Tokyo Olympics 2021: France U23 vs South Africa U23 | Match Preview and Prediction

France and South Africa will face each other in their second game of the men’s U23 football event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, 25th July. 

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Match Details

Event: Men's U23 Football
Group C: France vs South Africa
Date: 25 July 2021
Location: Saitama Stadium
Kick-off time: 5 P.M (Japan Standard Time); 10 A.M (Central Africa Time); 10 A.M (Central Europe Time) 

The France U23 and South Africa U23 football teams started their Tokyo Olympics campaign with disappointing losses. France U23 endured an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at the hands Mexico U23 yesterday, while South Africa lost 1-0 to Japan U23 yesterday.

This will be an important fixture for both nations. A win will keep their hopes alive to secure a spot in the quarter-finals. Pressure will be sky high on both the teams, as this will be a do-or-die game for France U23 and South Africa U23

France U23 vs South Africa U23: Predicted Lineup

France U23 Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): 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

South Africa U23 Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Ronwen Williams, Thendo Mukumela, Luke Fleurs, Tercious Malepe, Reeve Frosler, Goodman Mosele, Teboho Mokoena, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Thabo Cele, Luther Singh, Evidence Makgopa

Tokyo Olympics: France vs South Africa Football Prediction

France U23 can put up a good performance, as they have a better squad. The likes of Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin will need to bring their A-game against South Africa. 

Their opening game loss to Mexico U23 should be a concern as they have to win their next two games at all costs if they want to seal a spot in the quarter-finals.

South Africa exhibited a below-par performance against the host nation Japan U23, as half of the players were ravaged by coronavirus infection. South Africa should deliver something exceptional if they want to be in the race for the quarter-finals.

Sportco's Prediction is a France win over South Africa.

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