Japan vs. Serbia (Friday, 11.25am)
The Samurai Blue have won 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions, while the visitors are unbeaten in each of their last eight matches.
We say: Japan 2-0 Serbia
Serbia have been victorious in both of their previous meetings against Japan, winning 3-0 in April 2010 and 2-0 in October 2013.
However, with a depleted squad, the visitors may struggle to pose an attacking threat against the Samurai Blue, and we feel that the hosts have a greater strength in depth to enable them to come out on top in Kobe.
Tunisia vs. Algeria (Friday, 8.30pm)
The teams are on a great run of form coming into the encounter, with both of them yet to suffer defeat since September 2019.
We say: Tunisia 1-2 Algeria
The game has all the makings of an enthralling contest, with two in-form teams going at each other in search of bragging rights. However, Algeria edge it in terms of squad quality, and we are backing them to come out on top.