* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
This Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 prediction will have a look at the quarter-final game between two very evenly matched teams on June 3.
Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 – Best Predictions & Free Betting Tips
The Colombian team comes on the back of a 5-1 success over Slovakia whereas Italy were able to beat England 2-1 in the last match.
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Total goals over 2.5
Colombia are likely to encounter psychological fears as they get into the quarter-finals. Traditionally, the team has not done well beyond the stage of the under 20 World Cup. The Italian team are likely to be at the wonderful best when it comes to dealing with the latter stages of a major competition. Italy have been able to hit consecutive semi-final appearances. The Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 prediction would opt for more than 2.5 goals in a tight contest.
Oscar Cortes to score anytime
The Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 betting tips are in favour of Oscar Cortes continuing his good form over the last few weeks. The 19-year-old has been one of the top scorers at the World Cup with four goals. He has been able to hit goals in three out of his last four appearances. Oscar Cortes has been in such a good form that is difficult to look beyond the midfielder to score at least once in this match. He has been dominating proceedings from the centre of the park.
Top H2H Stats, Recent Form, and Odds for Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 Match
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
These may be some of the best stats regarding the upcoming match between Colombia U20 and Italy U20. Now, let us take a look at the odds and probabilities for the game.
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Colombia U20 odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%
Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%
Italy U20 odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%
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The Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 odds are attractive for markets like Oscar Cortes to score anytime. The 19-year-old has been in exceptional form with four goals in the World Cup stages. One can back the midfielder to score anytime at 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%. There could also be more than 2.5 goals. This option is available at a price of 10/11 (1.90) – 52.4%.
Colombia U20 vs Italy U20: Team News, Line-Ups, & Form Analysis
The Colombian team have been very hard to overcome and they have lost only once in the recent 10 matches in all competitions. Colombia, though, have been pretty disappointing when it comes to getting past the quarter-finals of the U20 World Cup and beyond. The Colombia U20 vs Italy U20 lineups may not feature any change considering that no injuries or suspensions are affecting the team.
Marquinez, Ocampo, Alvarez, Mantilla, Salazar, Torres, Puerta, Manyoma, Cortes, Asprilla, Angel
The Italian team will have the advantage of being able to choose Daniele Ghilardi, who is back from a suspension. His return comes just in time Alessandro Fontanarosa is on the ropes after the booking against England. Italy do have options for freshening up the squad with Simone Pafundi and Samuel Giovane available once again. Casadei remains the top scorer at the FIFA U20 World Cup with five goals.
Desplanches, Zanotti, Ghilardi, Guarino, Turicchia, Faticanti, Casadei, Prati, Ambrosino, Baldanzi, Esposito
Player to Watch: Oscar Cortes
It has been a strong tournament for Oscar Cortes who has come up with four goals so far in the group stages. This includes a goal in every match apart from the game against Japan. The 19-year-old midfielder has been at the heart of everything done by the Colombian team. The domestic campaign for the Millonarios player has also been very good and it is expected that he will follow up with more of the same in the upcoming match.