Croatia Under 21 vs England Under 21 predictions and betting tips for tonight’s dead rubber European Championship fixture. Both these sides have already been eliminated but will want to restore some pride in tonight’s game.
Date: Monday 24th June 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle, Serravalle
It has been a tournament to forget for both of these sides, but especially England. Manager Aidy Boothroyd has taken the majority of the flack after the teams embarrassing defeat to Romania last time out and it is understandable to see why. He rested Phil Foden which was a bizarre decision after his display and goal against France in the previous campaign. However, England should have still had enough quality to beat Romania and give themselves hope of progression, but that has gone now so they have to play this dead rubber against Croatia.
The likes of Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford could have been in this U21 squad but they were selected for the senior team to greatly reduce the chances England have at this level and that is something that should be looked at in future, but for now they have to concentrate of stopping the rot of three straight defeats.
We’re expecting both teams to score in this match but the bookmakers agree with that prediction, offering odds of just 1/2 for it to happen.
Croatia have already lost 4-1 against Romania and 1-0 against France and England have conceded eight goals in their last three matches now, with both teams scoring in their last six matches.
It is hard to fathom that England’s youth players can win the U20 and U17 World Cups, but then flop so badly at Under 21 level in a major tournament, but that is exactly what has happened this summer. Hamza Choudhury’s red card against France was a bit turning point so early in the European Championships, England were 1-0 up and eventually lost 2-1 thanks to two late goals and a horrific own goal from Manchester United target Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The 4-2 loss against Romania in the next match was nothing short of embarrassing and now England’s youngsters have to restore some pride with a win tonight, we think they will do just that at odds of 13/20 with Bet Victor, however, our second betting tip for the match will be England to win and BTTS at odds of 19/10.
Croatia U21 to win – 13/2
Draw – 4/1
England U21 to win – 13/20
England to win 2-1 – 7/1 with Bet Victor.
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