Croatia U21 vs England U21 Match Info
Date: June 24th 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle, Serravalle
Croatia U21 vs England U21 Stats
- Croatia Under 21s have lost their opening two games at this tournament
- England have dropped all six points too, losing to France and Romania
- It’s been five years since these nations met in an under-21 international
Croatia U21 vs England U21 Predictions
Croatia supporters will have been hoping to see some progress from their young charges at this summer’s European Championships after the first team enjoyed the success of reaching the final of the World Cup in Russia last summer. Whilst there are some talented players in this side they haven’t however been able to produce their best performances in this tournament and are already exiting the competition before the group stages are complete.
Despite being pre-match favourites in their tournament opener against Romania, Mladi Vatreni were hammered by an embarrassing 4-1 scoreline and their exit from the competition was then confirmed in the second fixture as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to France having been unable to overturn an early strike from Moussa Dembele. They’re left playing for pride in this final fixture – can the restore some with a win at 7/2 with Unibet.
England’s youth sides have received plenty of plaudits in recent years having won tournaments like the U20 and U17 World Cups and having seen the progression of young stars becoming starting players in the first team that continues to progress under Gareth Southgate. This summer in Italy though has not been a positive one for the Young Lions as they too have lost their opening two games of the tournament.
Having led for so long against France despite going down to ten men after Hamza Choudhury’s red card, Aidy Boothroyd’s men conceded twice in the last few minutes of the game to fall to a 2-1 defeat and in a crazy final ten minutes against Romania, the Young Lions transpired to lose 4-2 to confirm their own exit from the competition. Can they at least end on a high with three points here at 3/4 with Coral?
We’re backing some goals in this game. With nothing to play for, both of these sides may well decide to adopt a caution to the wind approach. England have shipped six goals already in this tournament and Croatia five and despite this, Vatreni did manage to get on the scoresheet against Romania and the Young Lions have managed three goals of their own. That’s why we’re backing over 2.5 goals at 4/7 with William Hill.
It’s clear on paper that England are the stronger side here. Both squads have looked low on confidence in the opening games of this tournament but with little to play for now, we expect the likes of Phil Foden and Tammy Abraham to play with more freedom and fire the Young Lions to a win – although given how shaky they’ve been at the back, a clean sheet is unlikely. England to win and both teams to score is priced at 21/10 with Bet365.
Croatia U21 vs England U21 Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 4/7 with William Hill
England to win & BTTS @ 21/10 with Bet365
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