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The opponents have been two of the most adventurous outfits at the Under-20 World Cup and Al Hain-Cole expects them to finish the tournament with a bang

After suffering narrow semi-final defeats, Iraq and Ghana will face off on Saturday for the bronze medal at the World Under-20 Championship.

The Black Satellites crashed out thanks to a late goal against France, but are favourites at 19/20 (1.95) with William Hill to clinch third place within 90 minutes.

Hakeem Shaker’s surprise package were only knocked out of the tournament on penalties against Uruguay, and they are available at 21/10 (3.10) to cause their final upset by coming out on top in normal time.

The Young Lions of Mesopotamia have taken all three of their knockout matches into extra-time, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on this tie finishing up all square.

The Asian side have provided this tournament with a breath of fresh air, as their fearless approach to the game has guaranteed plenty of goalmouth action at either end every time they take to the field.

Shaker’s men have scored 11 goals in Turkey, while their attacking philosophy has also seen them concede eight times in their six matches, and there should be more to come when they face an equally-adventurous outfit.

With 13 goals scored and 12 conceded, Sellas Tetteh’s side have been excellent value at this championship, and seem guaranteed to provide more entertainment in the typically-relaxed third place play-off.

A bet on over 2.5 goals would have paid out in nine of these sides’ 12 games in this competition, and seems like a given at odds of 4/7 (1.57) when they go head-to-head.

In fact, with the shackles off, there is no reason for either side not to attack to their hearts’ content, meaning spectators could well be treated to a memorably high-scoring match.

Considering 20 goals have been scored in Ghana’s last three matches alone, it could well be worth backing odds of 13/8 (2.63) on over 3.5 going in on Saturday, in a bet that would have paid out in five of the Africans’ six fixtures.
Over 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57) with William Hill
Over 3.5 goals at 13/8 (2.63) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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