England U21 v France U21 Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th June 201916th June 2019 / lee
England U21 v France U21 UEFA U21 Championships Preview, 18th June 8.00pm
This is a huge showdown right at the start of the tournament. The winner of this one will likely go on to claim top spot in the group. Only the group winners plus one best runner up make it to the knockout stages. So the pressure is on. Can England’s youngsters come firing out of the blocks and get the win? Read our England U21 v France U21 betting tips for more.
England U21 v France U21 Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 at 7:51 p.m.)
England U21 News and Form
England were knocked out at the quarter-final stage two years ago on a penalty shoot-out against Germany. This will be their seventh meeting with France in competitive action at this level. The record from those is even at W2 D2 L2. However, from the four meetings that have come at the U21 Championships England are ahead with a W2 D1 L1 record. This is the seventh successive U21 Finals tournament that England have qualified for. They have been past the group stage in half of those appearances.
England though have won just three of their last 13 group stage fixtures at the U21 Championships (D4 L6). Through their qualification campaign, England went unbeaten, winning eight of their games. The only dropped points came in draws with the Netherlands. England did only conceded four goals in their qualification campaign, the joint-best defensive record of the qualifiers. Their top goal scorers in qualification were Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dominic Solanke with four each.
England U21 v France U21 Head to Head
England are W2 D1 L1 in four U21 Championships against France
The English have scored 13 goals to 10 by France in the six previous meetings
This is the first competitive meeting since 2005
France U21 News and Form
France are in the Finals for the first time since 2006. On that last appearance in the U21 Finals, France lost to the Netherlands in the semi-finals. This is just their third appearance in the finals (in either an 8 or 12 team format), their other appearance seeing them finish as runners up in 2002. France came racing out of the blocks in their qualification campaign, winning their first nine games. They didn’t make it ten from ten as they were held to a 1-1 home draw against Slovenia in their final match.
No team qualified with more points than the 28 which France collected. That draw against Slovenia actually snapped an 11 match winning streak that the French were on in competitive U21 games. If you count up the qualification matches France are undefeated in their last 19 U21 competitive matches, winning fifteen of those. From their two appearances in 2002 and 2006, France have won all six group stage games at the Finals.
England U21 v France U21 Tips & Odds
Who will win – England U21 v France U21 Predictions
Neither are going to want to lose this game, but there is enough about each to at least get on the scoreboard. It should be competitive, but with plenty of U21 experience behind them, it is England who look the slightly stronger option to get the win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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