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FIFA U20 odds: Italy looks to lock up Group B Wednesday against Japan

Italy vs. Japan May 29 Highlights

  • FIFA U20 World Cup Group B, 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 29, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
  • Italy (+160) vs. Japan (+210), draw (+155), odds provided by Points Bet.
  • Where to watch: FOX Soccer Plus and

Italy vs. Japan May 29 Prediction and Game Preview

After two wins from two to start group B play, Italy has already advanced to the knockout stages in good shape. A win or a draw Wednesday, though, would give the Italians the top spot in the group and a match in the round of 16 Sunday against a third place finisher in one of the groups.

But Japan can win the group with a win, and come in off an impressive 3-0 win over a very disappointing Mexican team.

The odds show just how closely the books think this match could be. Italy is +160 on the money line, with Japan +210. But the lowest odds on the 1×2 betting are for the draw at +155.

When the first half odds are shown, they show that most think this will be a cagey affair: Italy is +230 to be leading at the half, Japan +275, with the draw -112.

There is some value to be had if you think one team or the other can pull out a victory.

Italy and Senegal were the first two teams to qualify for the knockout stages after Sunday.