All eyes will be on the Estádio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata as the European U-19 champions, England, lock horns with African giants Tunisia in the first matchup of the day in Group E of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina.
The English are the favourites in this bout, but the African side will use their underdog tag as motivation to upset the odds and make headlines.
England U20 vs Tunisia U20 Match Preview
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England qualified for this tournament by making the last four at the U-19 Euros in Slovakia in 2022. They won the competition, defeating Israel in the final. England emerged victorious for the first time in the U-20 World Cup in the 2017 edition in Korea: a lone goal by Nigeria Super Eagles star Alexi Iwobi's teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in the final. Ian Foster's side is in good form going into this fixture and will begin their journey of winning the competition for the second time in six years as they take on Tunisia.
Tunisia Portraits – FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 📸
Youssef Snena 🇹🇳🦅 of Tunisia poses for a photograph during the official FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 portrait session on May 18, 2023 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu – FIFA) pic.twitter.com/CKhIL8GEsJ
— Les Talents Tunisiens (@les_ltt) May 21, 2023
The Carthage Eagles are making their third appearance in this competition, having made their debut in 1977 and featuring again in 1985. They crashed out in the group stage on both occasions. Montasser Louhichi and his boys will want to make history as the first Tunisian side to go past the group stage.
This Tunisian side was involved in the recently concluded U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), losing to the eventual champions Senegal in the semifinals. Subsequently, they lost 4-0 to Nigeria Super Eagles in the third-place match. Ahead of this fixture, Tunisia are on back-to-back losses in their last two official games. They'll have to up their game if they're to cause an upset and make headlines after the game.
England U20 vs Tunisia U20 Match Predictions
Below are our England U20 vs Tunisia U20 FIFA U-20 World Cup match predictions. You can use our insights to place bets and win big rewards. Click the 1xbet promo code or Bet9ja promo code if you're a new user in Nigeria as you place your bets.
1st Prediction: England to Win
Montasser Louhichi's men have not fared too well coming into this game. They've lost consecutive matches in their last two games. On the other hand, England has been on fire, winning six matches in seven games. Furthermore, England have won six of their last seven home matches. Considering Tunisia's recent results and struggles away, we are backing the hosts, England, to take all the points.
2nd Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Our second prediction is on the over/under goals market. England has been involved in at least a three-goal affair in five of the last seven games where they had “home status”. On the other hand, Tunisia has been involved in three or more goal affairs in their previous four games. With this in mind, we're backing this game as a high-scoring affair.
Both teams will be meeting for the first time.
England U20 vs Tunisia U20 Lineups
Official lineups for this encounter will be available about an hour before the match.
Frequently Asked Questions About England U20 vs Tunisia U20
Which team are the favourites to win the match?
The high-scoring England side is the bookies' favourite to win this FIFA U-20 World Cup fixture.
Which venue will host the England U20 vs Tunisia U20 match?
This match will be played at the Estadio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata.
What is the time of the kick-off?
This FIFA U-20 World Cup match is scheduled to start at 19:00 BST on May 22nd.
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