France U20-Uruguay U20 Betting Preview: Back the French to lead at the hour mark

Phil Kitromilides believes that les Bleus' overall superiority will see them leading at 60 minutes and the price of evens for them to do so offers value for punters
After a long and engrossing Under-20 World Cup, two proud footballing nations will contest Saturday's final with France the clear favourites against Uruguay.

The French have been extremely impressive in the knockout stages of the tournament enjoying three convincing wins and Paddy Power price them at 4/5 (1.80) to win in 90 minutes.

Uruguay, for their part, have been highly resilient, showing a level of determination and self-belief that has seen them beat favorites Spain in extra-time and score a last-gasp goal in the semi-finals against Iraq whom they eventually overcame on penalties.

It is safe to say the South Americans won't be giving up, yet they are the outsiders at 10/3 (4.33).
There is a reason of course why France are odds-on favourites. Apart from the physical aspect of them being fresher having not needed extra-time in any game, les Bleus' starting XI boasts some outstanding individuals.

In Paul Pogba and Geoffrey Kondogbia they possess two of the most highly-rated young central midfielders in Serie A and La Liga respectively.

These two youngsters can make things happen, while Arsenal's new signing Yaya Sanogo has shown himself to be a competent finisher up front.
While Uruguay have some exciting players themselves, the smart money will be going on France and the price of evens (2.00) for them to be leading at 60 minutes looks to offer some decent value.

It has paid out in four of their six games in the competition and with Uruguay having a tendency to leave it late before scoring, there is every chance that this selection could prove to be the correct one again.
For a value bet back France to win with three or four goals scored in the match at 11/4 (3.75) - a bet that has paid out three times this tournament for the French.

France to lead at 60 minutes at evens (2.00) with Paddy Power
France to win and 3 or 4 goals scored in the game at 11/4 (3.75) with Paddy Power

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