France U20-Turkey U20 Betting Preview: Expect goals with the hosts continuing to impress

The last 16 of the Under-20 World Cup see's the hosts paired with an unpredictable French side, with our tipster backing goals and has a 4/1 value bet
France take on tournament hosts Turkey in the round of 16 after both sides qualified in second place from their respective groups.

France reached the semi-finals back in 2011 in Colombia, but have yet to find the form in recent years that saw them threaten in that trophy. Turkey have had a good tournament so far and will be looking to take advantage of an inconsistent Bleus side.

France come into this match after winning only one of their group matches, securing victory in their first game against Ghana 3-1. Despite leading the USA in their second match for 40 minutes, the Americans equalised in the final five minutes of the match.

Pierre Mankowski’s men, without captain Paul Pogba due to suspension, then lost to Spain, who topped their group. Despite only winning four points from three matches, William Hill price the French side as favourites at 11/10 (2.10) to win the match in 90 minutes.

This is Turkey’s first appearance in the Under 20s World Cup since the competition was held in Netherlands in 2005. As the host nation, Feyyaz Ucar’s men automatically qualified for the tournament and they have certainly taken advantage of that.

Ucar’s men won two of their group games, recording victories against El Salvador and Australia, which saw them finish runners up to Colombia, to whom they narrowly lost.

William Hill price the hosts as underdogs at 15/8 (2.88) to win the match. The same firm prices the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05). This is a fantastic price when you consider that this bet paid out in two of the three group games for both sides in this years competition. With neither side struggling to score in this years competition, this bet should ease home.

For those looking for more value, William Hill offer the odds of 4/1 (5.00) that Turkey Under 20s win the match with over 2.5 goals in the match. This is a fantastic price, as out of the two games Turkey have won in the group stages, both would have paid out in this bet. When the two sides met last year, it was Turkey who came out on top in a World Youth Festival match.

Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with William Hill Turkey U20s to win with Over 2.5 goals in the match at 4/1 (5.00) with William Hill

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