Sweden U21 vs England U21 betting tips and predictions ahead of this U21 European Championship clash, kicking off at 5pm on Friday, 16th June 2017. Read on for our tipsters’ best bets on this game.
Can England’s youth continue their brilliant summer with a strong start to the Under 21 Euros in Poland? With the Under 20s being crowned world champions and the Under 18s winning the Toulon Tournament for the second year running, there’s plenty of expectation on the Young Lions here.
England’s Under 21s open up the tournament against reigning champions Sweden, so this will be a big test for Aidy Boothroyd’s team. With plenty of recent successes to inspire them, the players who are next in line for the senior side should be up for a successful tournament in Poland.
However, this game will be far from easy for England. While they boast a few impressive names from the Premier League, the quality at this tournament is only growing. Sweden maintained their tournament winning form in qualifying, scoring in every game and beating Spain to top spot. Given that England have a number of attacking options to choose from here, we see goals here. We’re backing both teams to score in our first Sweden U21 vs England U21 betting tip, which is priced at 4/5 with Bet365.
One stand out man for England’s Under 21s this summer is Southampton forward Nathan Redmond. While he didn’t quite live up to comparisons with Thierry Henry this season, only three players have more internationals goals at this level for England. He’s one of the few players in this squad who are established in a top half Premier League side, and we think he has the quality to cause problems. We’re backing Redmond to score any time at 23/10 with Ladbrokes for our final Sweden U21 vs England U21 prediction.
The England side should feature plenty of familiar faces to Premier League fans, although eligible players like Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli have been left out.
England beat Sweden 1-0 at this competition in 2015, while they won on penalties after a 3-3 draw at the 2009 championships.
The young England side come in to this game priced at 5/6 with BetFred to win, but they seem a little short. While things change quickly in Under 21 football, this is the holders they’re up against. There should be enough experience and ability in the Sweden set-up to avoid defeat, so our final Sweden U21 vs England U21 betting tip is a 1-1 draw at 13/2 with William Hill.
Both teams to score – 4/5 with Bet365
Nathan Redmond to score any time – 23/10 with Ladbrokes
1-1 Draw – 13/2 with William Hill
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