Gambia U20 vs Uruguay U20 Match Analysis & Prediction
01/06/2023 8:30 pm
The 2023 U20 World Cup has entered the knockout stage, with Gambia U20 facing Uruguay U20 in the round of 16 on Thursday.
With a spot in the quarter-finals at stake, both nations will be earger to taste victory when they meet at the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in Northern Argentina.
After kicking off their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Honduras, Gambia defeated France by the same scoreline.
On Sunday, the Young Scorpions played out a goalless draw with South Korea in their final group game, despite racking up 17 shots while enjoying the majority of the possession.
Gambia have lost just one of their last nine matches across all competitions, so they will back themselves to overcome Uruguay and progress to the last eight.
Uruguay finished second in Group E – one point behind England – after picking up six points from a possible nine, while just three teams scored more group-stage goals than La Celeste’s seven.
After beating Iraq 4-0 in their opening match, Uruguay suffered a 3-2 defeat to England before defeating Tunisia 1-0.
Including friendlies, Uruguay have won 12 of their previous 16 matches across all competitions, suffering just two defeats in the process, and they also reached the final of the South American U20 Championship earlier this year.
Marcelo Broli’s side boast a strong record when it comes to the U20 World Cup, having finished as runners-up in 1997 and 2013 before finishing fourth in 2017, so the current crop of rising stars will fancy their chance of going deep into the competition.
Gambia U20 vs. Uruguay U20 Head to head
These two teams have not previously met in any competitions and this will be their first meeting in the FIFA U20 World Cup.
01/06/2023Gambia U20N/AUruguay U20N/AFIFA U20 World Cup
Gambia U20 Team News
After bagging a game-winning brace against Honduras, Adama Bojang will continue to lead the line for Gambia, supported by Modou Lamin Marong, Bailo Bah and Mansour Mbye.
Muhammed Jobe and Mahmudu Bajo will continue to anchor the midfield, while centre-backs Alagie Saine and Dembo Saidykhan will likely resume their partnership in front of goalkeeper Pa Ebou Dampha.
Gambia U20's Last 5 Matches
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Uruguay U20 Team News
Franco Gonzalez and Matias Abaldo will lead the line for Uruguay, having both registered two goals and one assist in Argentina.
Randall Rodriguez will continue between the sticks, while Alan Matturro and Mateo Ponte will occupy the full-back roles.
Uruguay U20's Last 5 Matches
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28/05/2023Tunisia U200Uruguay U201FIFA U20 World Cup
Gambia U20 vs. Uruguay U20: Odds and Predictions
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