Uruguay U20 vs Japan U20: Preview & Prediction
The debut of Uruguay was suffered and objective at the same time. Regarded as a favorite for the U20 World Cup title, Celeste Olympics opened with a 1-0 win over Italy with a goal scored in the final stage of the game.
Now with three points in Group D, Uruguay are hoping to jump to the top of the table, which is now with Japan because of the tiebreaker in the goals scored (2 to 1 for Asians).
For this, the technician Fabian Coito will have to deal with the embezzlements of Facundo Waller and Rodrigo Amaral, who are injured. However, the most felt casualty is the 10 Amaral shirt, which scored the only Uruguayan goal so far.
Asian Under-19 Champion in 2016, Japan acquired the right to play in the U-20 World Cup and also to be Asia’s top team in the World Cup, having won the qualification without conceding even one goal in all six matches Disputed by the Asian Under-19.
In their debut in the World Cup, the Japanese team managed to beat South Africa 2-1, with a right to face the second half of the game.
At the tactical level, coach Atsushi Uchiyama puts his chips in good goalkeeper Yamaguchi, who plays for Lorient-FRA, and striker Ogawa, who plays for Jubilo Iwata and has already left his goal in the opening match. In addition, the Takefusa Kubo reserve, which belongs to FC Tokyo, already has a good history in football with only 15 years of age, including the Spanish giant Barcelona.
It is noteworthy that the current Japanese U-20 generation is one of the most successful, even being equated with the team that won the Under-20 world championship in 1999, when the competition took place in Nigeria, being, moreover, the Asian country To go further in the tournament.
Uruguay’s display against Italy was great, but the score ended up 1-0 at the hands of Italian goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari of Milan, who did several miracles, even coming to defend a penalty still in the initial stage of the game, Charged by De La Cruz in the 44th minute.
However, I managed to understand the Uruguayan game proposal, which has changed a lot in relation to the South American U-20. Today, Uruguay has a game plan with more speed and aggression in the direction of kicks to the goal. It’s a team that takes a lot of their opponents and will probably use that to penetrate the Japanese side, who despite the good numbers in the Under-19 Asian, showed some instability in their debut against South Africa.
Uruguay U20 vs Japan U20: Direct Matches
I really think that the game will not be easy for Uruguay, but I believe a lot in the defensive block of Celeste Olímpica, mainly to stop the Japanese attack, that still lacks quality in some points, so much that depends very much of the plays of Ogawa.
Thus, I believe that the safest bet here is in “Uruguay AH -0 / 0.5”, while I can not diagnose if we will have goals or not here, besides I really like the Uruguay team, which, let’s face it, has a lot more Experience compared to Japan, which is formed mostly by players who operate in the country and accustomed to a weaker and primary game style.
Uruguay U20 vs Japan U20: Betting Tips
Uruguay U20 win – Odds: 2.00
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00