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France U20 vs USA U20 - World Cup favourites France to show their class

France have averaged 68% possession at the 2019 U20 World Cup
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Mickael Cuisance has been leading the way for France at the FIFA U20 World Cup (Getty Images)

France U20 vs USA U20 Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

France U20 are favourites to win the FIFA U20 World Cup and should make easy work of USA U20 in the round of 16 clash in Bydgoszcz. France have won nine of their last 11 matches and kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches at the U20 World Cup.

Another France U20 win is paying 1.45 here with a -1 handicap on offer at 2.50. I think this should be a relatively comfortable victory with a France 3-0 win paying 9.00 in the correct score market.

France U20 Form & Team News

France advanced to the round of 16 rounds after three successive victories at the U20 World Cup. A 2-0 win against Saudi Arabia was secured after obtaining a man advantage, Youssouf Fofana and Amine Gouiri getting the goals.

Panama were next and another 2-0 win followed. A comfortable victory was secured through captain Dan-Azel Zagadou and Michael Cuisance. France had 68% possession against Saudi Arabia and 75% against Panama to highlight the quality in their team.

France had more of a challenge in the 3-2 victory over Mali. Mickael Cuisance opened the scoring in the 12th minute, but Mali equalised minutes later as the teams went into half time tied 1-1.

France earned a penalty in the 65th minute that was dispatched by Moussa Diaby, Amine Gouiri making it 3-1 in the 87th minute. France are favourites at 1.45 to win against the USA while France U20 can be backed at 2.50 in the -1 handicap market.

Manager Bernard Diomède has given minutes to all of his players except third choice goalkeeper Didier Desprez. France U20 have five different goalscorers and five separate players have registered assists.

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France won the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup (Getty Images)

USA U20 Form & Team News

USA’s FIFA U20 World Cup campaign got off to a bad start with a 2-1 defeat against Ukraine in Bielsko-Biala. Despite having 60% possessions and more shots on target, sloppy defending cost the Stars and Stripes with Brandon Servania’s equaliser no consolation.

Manager Tab Ramos made one change to the starting XI against Nigeria, bringing in striker Sebastian Soto who repaid his faith with both goals in a 2-0 victory. The score didn’t match the chances created with Nigeria having more shots (19-11) and shots on target (6-4).

USA U20 secured a place in the round of 16 with a 1-0 win against Qatar in their final group stage match in Tychy. Timothy Weah scored in the 76th minute and Alexis Mendez had a penalty saved in the final minutes.

Defensive midfielder Chris Durkin is suspended after picking up his second yellow card against Qatar. Winger De La Fuente was replaced early in the second half and his place is under threat from Ulysses Llanez Jr.

USA U20 are paying a massive 7.00 to upset France U20 in Bydgoszcz. A draw might be a more realistic option if you think they can match it with the 2013 U20 World Cup winners which can be backed at 4.00.

France U20 vs USA U20 Head to Head

France U20 and USA U20 met at the 2013 U20 World Cup in a match that ended in a 1-1 draw. Three international friendlies have followed with one win each and one draw.

The latest occurred a recently as March, a Nabil Alioui brace putting France 2-0 up before goals to Konrad De La Fuente and Christian Cappis earned the USA a draw.

France U20 vs USA U20 Match Up

France U20 have a stars all the way through their squad highlighted by manager Bernard Diomède giving minutes to all his outfield players. Defender Thomas Basila, midfielder Mickaël Cuisance and attacker Moussa Diaby have been ever present and will be key players.

USA have a talented squad led by forward Timothy Weah. Their depth is not as great as France which is where they could come up short. The suspension to Chris Durkin is key, without him their defence could be exposed.

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Paris Saint-Germain and France U20 striker Moussa Diaby has learned a lot playing alongside Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe (Getty Images)

France U20 vs USA U20 Key Statistics

  • France U20 are won 9 of their last 11 matches (U20 World Cup).
  • France U20 have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 8 matches (U20 World Cup).
  • France U20 have won their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • France U20 have scored 2+ goals in their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • France U20 have averaged 68% possession at the 2019 U20 World Cup.


France U20 are clear favourites to win the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup and should make easy work of USA U20. I expect Les Bleuets to dominate this match from start to finish.

I am adding France U20 to win on my betslip and will be adding it to accumulators. They have the ability to score l plenty of goals, especially late in the game so a -1 handicap bet is also advised.

Best Bet: France U20 Win @ 1.45 at bet365 - 7 Units
Value Bet: France U20 -1 Handicap @ 2.50 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: France U20 Win 3-0 @ 9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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