FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP – GROUP A
Poland – Senegal
Venue: Stadion Miejski Widzewa Łódź
This game between Poland and Senegal will be a duel between the host team, who lost their first match in bad style against Colombia, but then went on to beat Tahiti by 5 goals and their opponents Senegal, a team who have showed their strength and after 2 games are heading the group without losing a point or conceding a goal.
Both teams have in their squads, players who, thanks to their matches against Tahiti, are among the top goal scorers so far in these championships. Amadou Sagna heads the list (3 goals) and Dominik Steczyk is second (2 goals and 1 assist).
In our opinion, Senegal is the better team and should get all three points from this match
STATSCORE prediction: Poland – Senegal: 2
Colombia – Tahiti
Venue: Arena Lublin
It will be a match between the strong South American team and Cinderella from the Pacific Ocean. Colombian after a very good first match against Poland went on to lose 0:2 against Senegal. They will have been disappointed after the defeat and will look to score as many goals as possible against Tahiti to improve their mood before the next stage of the competition.
For Tahiti, it will be their last match of the tournament. Their goal remains the same – to show the world that they can play football and try to score a goal. It won’t be easy, but during 90 minutes of a game, anything can happen.
STATSCORE prediction: Colombia – Tahiti: 1
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FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP – GROUP B
Ecuador – Mexico
Venue: Stadion Miejski, Gdynia
The clash between Ecuador – Mexico will be a game between two teams who have so far let their fans down during these U-20 World Championships. After two matches, the team from South America have one point in the group table (a draw against Japan and a loss against Italy), while the Mexicans have lost both of their matches (against Italy and Japan). The only hope for these teams is to win this match and advance from third place of the group.
Who will win this match? In our opinion, the three points will go to Ecuador, who, despite their defeat, were the better team in the match against Italy (Shots: 16-7, Ball possession 66% – 34%)
STATSCORE prediction: Ecuador – Mexico: 1
Italy – Japan
Venue: Stadion im. Zdzisława Krzyszkowiaka, Bydgoszcz
Italy and Japan will play against each other to decide who will finish first in this group. Both teams are undefeated up until this point (Japan has one drawn match), both have shown really good organization and confirmed that they have really big hopes of achieving more success in this tournament.
In their last match, Italy was a little lucky to beat Ecuador, while Japan played fantastically to win their match against Mexico – 3 goals scored, 10 corners, 13 shots during the 90 minutes of play.
In 2017 a match between these two teams ended in a 2:2 draw. We think that this time the result will again be a draw.
STATSCORE prediction: Italy – Japan: X
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