Ecuador vs South Korea
Stadium: Único Madre de Ciudades (Argentina)
Prediction for the match between Ecuador and South Korea, which will take place on June 2. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Ecuadorian team is having a very good time. They haven't played many World Youth Championships, but last year they achieved their best-ever result, taking bronze in the tournament. The same year they won the African Championship, and in this year's Continental Cup, they came third, qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. The Ecuadorians started poorly, losing to the Americans 0:1, but then they improved. They beat Slovakia 2:1, then crushed Fiji 9:10 to secure second place in Group B and a playoff berth.
The Republic of Korea was twice more likely to qualify for the World Youth Championships. The FIFA Youth World Cup 2023 is the 16th time in its history that they have qualified for the tournament. They did so by reaching the semi-finals of the Continental Championships. In Argentina, Asians have shown excellent results. In the opening round, they sensationally beat France 2:1, almost guaranteeing their exit from the group. Then, however, they drew 2:2 and 0:0 against Honduras and Gambia but ultimately managed to finish second in Group F, having qualified for the last eight of the tournament.
Expert Betting Tips
Ecuador and South Korea were runners-up at the last Youth World Cup, with the Asians coming in second and the South Americans third, but now they are facing each other in the round of 16 after their disappointing finish. The Red Devils, who have now taken three of their last four head-to-head meetings, one of which was in the previous FIFA World Cup semi-finals, should be slightly closer to success in this competition. Moreover, the Asians played all their games at the 2023 World Cup and are ready for the playoffs, while the Ecuadorians could relax a little after their 9:0 victory over Fiji. As a result, we're betting that South Korea will not lose in regulation time for 1.85.
In recent years, the youth national teams of Ecuador and South Korea have played each other quite often, and all their head-to-head encounters were cautious and poor in goalscoring. In the three previous head-to-head meetings, the opponents combined for only four goals (1.33 on average per game). And now, we shouldn't expect any miracles because both teams play defensively, and the cup status of the encounter only minimizes the risks for both sides. With this in mind, a total under 2.5 seems like the best option, and you can bet on Both teams to Score - No.
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