This week is another very interesting competition, which is the European Championship for players up to 21 years playing in Poland. Otherwise, in this final tournament, for the first time, 12 teams will participate, so in Group A, in addition to the host of Poland, will make more selections of Slovakia, England and the current Swedish champion, with the latter two having their mutual sympathy and opening only a competition. Let's say in the introduction that Sweden and England qualify for the EP without a defeat, and they were in the end well deserved to finish in the first place in their groups.
When it comes to young team of Sweden, it should be emphasized that they are coming to this competition with big burden of European champions, and this is a totally different team than the one that played two years ago on the European Championship of players up to age of 21 and won the title in the Czech Republic. However, the experienced home-made expert Hakan Ericson is still on the bench, while only midfielder Tibbling has remained in the national team, and he currently plays for the Dutch Groningen.
He is also the most valuable player of this team, in the absence of 17-year-old striker Isaka from Borussia Dortmund, who was spared to perform at this competition, just like defenders Konata and Rakip and Karlsson. However, the Swedes still have a fairly balanced and compact team, which certainly deserves great respect for everything they did in qualifiers, when they made seven wins and three draws in 10 games and, in the end, deservedly taken the first place in their group.
As for the team of England, they are definitely the first favourite in this group, given that they are coming to Poland with a very respectable team led by a 46-year-old coach Boothroyd. However, he only took over this team three months ago, from the much more known Gareth Southgate, who in the meantime took over the senior team of England, after passing through these Europan Championship qualifiers with these players up to 21 years of age.
In fact, the English made six wins and two draws in eight games, with a fantastic goal difference of 20 goals and they only three received goals, and then, in four very strong friendly games, they had a half effect of wins and two draws. However, in these matches Boothroyd has experimented with the composition, while the players who had the highest burden in qualifiers in Poland will now probably get the chance again. However, there were some unexpected absences due to injuries, such as Gomez and Loftus-Cheek, while United’s Rashford was also reassigned to A selection in the meantime.
Although the young Swedes have also finished the European qualifiers without defeat, we still feel that they now have very small chances to avoid defeat from such a strong team of England, which is also valid for one of the main favourites for the title in this competition.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Selection: England U21
Best Odds: 1.85 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 16-Jun-2017 18:00 CET
Event Result: 0:0(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units