FIFA U-20 World Cup: Gambia Eyes Perfect End to Group Stage

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Gambia Eyes Perfect End to Group Stage
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Korea Republic and Gambia will battle for all available points in a FIFA U-20 World Cup match in Group F.

The Gambians have already booked their spot in the knockout round and need just a point to guarantee a top-spot finish in the group. Similarly, South Korea need a point to cement themselves in 2nd position and book their place in the next round.

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South Korea

The Republic of Korea is coming off a 2-2 draw with Honduras on Thursday, where David Ruiz opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and was later red-carded. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Honduras doubled their advantage six minutes into the second half. However, Kim Yong-Hak and Park Seug-Ho scored within four minutes to ensure spoils were shared in that centre.

With qualification now in sight for the Koreans, another stalemate will just be it for them in this game.

Form Guide: WDWLWD

Gambia

The Gambians emerged victorious over France in their second group game. A Tanguy Zoukrou own goal in the 13th minute put the Gambians ahead, with Wilson Odobert restoring parity for the French in the second half after Alagie Saine had missed a penalty for Gambia. However, Mamin Sanyang scored the match-winner in the 68th minute, which moved the Africans top of the table with six points and saw them book their spot in the knockout round.

The Young Scorpions know what to do in this game to ensure they top the group when the group stage.

Form Guide: WWWLWW

South Korea U20 vs Gambia U20 Predictions

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1st Prediction: Gambia Over 0.5

The Gambia is a goal-scoring team. The Young Scorpions have scored twice in each of their last two matches of this tournament. We're backing them to be on the scoreboard again as they take on the Asians.

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score

South Korea and Gambia have been involved in goals at both ends in their last two matches so far in this tournament. As such, we are anticipating them to string a third game with both sides scoring goals.

Head-to-Head Records

It will be the first time these two sides meet at this level.

South Korea U20 vs Gambia U20 Lineups

Official lineups for this encounter will be made available about an hour before the match.

Frequently Asked Questions About South Korea U20 vs Gambia U20

Where can I get a ticket for the South Korea vs Gambia match?

Visit the official FIFA+ website for the latest ticket information.

Which team are the favourites to win the match?

This match will be contested closely. There's no clear favourite for this match, although South Korea have a slight advantage.

Which venue will host the South Korea vs Gambia match?

This match will be played at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza.

Where can I watch this match in Nigeria?

You can watch this match live on DStv SuperSport Variety and GoTV SuperSport Select 2.

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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