USA U20 vs Nicaragua U20 Prediction and Betting Tips

USA U20 and Nicaragua U20 face off at the Estadio Nacional in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Saturday.

The Stars and Stripes won Group E after picking up seven points from three games, including a win over Cuba in their final group match.

The island nation trailed the two-time defending champions by one point and needed just a draw to win the group, but instead collapsed to a 3-0 defeat, courtesy of a hat-trick from Quinn Sullivan .

FT: USA 3-0 Cuba in the last match of the @concacaf U20 Championship group stage. Dominant performance from the United States once again. Finished the group with 7 points. In the next round against Nicaragua (6/25) 2: Sullivan (Clark) 8: Sullivan (Alvarado) 43: Sullivan (Aaronson)

Nicaragua reached their first CONCACAF championship in nine years after winning Group D of the qualifying stage with a perfect record of three out of three wins.

Pines beat the US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Guyana along the way, scoring 14 goals and conceding only once.

It is only the second time in Nicaragua U20 history that they have reached the second round, last achieving the feat in the 1976 edition of the tournament.

USA U20 vs Nicaragua U20 head-to-head & key numbers

  • USA have scored 15 goals in the group stage – more than any team in the competition
  • This will be the first meeting between the teams in the competition.
  • Four USA players scored two or more goals.
  • The Americans reached the round of 16 of the competition for the seventh consecutive edition.
  • Nicaragua U20 reached the round of 16 for the first time since the competition was reformatted.
  • The United States have conceded just two goals in three group matches, the lowest after Mexico and Honduras, who have conceded none.

USA U20 vs Nicaragua U20 Prediction

The United States is a powerful attack unit. While their defensive abilities were put under the microscope by Canada in a 2-2 draw, the Americans managed to silence Cuba, who scored for free in their last game, putting on a better performance.

A similar defensive display by the United States on Saturday would see Nicaragua cleared. Pines don’t have much playing time under their belt, having last played the competition’s qualifying games in November 2021.

The two-time defending champions are the favorites and we expect them to come away with an easy victory to reach the quarter-finals.

Prediction: USA U20 2-0 Nicaragua U20

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USA U20 vs Nicaragua U20 Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Result: USA U20

Tip 2 – Goals above/below 2.5: Below 2.5

Tip 3 – Both teams to score: No

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