2023 FIFA World Cup U-17: 3rd vs 4th Place Betting Analysis

2023 FIFA World Cup U-17: 3rd Place Betting Analysis

Germany beat Argentina and France took down Mali at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The two semifinal losers throw down on Friday morning at the Stadion Manahan in Surakarta, Indonesia in the third place match.

Argentina will step onto the pitch a +135 chalk. Mali has gained much respect based on their +165 moneyline.

Which team lifts the third place trophy?

See below for World Cup odds, analysis, and free picks for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Third Place match.


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Money Line Odds: Mali +165 / Argentina +135 / Draw +285
Friday, December 1 at 7:00 am ET
Stadion Manahan, Surakarta, Indonesia


Why Bet on Mali versus Argentina

Although Mali is one of the smaller nations at this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Malians have played amazing soccer.

Save for 1-goal losses to soccer powers France and Spain, Mali has dominated their opponents. No game was more impressive than beating Mexico, a nation with a solid soccer program and whose citizens grow up on the pitch, 5-0.

Mali almost pulled off the upset against France. The forever positive soccer team has a big shot of leaving Indonesia with the third place hardware.

Mali at the FIFA U-17 World Cup

  • L – 2-1 vs France
  • W – 1-0 vs Morocco
  • W – 5-0 vs Mexico
  • W – 1-5 vs Canada
  • L – 1-0 vs Spain
  • W – 3-0 vs Uzbekistan

Mali Predicted Starters

  • B. Kone
  • I. Traore
  • Coulibaly
  • M. Traore
  • Sanogo
  • Tia
  • Makalou
  • S. Kone
  • Kanate
  • Berry
  • Diarra

Why Bet on Argentina versus Mali

Since a 2-1 loss to Senegal in their first group stage match, the under-17 Albiceleste had rolled until the loss to Germany. Even in the loss to the Germans, Argentina played well enough to win.

Germany beat Argentina via penalty kicks. Before losing to the Germans in the semis, Argentina had destroyed South American rival Brazil 3-0 and had blown out another South American rival, Venezuela, 5-0.

Argentina also beat Poland 4-0 and got by a solid team in Japan 3-1.

Argentina at the FIFA U-17 World Cup

  • L – 3-3 vs Germany
  • W – 3-0 vs Brazil
  • W – 5-0 vs Venezuela
  • W – 4-0 vs Poland
  • W – 3-1 vs Japan
  • L – 2-1 vs Senegal

Argentina Predicted Starters

  • Florentin
  • Palacio
  • Gimenez
  • Ontivero
  • Gorosito
  • Echeverri
  • Gerez
  • Acuna
  • Ruberto
  • Subiabre
  • Albarracin

Argentina vs Mali Final Betting Analysis

Argentina is unlucky to have lost to Germany. The Argentinians controlled possession 66.7% of the match. The Albiceleste took 18 total shots. In addition, goalie Florentin had more regulation saves than his counterpart.

But the Germans won via penalty kicks 4-2. So the best Argentina can do to salvage a decent showing at this year’s under-17 World Cup is to beat Mali. Will Argentina get it done?

The answer is yes. The Argentinians are too tough for Mali to escape. Not only that, but Argentina will be motivated after the close defeat to the Germans. In addition, the +135 is a fair payout. Back the Albiceleste to score the third place victory.

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