The FIFA Under-20 World Cup Semifinals take place on Thursday, June 8 when underdog Israel takes on Uruguay and even bigger underdog South Korea throws down against Italy. Both matches project to be tough, tight, entertaining contests.
See below for FIFA U-20 World Cup odds, analysis, and free picks for both Uruguay versus Israel and South Korea against Italy in the Semi-Finals games.
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FIFA U-20 World Cup | Semi-Finals: June 8, 2023
Uruguay vs. Israel
Handicap Odds: Uruguay -0.5 -125 / Israel +0.5 -109
Money Line Odds: Uruguay -125 / Israel +310 / Draw +230
Over Under Total: O 2.5 +105 / U 2.5 -144
Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, Argentina | Thursday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET
Why Israel is a good bet versus Uruguay
Uruguay has played like an under-20 World Cup winner. Save for a 2-3 loss to England during the group stage, the Uruguayans have dominated their competition.
Uruguay beat both Tunisia and Gambia by 1-0 scores. Then in their quarterfinals match against the U.S., Uruguay scored 2 goals and kept the scorching American’s from a single score.
Why Uruguay is a good bet versus Israel
No team has surprised as much during the under-20 World Cup than the Israelis. Israel beat Japan on May 27. Three days later, Israel beat Uzbekistan.
Then in the most shocking upset of he tournament, the Israelis got by Brazil 3-2 in the quarterfinals. Israel, for sure, is a worthy semi-finals participant.
Final Betting Analysis: Uruguay vs. Israel
Both teams are playing great soccer, but Uruguay has tightened the D. The Uruguayans bested a United States squad that had been scoring almost at will.
Not only were the Americans scoring goals, but the defense had been playing great. Although Brazil is a good team, their D has been suspect during the tournament. Uruguay moves to the final.
Semi-Finals Pick: Uruguay -125 | Bet Uruguay vs. Israel Today
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South Korea vs. Italy
Handicap Odds: Italy -0.5 -161 / South Korea +0.5 +115
Money Line Odds: Italy -161 / South Korea +370 / Draw +275
Over Under Total: O 2.5 -123 / U 2.5 -111
Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, Argentina | Thursday, June 8 at 5:00 pm ET
Why Italy is a good bet versus South Korea
In their last 3 matches, Italy has shown they can win the under-20 WC. The Italians started their march to the semi-finals with a breathtaking 2-1 win against England.
Then in the quarterfinals, facing a Colombian side with the fans behind them, Italy got it done via an impressive 3-1 contest.
Why South Korea is a good bet versus Italy
Like Israel, South Korea has surprised during this tournament. The Koreans beat Ecuador 3-2 as an underdog in the knockout stage.
Then as a dog in the quarterfinals, South Korea took down strong Nigeria. The Nigerians had become a U-20 World Cup contender after impressive victories. The Koreans beat the Nigerians 1-0.
Final Betting Analysis: South Korea vs. Italy
South Korea plays with a lot of heart, but Italy is the better team. How do we know this? The Italians have gotten past much better teams than South Korea.
While the Koreans drew against Gambia and beat Ecuador and the Nigerians in their last 3 matches at this tournament, Italy beat Brazil and Nigeria during the group stage. Then the Italians beat England and Colombia.
South Korea should be congratulated for how they’ve performed. But the dream ends on Thursday. Italy marches to the final.
Semi-Finals Pick: Italy -161 | Bet South Korea vs. Italy Today
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