FIFA U-20 World Cup: Last Chance for Senegal to Avoid Embarrassing Exit

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Last Chance for Senegal to Avoid Embarrassing Exit
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All three points will be up for grabs as the Africa U-20 champions, Senegal, battle Colombia U-20 in a FIFA U-20 World Cup fixture at the Estádio Unico Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday.

The South Americans have qualified for the Round of 16 after picking up two wins in their last two games. On the other hand, Senegal must win and hope Japan drops points in their matchup with Israel to qualify for the next round. Currently, Senegal is bottom of the group with one point, while Colombia has six points.

Colombia U20 vs Senegal U20 Match Preview


The Los Cafeteros' best FIFA U-20 World Cup outing was a third-place finish in 2003. They're looking to better that record in Argentina, and have taken the first step after qualifying for the next round. While they have nothing to play for, the South Americans will look to round up the group stage with a perfect record.

Hector Cardenas' side have been unbeaten in their last five games, scoring 25 goals and conceding five. They'll love to keep their unbeaten run against the Senegalese, who are yet to win in this competition.

Form Guide: DWDWW


Having suffered a 1-0 defeat to Japan in their opening game, Senegal could only manage a draw with Israel in the second game. They're not in a comfortable position to qualify but will take heart from the fact that they're unbeaten against Colombia in this competition in recent times. Malik Daf's side will be eager to reign supreme over Los Cafeteros and put themselves within touching distance of qualification. Even if they don't get a win, Senegal can still qualify as one of the best third-place teams, although other results must go their way.

Form Guide: WWWWLD

Colombia U20 vs Senegal U20 Match Predictions

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1st Prediction: Decisive first half

Our first prediction for this game is that the game could be settled in the first half. It's worth noting that both teams have seen three of their last four games produce the same result as at the end of the first half. Also, with Senegal having more reason to win, they would want to get an early goal and sixteen control in the first period. With this in mind, we are confident that the first half won't end in a draw.

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score

Senegal and Colombia have conceded and scored in their two group games. Senegal has only scored once, while Colombia has scored on both occasions. As a result, we feel both Senegal and Colombia to continue their scoring record.


Both countries have met twice in this competition in the last eight years.

  • Senegal U20 2-0 Colombia U20 (26 May 2019)
  • Senegal U20 1-1 Colombia U20 (03 June 2015)

Colombia U20 vs Senegal U20 Lineups

Official lineups for this game will be made available an hour before the commencement of hostilities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colombia U20 vs Senegal U20

What time will the Colombia vs Senegal FIFA U20 World Cup match kick-off?

Colombia vs Senegal match will kick off at 22:00 BST.

Which venue will host the Colombia vs Senegal FIFA U-20 World Cup match?

The  Colombia U20 vs Senegal U20 World Cup match will be played at the Estádio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata, Argentina.

Who are the bookies' favorites to win this FIFA World Cup match?

Colombia is slightly favored to win this FIFA U-20 World Cup match.

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