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THE MATCH PREDICTION Argentina - Mali 04.06 20:30

Asian handicap - Home (-1)

The round of 16 of the U20 World Cup will close with three successive games. In the last one Argentina and Mali will meet each other at Stadion Miejski (Bielsko-Biała). Will the nominal hosts overcome this barrier?

Argentina U20

Argentina won their qualifying group F and got the promotion to the play-off stage in advance. The White and Sky Blues earned six points after two openers. On May 25 they have crushed the main outsider such as South Africa with a huge score 5:2. Fauso Vero has scored the initial goal. Ezequiel Barco made his double; Julian Alvarez and Adolfo Gaich have strengthened the advantage of their team.

In the second round the South Americans beat Portugal U20 2:0. Adolfo Gaich has scored again. Nehuen Perez is the author of another goal. Then the leader lost to South Korea but kept its position. The Red Devils won over the Argentinians 2:1. Commonly, the hosts have eight goals for and four goals against.

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Mali U20

Mali U20 have been promoted to the play-off round as the second team of the quartet E. The Eagles have collected all types of results after the qualifying round. The Africans have played with a draws against Panama U20 in their opener 1:1. The Central Americans have equalized from the penalty kick just close to the final whistle. By the way, the Canal Team have four points too and worse goal ratio. Thus, the young Panamanians finished on the third place.

Then the Malians beat Saudi Arabia in the highly scoring match 4:3. They have scored three goals after the break. Finally, they added their first loss to their record. They have been beaten by France. The Blues took a narrow 3:2 victory over them.

These teams had a unique H2H meeting that ended in favor of Argentina 3:1 more than 15 years ago.


Argentina are favorite of the last play-off game. We guess the nominal hosts will justify this status and win with an Asian handicap (-1). We recommend beating on this with a remarkable coefficient of 2.11

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.



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