France U21 vs Croatia U21 Match Info
Date: June 21st 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm
Venue:Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle, Serravalle
France U21 vs Croatia U21 Stats
- France started the competition with a dramatic 2-1 win over England
- Croatia meanwhile were thumped 4-1 by Romania in Serravalle
- Mladi Vatreni are yet to manage a victory in this competition in six games
France U21 vs Croatia U21 Predictions
France Under 21s could be one of the favourites to lift the UEFA Under 21 Championship this summer. Just one year after their first team managed to lift the World Cup trophy in Russia, les Bleuets have a squad that’s packed with quality and includes several players that will be looking to break into that successful first-team squad including Moussa Dembele of Lyon and Dayot Upemecano of RB Leipzig.
Sylvain Ripoll’s side played out a highly dramatic opening encounter with England on Tuesday night in which they missed two penalties and trailed to the ten-men Young Lions outfit until the final few minutes of the game when they managed to rescue two goals to secure the points. After the morale-boosting nature of that victory they should be in a strong position to pick up another three points here at 4/9 with Unibet.
Croatia have been one of the better teams in European football over the last few years and that culminated in their best ever performance at the World Cup last summer as they reached the final before losing to France of all teams. Historically though, their youth side have not really made much of an impact and this is only the third time that Mladi Vatreni have played in the UEFA Under 21 Championships – and the first time in eight attempts.
After a long wait for an U21s outfit to return to the European Championships, fans of Croatia’s youth teams will have been disappointed with the performance in their opening game. Nenad Gracan were dreadful in Serravalle, going two goals down in the opening 15 minutes and eventually losing 4-1 to Romania. Can they bounce back and remain in the tournament with a shock win here at 6/1 with William Hill
We’re backing les Bleuets to pick up a comfortable victory here. They may not have looked at their best against England but they still managed to pick up a big victory in this game. The Croatia defence looked at odds with itself during that defeat to Romania and we expect that the French attack will have too much quality for them here so we’re backing them on the one goal handicap at odds of 6/5 with Unibet.
Moussa Dembele was one of the two players to miss penalties for France during that win over England and he’ll be keen to return to goalscoring form in this game. The Lyon striker has racked up 11 goals for the Under 21s so far, can he add a 12th by getting on the scoresheet in this fixture at odds of 10/11 with Bet365?
France U21 vs Croatia U21 Betting Tips
France U21 -1 @ 6/5 with Unibet
Moussa Dembele to score at any time @ 10/11 with Bet365
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