Italy and Ecuador throw down in the 2019 FIFA U-20 Third Place Match on Friday, June 14. Italy is the slight favorite. By slight, we mean really slight. The match should be an excellent battle. Check out FIFA U-20 odds, analysis, and a free pick for Italy-Ecuador!
Ecuador vs Italy 2019 FIFA U-20 Third Place Odds, Prediction & Pick
- When: Friday, June 14 at 2:30pm ET
- Where: Poland
- TV: FS1
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
- Moneyline Odds: Ecuador +163, Italy +156, Draw +223
- Over/Under Total Odds: Over 2 ½ -108, Under 2 ½ -121
Why Ecuador is a good bet +163?
Ecuador played great throughout the Under-20 FIFA World Cup. They lost to Italy 0-1 on May 26. After the loss, they ran off 3 straight victories: 1-0 versus Mexico, 3-1 against Uruguay, and 2-1 against the United States.
If not for the 0-1 loss to South Korea, Ecuador might be playing on Saturday in the championship game. This is a solid soccer team. The Ecuadorians have a big shot of beating the Italians on Friday.
Form Last 5
- L – 0-1 vs South Korea
- W – 2-1 vs United States
- W – 3-1 vs Uruguay
- W – 1-0 vs Mexico
- L – 0-1 vs Italy
Why Italy is a good bet +156?
Just like Ecuador, the Italians are in excellent form. After beating the Ecuadorians on May 26, they drew with Japan 0-0. Then came a couple of great wins: 1-0 versus Poland and 4-2 against Mali.
The 1-0 loss versus the Ukrainians can be forgiven because Ukraine has been the top team at the U-20 World Cup. Italy will fight the Ecuadorians hard. The Italians should produce the same type of match we saw on May 26, which means they can win the third place trophy.
Form Last 5
- L – 0-1 vs Ukraine
- W – 4-2 vs Mali
- W – 1-0 vs Poland
- D – 0-0 vs Japan
- W – 1-0 vs Italy
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Third Place Game Betting Trends
- Ecuador is 3-2 SU in their last 5 games
- Ecuador has outscored their last 5 opponents 6-4
- Ecuador has outscored their last 3 opponents 5-3
- Italy is 3-1-1 SU in their last 5 games
- Italy has outscored their last 5 opponents 6-3
- Italy has outscored their last 3 opponents 5-3
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Third Place Final Betting Analysis
In that match on May 26, Ecuador more than held their own. Although they lost 0-1, they controlled the pace of the game. The Ecuadorians held possession of the ball 65% of the time. They also outshot Italy 15 to 7 with 4 of those shots being on goal. The Italians only had one shot on goal.
Ecuador played the same sort of match against the Republic of Korea. They outshot the South Koreans 14-10 with 6 of their shots on goal compared to South Korea’s 2 shots on goal. Ecuador is playing well. They just haven’t had luck. On Friday, they might get some luck. They’re the pick to beat Italy and grab third place at the U-20 World Cup.
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Third Place Pick: Ecuador +163