the 2017 edition.

They didn’t have a great season at the 2019 WBSC Premier12 and won only just 1 out 3 games and crashed out of the tournament in the group stage.

Japan vs Dominican Republic Men’s Baseball Odds

Japan are favorites to not only win group A but also to win the Men’s baseball tournament in the 2020 Olympics.

Japan has +150 to win a gold while the Dominican Republic has +500 odds, which is the 4th highest. 

Japan vs Dominican Republic Men’s Baseball Predictions

It seems pretty clear that Japan will easily defeat the Dominican Republic in the opening game of the Men’s Baseball tournament in the 2020 Olympics. But don’t expect the Dominican Republic to sit back and concede defeat.

The Dominican Republic has the capability to score a lot of runs and even though they dropped out in the group stage of the 2019 WBSC Premier12, of all the teams that were eliminated in the group stage the Dominican Republic were the team that scored the highest number of runs. 

Japan vs Dominican Republic Men’s Baseball Betting Tips

A simple match winner bet won’t get you big returns for this game. We have discussed this in our article on Baseball Betting tips. But long story short, this game does not have odds of +100 for both teams which means that a match winner bet won’t get you much money.

We recommend you to put in some parlay bets considering the Dominican Republic has a penchant for scoring. This will increase your odds and as a result, increase your total winnings.

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