On Wednesday, May 24, matchday two of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup sees Italy U20 and Nigeria U20 compete for three points.
Both teams will try to improve on their first-match victory. On Sunday, the Italians prevailed 3-2 over former champion Brazil to boost morale. With a brace and an assist, Cesare Casadei was the star of the show, helping the Italians take a three-goal lead into the break.
Marcos Leonardo featured with a final part support of his own to undermine a rebound from Brazil, however Italy clutched guarantee each of the three places.
In contrast, Nigeria worked hard in their 2-1 victory over debutants Dominican Republic. For the Caribbean nation, Edison Azcona scored from the spot in the 23rd minute.
Guillermo de Pena of the Flying Eagles leveled the score seven minutes later, and Samson Lawal took advantage of a defensive mix-up in the 71st minute to score the winning goal. With three points, Nigeria and Italy share first place in Group D.
Nigeria neglected to take care of business regardless of their success over Dominican Republic and should fundamentally move forward against the Italians.
Italy dazzled against Brazil, especially in the principal half, and one more win here will take them through to the following round. With goals at both ends, the Italians should claim a narrow victory.
Prediction: Italy 2-1 Nigeria
This is the second time that both parties will; make a face. They clashed in the 1987 U-20 World Cup group stage, which Italy won 2-0. Italy are on a seven-game unbeaten run, dominating five matches. At least three goals have been scored in Italy’s last seven games, with both teams scoring in six of those games.
Six of Nigeria’s last eight games have seen something like one side neglect to score, however their last two gatherings saw the two sides track down the rear of the net. Nigeria has finished second in this competition twice, while Italy’s best performance came in 2017 when they finished third.
The Italy U20 team has played one match this season, winning one, losing zero, and drawing one. At home, they have 1 successes. The team is now in first place in the league thanks to this record. At their home stadium, Italy U20 has averaged 3 goals scored and 2 goals conceded per match, giving them a goal difference of +1. In their home games, they have scored an average of 18 goals. Likewise, 100 of their home games have seen the two groups score 1, and it takes Italy U20 18 minutes on normal to score an objective in their matches at home.
The Nigeria U20 participated in the U20 World Cup tournament for the first time this season, winning 0 of its home games, losing 1, and drawing 0. The team has a goal difference of 0 with 0 goals scored and 0 goals conceded thus far. At the moment, Nigeria U20 is in second place in the standings. Overall, objectives are scored in Nigeria U20 away matches, with 0 of these games highlighting an objective from each group (which is 0). To score away, players need about zero minutes of game time.
Tip 1 – Italy to win
Tip 2 – Both teams to score
Tip 3 – Over 2.5 goals
Lineups of this match are not available yet. SUF will update soon.
|United States||Fox Soccer Plus, ViX|
|France||Molotov, Free, L’Equipe, L’Equipe Web|
|Nepal||SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3|
|India||JioTV, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV|
|Sri Lanka||Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD|
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