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Football Betting Tips: Tuesday 27th June (U21 Semi-Finals)
by the Cheeky Punter
On Friday both my tips came in to land me a fantastic double and then on Saturday I didn’t land either tip.
I’m still massively in profit for the tournament and out of the 18 matches in the group stage, I reckon I’ve got the right result on at least 14 occasions. That’s an acceptable success rate for anybody tipping any event.
So now we move onto the semi-finals after a dramatic last few games. In the first England U21’s will face their nemesis in Germany U21, while in the second Spain’s u21 take on Italy u21 who by virtue of their win over Germany finished top of Group C.
Here’s my tips for both the games, which are both scheduled to kick off on Tuesday evening.
Euro U21 Semi Final Tips: Tuesday 27th June
June 27, 2017
Miejski Stadium, Tychy
June 27, 2017
Miejski Stadium, Tychy
England will give Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah every opportunity to recover from injuries sustained in their 3-0 win over Poland.
The teams have met 10 times in the Euro U21 Championship, England have won four, Germany two and there have been four draws.
Germany have no injury concerns ahead of the game, and neither team has any players suspended for the final.
Both teams are fielding under-strength sides in the tournament. Some of Germany’s top U21’s are playing in the Confederations Cup. Alli, Rashford and Loftus-Cheek are missing for England.
England take on Germany in the first semi-final of the Euro U21 Championships, with the Three Lions hoping to gain a degree of revenge over the team that defeated them in the 2009 European Championship final by a 4-0 scoreline.
Both teams have changed hugely since then and of the two, it is England who have the best record in the tournament so far, collecting seven points on their way to top place in Group A, while Germany suffered defeat to Italy in their final game to finish second in Group C on six points. They earned that semi-final spot by having a one better goal difference than the unlucky Slovakia.
Both teams actually have under-strength teams in this event. Germany have some of their top U21 stars playing in the Confederations Cup, while England have elected to leave Dele Alli, Marcus Rashford at home, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed out through fitness concerns.
This should be one of the best games of the tournament but injuries to Chalobar and Redmond really would hit England hard if one or both of them are not able to play. With that in mind, I think the prudent bet here is to back Germany to claim that final spot.
Both sides have no suspensions ahead, neither team has any injury concerns and should be able to pick from a full strength squad.
The teams have faced each other 8 times in the European U21 Championship both winning 3 each and the rest ending in draws.
Spain have the joint-highest goalscorer in the tournament in Marco Asensio, who netted his three goals in Spain’s opening match win over Macedonia.
Italy clinched top spot in Group C over Germany thanks to a 1-0 win in their final group game. A result which sent both teams into the semi-finals.
Arguably the four strongest teams have made the semi-finals and Tuesday’s second semi pits Italy against Spain in what is a re-run of the 2013 European U21 Championship final which was won 4-2 by the Spaniards.
Over time though, the record between the teams is very close indeed and they have identical records in the U21 Championship, same number of wins, same number of draws and even the same number of goals scored.
Spain have undoubtedly been the most impressive side in qualifying, the only team to win all three of their group games, but Italy produced a superb display to beat Germany 1-0 to top Group C and it is at this stage of the tournament that Italian teams tend to find their best form.
That said, I think this is going to be an extraordinarily close game and I think it will take extra time and maybe even penalties to decide the winner.
The Cheeky Punter is an professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a number of top bookmakers including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. He's also written for a number of leading news outlets including the Guardian, i (newspaper) and Soccer Lens. More about him here.