FIFA U-20 World Cup Preview and Predictions: Senegal vs Japan

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Senegal will love to continue their recent African Football dominance as they take on Japan in the second FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 Group C matchup of the day at Estádio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata.

Senegal U-20 vs Japan U-20 Match Preview


Senegal first appeared in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the 2015 edition. They qualified for the tournament after making the last four of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations before winning the competition. The country, at the moment, is doing well at every national football level and will be eager to make a good impression in Argentina. Malik Daf, the head coach of the side, has watched his team pick six wins in their last six official games, scoring 15 goals and conceding none. He will love to see his boys continue the perfect form in this tournament.


The 1999 runners-up, Japan, qualified for this tournament after finishing in the last four in the U20 Asian Cup in March. Koichi Togashi's side did well in that competition, eliminated only on penalties. Japan will seek a good run in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, like the 1999 edition. While Senegal represents a stiff challenge, Japan will fancy their chances of not ending the match empty-handed.

Senegal U-20 vs Japan U-20 Match Predictions

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1st Prediction: Senegal to Win

Senegal comes into the FIFA U-20 World Cup fixture on the back of six straight wins. They have averaged 2.5 goals in the process. While Japan won't be pushovers, and the match will be tightly contested, Senegal look too strong. As a result, we expect Senegal to reign supreme in this encounter.

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score

Senegal hasn't conceded any goal in their last six official games ahead of this match. However, we fancy Japan to end the run and score at least one goal against the African side. This is because Japan has scored in all their games coming into the U-20 World Cup. With both teams hitting the back of the net in their past games, we see goals.

Head-to-Head Matches

Senegal U-20 and Japan U-20 have never played each other before.

Senegal U-20 vs Japan U-20 Lineups

Official lineups for this match will be out an hour before kick-off.

Frequently Asked Questions About Senegal U-20 vs Japan U-20

What time will the Senegal vs Japan FIFA U-20 World Cup match kick-off?

This FIFA U-20 World Cup match will kick off at 10 PM local time in Nigeria (22:00 BST).

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

Senegal vs Japan U-20 FIFA World Cup match will be played at the Estádio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata, Argentina.

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

Senegal is slightly favoured to win this FIFA U-20 World Cup match.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 week ago

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