The hosts South Korea crashed out of the competition last night and therefore local interest maybe lost, but there is still a lot of football to be played. The Round of 16 continues on Wednesday afternoon and evening with 3 more games. The standout game being between England and Costa Rica.
– Note we’ll be covering all of the games involving South Korea and as much of the rest of the action as possible. However due to the number of games previews will be brief. Goal updates and some highlights/replay via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
U20 World Cup 2017 Previews / Predictions – Wednesday May 31st 2017
Here are the details on the games on Wednesday in the U20 World Cup Round of 16;
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia – 5pm
The early Wednesday Round of 16 game is between Uruguay & Saudi Arabia. Uruguay topped group D with impressive wins over Italy and Japan, between a rotated squad drew with South Africa. Saudi Arabia squeezed into the round of 16 and never looked like world beaters during there Group F games.
Uruguay will be favorites for the win.
Prediction: Uruguay 2 – 0 Saudi Arabia
Zambia vs. Germany – 8pm
The evenings game at the Jeju World Cup Stadium is between Zambia and Germany. African champions Zambia have looked strong so far and topped Group C beating Portugal and Iran on the way. Germany on the other hand found Group B difficult losing to Venezuela, drawing with Mexico and only beating minnows Vanuatu.
Zambia should have the edge here, but Germany aren’t to be underestimated.
Prediction: Zambia 2 – 1 Germany
England vs. Costa Rica – 8pm
In the final round of 16 game on Wednesday England take on Costa Rica at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. England topped group A beating Argentina, drawing with Guinea before beating hosts South Korea. Costa Rica narrowly progressed thanks to a surprise win over a weaken Zambia.
England have been the better side so far, and we see them moving onto the quarter finals.
Prediction: England 2 – 0 Costa Rica
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