Betting tip EURO U21: England U19 - Italy U19
Thursday, 21.07.2016 at 12:00 o’clock (CET)
Perfect England starts to attack again
The English U 19 team is compensating the English fans for the dropping out of the EURO of the A national team in France against Iceland. At the semi-final it comes to an encounter between England and Italy who have Portugal go ahead at the group winning of the group A due to the goal difference. Kick-off on the 21st of July is at 12 p.m..
Current performance of England
The word “performance” is an understatement for the English U 19 team currently. The team of Aidy Boothroyd is the only team in this tournament that has gotten the maximum points in this tournament. That’s due to three victories at the group stage. One curious fact beside: The young “Three Lions” have won each match with the same result. Against France, as well as against the Netherlands and Croatia they have won with a score of 2:1. The victories against France and the Netherlands have been because of a little bit luck. At the match against France they haven’t been the better team but they have played effective. Against the Netherlands they have won because of a last minute goal. Similar balanced as Portugal is also the defence and the offensive play of England. The substitute players that have also played at the qualifying matches seemed to fit in perfectly. One thing that comes to mind is also that there are more players who are dangerous for scoring goals because the six goals that have been scored have been scored by five different players. Only Dominic Solanke was able to hit the goal twice. We will see if he will also be able to score against Italy.
Current performance of Italy
They only have missed the victory closely at the qualifying group A. At the first match they have been able to celebrate a victory against the host Germany but against Austria and Portugal they only have reached a drawn. The advantage of Italy is the defence. Only two goals from the other side in all three matches speak for itself. In comparison: Portugal who is also qualified for the semi-final has got three times more goals than Italy. When it comes to tactics the team of Paolo Vanoli has a little bit more advantage against England. While England has a good scorer with Solanke, such a player is missing at the Italian team. However with Federico Dimarco a wingback is the best scorer of the south Europeans. The left side Empoli player was able to celebrate twice at this EURO. One goal was due to a penalty kick. Against England Italy needs to focus on the offensive play.
Betting tip for this match
It’s going to be a match where two stable defences meet each other. Italy had a little bit more time to recover but England is full of self-esteem after three matches and three victories. We think that the team of Boothroyd will make it to the final due to their quality play. That’s why our tip is: tip 1.
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