When Israel and England play on Wednesday, a spot in the 2023 U21 EURO final will be on the line. In order to advance, the Young Lions defeated Portugal 1-0, and Israel defeated Georgia 4-3 on penalties in their respective quarterfinal match.
Israel U21 vs England U21
Israel has only ever qualified for the U21 European Championship three times. The Sky Blue and Whites were eliminated in the group stage on the previous two occasions, but this year they have excelled. For the first time in their existence, Guy Luzon’s team required some good fortune against Georgia last weekend to advance to the semifinals of this competition, but they don’t care.
With two titles, England is the fourth-most successful country in the competition’s history, three less than the top-ranked Spain, which has five. Surprisingly, the Young Lions won their final championship in this competition in 1984 after defeating Spain 3-0 at home. Although they lost the finals to Germany 4-0 in 2009, the nation came close to winning again. Lee Carsley’s team doesn’t appear to be a group that will let another chance pass them by if they reach the championship game.
Although the Skyblue and Whites have yet to claim the UEFA Under-21 Euro, their relentless growth so far this season has inspired unbridled hope. Their previous best performance was a group stage finish, and they are now making it to the semifinals for the first time. However, it might be difficult to defeat two-time champions England.
England is trying to snap a streak of nearly 40 years without a victory at this level, but they are a country that has triumphed in the same two competitions where Israel has enjoyed such success. This England Under 21 side appears to be the strongest in recent memory, and they have been playing with a clear understanding of what is required of them by coach Lee Carsley.
The only country still holding a perfect record in the 2023 U21 EURO is England. The Young Lions have not only prevailed in all four of their games thus far, but they have also maintained a perfect record. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in any of these four games.
Israel doesn’t have a long history in this sport, but they have shown they can defeat anyone when they are at their best. In this campaign, the Skyblue and Whites have only allowed three goals. Three of their four games have finished with at least one team failing to score.
The Young Lions will enter the match with confidence after their last performance against Israel. Both teams were placed in Group C, where England defeated the other team by a score of 2-0 on matchday two. If at all possible, Israel will try to exact retribution and advance to the final.
Tip: England to win / BTTS(NO) and Under 2.5 Goals
England to win – ✅
BTTS to score (NO) – ✅
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