Brazil u20 - Nigeria u20
World Cup u20
pick: 2 +0.5 AH
odds: 1.90 Pinnacle
After shameful loss from Honduras in April, new coach Micale was apointed in charge (sorry sir but I can't find anything relevant about you). Since then they played 2 games - on 23.05 and 27.05 which they won by 1-0 (against Australia u20 and Portugal u20) in which I wouldn''t say they were impressive. In SOuth America they did a ratehr poor job, finsing 4th after losing 0x3 from COlombia and 2-0 from Argentina and Uruguay. It really seems to me that they are behind all those 3 teams at this level. Of course, they have big names as usual but this generation seems to be performing bad as a team. One of key players Kennedy will miss.
Nigerian coach Garba has been working with youth selections since 2012 and became WC with u17, some of these plaeyrs are still here. I think his experience will help him gain a tactical edge over his brazilian fellow.
He ahs been with u20 since January and team manaed to qualify ratehr smoothly for WC. Nigerians also keep quite long streak without losing in Africa at this level. SOme players from top clubs who missed the qualifiers will also join and the squad becomes a serious contender not only for 2nd but I believe they can even take 1st position in the group. Still, Brazil is Brasil and I can agree that they should be favourites withplayers like Pereyra but I would say -0.25/+0.25 with 2.00 is the fair price to put here.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pick2 +0.5 AH
- Odds-114 Bet365
- Match result4-2 (-8.00)