Argentina U20 to tackle Nigeria U20

Argentina U20 to tackle Nigeria U20

Argentina U20 is aiming to put a stop to the resurgence of Nigeria U20, who is one of the best third-placed squads in this edition. Nigeria qualified in this stage on the third place of their group stage, but managed to be one of the best teams in the third. As for Argentina, they qualified in the knockout stage after topping their group stage with three wins. These two teams have met just once in their history back in 2005, where Messi led Argentina in a 2-1 win. Nigeria on the other hand are looking to build from their impressive record this season to try to eliminate the host team. These two teams will meet each other for the second time on June 1, 2023, at 5:00 AM (GMT+8).

Argentina U20

U20 World Cup: Argentina

Argentina is coming into this match with aims of moving closer to the title, for the seventh time in the contest. Currently, they hold the most number of titles in the contest with six titles. However, their job does not stop there, as they are aiming to extend their record. This is not impossible though, as they have been dominant since the group stage. They have a record of 100% in the group stage, helping them to finish at the top of Group A standings. Moreover, Argentina finished the group stage with an outstanding 5-0 win against New Zealand. Argentina now rely to Alejo Veliz who is leading his squad with three goals in their campaign. He got his third goal in the contest during their match against New Zealand. As they are hosting this U20 World Cup edition, they find advantage with it for this important match.

After being sent off in their match against Guatemala, Tomas Aviles is returning in this match. Additionally, there might be small changes in their starting XI in this important game.

Nigeria U20

U20 World Cup: Nigeria

Nigeria on the other hand were able to finish their group stage at the third of their group. They finished with six points, as many points as Italy, who finished at the second of the group stage. They were able to secure their spot in the knockout stage after being the best third-placed team in the group stage. Additionally, in the contest, entering a higher round is no longer new for Nigeria. In fact, they were bale to finish as runners-up in the U20 World Cup twice in their history. During their first two games in the league, they were able to score two goals each game. However, they failed to do so against a powerhouse Brazilian team. As they face a champions team, Nigeria needs to go all-out in this match, to secure a spot in the next round.

Since Victor Eletu was able to play during their loss to Brazil, Nigeria does not have an injury concern coming into this match. Benjamin Fredrick is also expected to be back in this match.


Argentina U20 (3.0)
Odds: -0.82

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