2023 FIBA World Cup Australia vs Japan Match Preview

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FIBA World Cup Predictions
Can Australia bounce back from defeat to Germany as they take on Japan in Okinawa on 29/08/23.

After beating Finland but losing to Germany, Australia will be looking to keep their 2024 FIBA World Cup campaign on track, as they take on Japan

2024 FIBA World Cup Australia vs Japan Match Preview

  • Australia conclude their FIBA World Cup Group stage campaign against Japan.
  • The Boomers kicked off their World Cup with a solid win over Finland.
  • However, they were edged out by Germany in their second game and have work to do.
  • Its winner takes all in Okinawa, with the victor progressing to the knockout rounds.

Attention on the Australian men’s basketball team has never been higher, with many best betting sites seeing plenty of traction as the progress of the Boomers is being tracked across the country.

Defeating Finland in the first game was a good result for Australia but they were outmuscled by Germany in their second fixture, with many international betting sites moving away from the idea that Australia could go all the way and win the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

FIBA World Cup Group E: Australia vs Japan


It has been an indifferent start to the FIBA World Cup for Australia, with a win to Finland backed up by defeat to Germany, leaving many Aussie bookmakers perplexed as to how far the Boomers could go at the competition.

With Germany having won both of their games and Finland having lost twice, this is a straight hit against Japan, who will be full of confidence having seen off Finland last time out.
Playing in the partisan atmosphere in the Okinawa Arena will be a tricky one for Australia and they will have to be on their mettle for this one. 


Beating a European team was seen as unchartered territory for Japan, and they appear to be on the cusp of something special. Having their home fans backing them to the hilt in Okinawa is clearly bringing out the best in this Japanese team and they are catching the eye of many betting apps.

This will be a stern test against an Australian side that have plenty of NBA stars and they will know they are the underdogs, but they are a team that will never give up and they could be a tough nut to crack in this one.

Australia vs Japan – Team Form

With one win and one loss on both cards at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, there is plenty to get behind here with multi betting sites.

Australia Form

Last 5 Matches:

  • vs Germany – 82-85 (L)
  • vs Finland – 98-72 (W)
  • vs France – 78-74 (W)
  • vs South Sudan – 88-67 (W)
  • vs Brazil – 86-90 (L)

Japan Form

Last 5 Matches:

  • vs Finland – 98-88 (W)
  • vs Germany – 63-81 (L)
  • vs Bahrain – 95-72 (W)
  • vs Iran – 96-61 (W)
  • vs Kazakhstan – 81-61 (W)

Australia vs Japan – Teams


Whilst the start to the 2023 FIBA World Cup campaign has been relatively inauspicious, the Boomers are expected to have a decent run in Asia over the next few weeks with many major online betting platforms.

Germany had too much for the Aussies in the key moments last time out and they will be doing all they can to address that here against a dangerous Japanese team. 


Buoyed by their win over Finland last time out, Japan should be ready for this challenge, even if they do know the magnitude of it.

Not much was expected of Japan heading into the tournament, but they were able to grind out an important win against Finland and were in the contest for large parts of it in defeat to Germany.

The fact that the game is ostensibly winner takes all, will also add a degree of pressure and scrutiny on the Japanese team here, in front of their home fans.

Australia vs Japan – Prediction

This will be a great watch, with Japan desperate to put on a show and take the game to the Australians but the Boomers need a win, and they should get one here. 

Result: Australia to win the match – $1.05 with Punterspal.

The Okinawa Arena should be bouncing for this one, as the Japanese faithful back their team to the hilt but Australia have plenty of experienced campaigners, who should have enough in the tank to get over the line. 

Best Bet: Australia to be winning at HT and FT - $1.4 with Bet365.

With a place in the knockout rounds at stake, both Australia and Japan should be bang up for this one, creating plenty of interest with new betting sites.

Japan will be doing all they can to stay in the contest for as long as possible and they will make life tricky for Australia, but the Aussies should pick up an important win in this one.