The FIFA Under-20 World Cup has reached the semi-final stage in Argentina with both matches taking place at Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona, La Plata today.

Israel are the surprise packages of the tournament – ironic because the tournament was moved to Argentina after original hosts, Indonesia refused to host the Israelis.

After losing and drawing their opening games they qualified from the group with a 92nd minute winner against Japan. That set up a tie with Uzbekistan whom they beat 1-0 before shocking Brazil with a 3-2 extra-time win.

They now face Uruguay, who were top seeds going in to the tournament. They finished second, behind England, to whom they lost 3-2, before seeing off Gambia and the United States in the knock-out stages.

The Uruguayans have kept four clean sheets in their five matches and will be well supported across the border in La Plata. Bet365 rate Uruguay at 4/5 to win with Israel at 10/3.

Chelsea’s Cesare Casadei has been the star man of the tournament so far. The young midfielder who was signed for a reported €15m from Inter, has scored six goals in five games for Italy including a crucial 87th minute penalty against England in the Last 16.

The Azzuri face a South Korea side who knocked-out an impressive Nigeria side in the quarter finals. The Super Eagles had already knocked out hosts Argentina and beat Italy in the ‘Group of Death’ but couldn’t find a way past the Koreans despite 22 attempts at goal to four.

It’s unlikely South Korea will be able to perform a second smash’n’grab so the 4/6 on Italy looks worth backing.

Despite the tournament having a history of throwing up some surprise semi-finalists (Ecuador 2019, Venezuala, 2017 runners-up, Mali 2015, Iraq 2013, Costa Rice 2009) it’s usually those nations with a strong reputation that prevail. Backing both favourites to qualify today pays 4/5 at SBK and for them both to win their matches a healthy 19/10.

Both games can be streamed live on the FIFA website kicking off at 18:30 and 22:00.

Super Singles

  • Uruguay & Italy to qualify 4/5 SBK
  • Uruguay & Italy to win 19/10 Bet365

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Golf Tips

It's been a big week in golf off the course but The DPWT visits Sweden this week for the Scandinavian Mixed at Ullna Golf & Country Club, Stockholm and the Caddy has his top three picks for the weekend for us.

Racing Tips

Tamarama was an 11/2 advised winner on Wednesday for Rizzel but did go off at 8/1 SP, he has one selection for Thursday's racing coming at Leopardstown in the Listed race.

As always, let us know your best betting tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

25 Comments
  1. Alves 12 months ago

    2 corners short at Recife for treble, free punt for hitting the bar. On this double at 5/1+ wi FB

    Palmeiras to score & take 2+ corners each half
    River Plate v v Fluminese – Red card

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  2. hampy 12 months ago

    Changchun Yatai v Shenzhen
    Changchun Yatai ht/ft at 4/5
    Away side have only scored in 3 out of the last 10 away matches
    In 4 of the last 5 aways they have be losing at ht and have lost 4 out of the last 5 aways

    6
    • Gmc1976 12 months ago

      went for this over + over 2 mgs 6/5

      also

      yatai over 2
      roncheng over 2
      hainiu under 4

      b365 2£ £8.55 back

    • hampy 12 months ago

      Good luck bud. GMC1976. Not alot else liking look of today.

    • hampy 12 months ago

      Odds are dropping fast I this so being well backed. Now at 4/6 at bet365

    • hampy 12 months ago

      Winner

      6
  3. aceofspades 12 months ago

    Sparta Rotterdam vs FC Twente

    Over 2.5 MG @ 1.82 (decimal).

    Good luck.

    4
  4. jamesylfc 12 months ago

    🇳🇱 Sparta Rotterdam v FC Twente 🇳🇱
    🇮🇸 Fjolnir v Grotta 🇮🇸

    ▪️A Goal in Both Halves Double (1.41/1, ladbrokes)
    ▪️Over 2.5 Match Goals Double (1.59/1, bet365)

    2
  5. hampy 12 months ago

    Inplay
    PDRM v Sabah FA
    Currently 1-0 but sabah giving it all they’ve got to get back in the match.
    Sabah to score evens at bet365. 20mins left to play

    • hampy 12 months ago

      Lost

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  6. anasewhiz 12 months ago

    While away gang..

    Treble for the day.. starts in 15mins

    Austria – Listeria v Wein / ov1.5 mgs
    Finland – SJK V Vaasa / SJK win
    Tunisia – Sfaxein v US Ben / in3.5 mgs

    Total odds @2.4

    Good luck with your bets 👍

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  7. HullShaker 12 months ago

    Afternoon gents,

    A few games of interest in the Icelandic lower leagues and have rolled the following games up for goals including 2 from the women’s 1 Deild:

    FJOLNIR
    NJARDVIK

    OVER 2.5 GOALS DOUBLE
    (1/1, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    FJOLNIR
    NJARDVIK
    HAMAR
    VAENGIR

    OVER 2.5 GOALS 4-FOLD
    (2/1, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️

    FJOLNIR
    NJARDVIK
    HAMAR
    VAENGIR
    KFK
    HK (W)
    VIKINGUR (W)

    OVER 2.5 GOALS 7-FOLD
    (6/1, bet365) NAP ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets!

    6
    • Gmc1976 12 months ago

      Off to a good start. 👍

    • Gmc1976 12 months ago

      1 game. 3 goals in 10 minutes. Fingers crossed the man city match is the same. 👍

  8. Deano86 12 months ago

    1 game. 3 goals in 10 minutes. Fingers crossed the man city match is the same. 👍

    • Deano86 12 months ago

      Plop 👎👎

  9. elvis parsley 12 months ago

    Brazilian Serie D 🇧🇷
    Caucaia v Maranhao MA
    8pm

    Both teams to score 17-20 HILLS… NAP…
    Side bet
    BTTS and over 2.5 goals 29-20 HILLS

    Caucaia seen BTTS and over 3.5 goals in 4/5 serie D games this season, the one blank was against runaway leaders ferroviaro who have won all 6 games without conceding.

    Maranhao scored in 4/5 games and won their last 2 by 4-0 and 2-0 at home.

    Bookies price both teams at 6-4 but with caucaia conceding regularly maybe maranhao could edge this 2-1

    3
  10. SmokeyJoe 12 months ago

    Sparta Rotterdam look overpriced against a Twente side who struggled on the road despite finishing 5th. Twentes season was built on the only unbeaten home record in the division,away from home they won 5 of 17 & only beat 1 side that finished in the top half…RKC Waalwijk 9th. Sparta won 10 of 17 at home and only 5 sides left with maximum 3pts…The top 4 Feyenoord,PSV,Ajax,AZ & 7th place Utrecht who won the game in the final 15mins after Sparta were reduced too 10 men at 0-0. HAving the draw onside at Evens in the DC looks appealiong..

    Sparta Rotterdam DC Evens
    Longshot Sparta win & BTTS 7/1

    Tobias Lauritsen 1st goal 7/1
    Vito van Crooij(penalty taker) anytime scorer 17/5

    4
  11. anasewhiz 12 months ago

    While away gang..

    Treble for the day… *WINNER*

    Austria – Listeria v Wein / ov1.5 mgs ✅
    Finland – SJK V Vaasa / SJK win ✅
    Tunisia – Sfaxein v US Ben / in3.5 mgs ✅

    Total odds @2.4 ✅✅✅

    Austria did the business after 47′ mins 1-1… But the drama came from Finland, SJK with 92’minute winner 2-1.. Tunisia was never in doubt by halftime 1-0.. 👌

    Good luck with your bets 👍

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    • HullShaker 12 months ago

      Well done Anase 👍

      1
    • anasewhiz 12 months ago

      Thank you @hullshaker

  12. jamesylfc 12 months ago

    Game in Rotterdam a letdown 👎
    Well done all with a winner tonight.

    1
  13. elvis parsley 12 months ago

    Finished 0-0 in Brazil.
    Pile of 💩💩.

    Well done winners today…….

  14. Alves 12 months ago

    Flamengo v Racing Club at 01.30 KO

    Last 3 games have finished 1-1 and had at least 1 red card. Corners finished 8, 15 & 6, only game at Flamengo finished 15-0.

    Over 1.5 gls & 8.5 corners plus 30+ BP’s 11/10 PP

    • Alves 12 months ago

      That’s wi Skybet not PP

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