France will lock horns against South Africa in the Group A match of the Tokyo Olympics on 25th July at the Saitama Stadium.
France is coming off a 4-1 loss to Mexico in their previous match. Mexico U23 won thanks to strikes from Guadalajara attacker Alexis Vega, America midfielder Sebastian Cordova, Guadalajara winger Uriel Antuna, and Santos Laguna striker Eduardo Aguirre.
Andre-Pierre Gignac scored the only goal for France. They’d want to forget about the horrors of the last game and come out on top this time.
South Africa’s previous game ended in a 1-0 defeat to Japan. Takefusa Kubo’s second-half goal gave Japan the victory.
After seeing France concede four goals in their last match and knowing how crucial three points are, South Africa are anticipated to adopt a more offensive style of play in order to generate more chances in front of goal after only having four shots against Japan.
France U-23 and South Africa U-23 will face each other for the first time.
South Africa: LL
Match Name: France U-23 vs South Africa U-23
Date: 25th July
Timings: 1:30 pm IST
Venue: Saitama Stadium
Squads to choose from
G. Larssonneur, P. Bernardoni, B. Badiashile, A. Caci, P. Kalulu, C. Michelin, W. Saliba, M. Sarr, E. Camavinga, M. Caqueret, J. Ikone, T. Savanier, F. Thauvin, L. Tousart, Andre-Pierre Gignac, A. Gouiri, R. Kolo Muani, A. Nordin.
Ronwen Williams, Mondli Moto, Sifiso Mlungwana, James Monyane, Katlego Mohamme, Luke Fleurs, Thendo Mukumela, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Tercious Malepe, Teboho Mokoena, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Thabo Cele, Fagrie Lakay, Sipho Mbule, Goodman Mosele, Evidence Makgopa, Luther Singh, Lyle Foster, Kobamelo Kodisang
Probable Playing XI
Paul Bernardoni, Clement Michelin, Pierre Kalulu, Modibo Sagnan, Melvin Bard, Teji Savanier, Lucas Tousart, Florian Thauvin, Alexis Beka Beka, Randal Kolo Muani, Andre-Pierre Gignac
Ronwen Williams, Thendo Mukumela, Luke Fleurs, Tercious Malepe, Reeve Frosler, Goodman Mosele, Teboho Mokoena, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Thabo Cele, Luther Singh, Evidence Makgopa
France: Thauvin, Tousart, Kalulu
South Africa: Makgopa, Cele, Malepe
Williams, Michelin, Kalulu, Fleurs, Thauvin (VC), Tousart, Mokoena, Cele, Malepe, Gignac, Makgopa (C)
South Africa are expected to win this match owing to the quality of their team. They have a capable and tenacious team that will see them through this encounter against France.
The aforementioned FR-U23 vs SA-U23 Dream 11 Prediction, FR-U23 vs SA-U23 Final Prediction, FR-U23 vs SA-U23 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.