At Cluj Arena, Day Two of the UEFA U21 Championship comes to a close with a matchup of two European powerhouses, France U21, and Italy U21. Both teams are in Group D with Switzerland and Norway and are the overwhelming favorites to advance to the next round of the competition. The outcome of this matchup will likely determine which team finishes first in the group.
France U21 vs Italy U21
The French are the third favorites according to pre-tournament odds, while the Italians are ranked fifth at 8.0. Both of these titans will be motivated to start the competition off strong in this match. This is their first-ever meeting.
An entertaining spectacle looks inevitable in a fascinating clash between two of the historically strongest nations on the continent, with both countries proving difficult to defeat at this level.
The French finished fourth at the recent Tournoi Maurice Revello with four of their five games there ending in BTTS, losing just two of their last 20 international games (in 90 minutes). With Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Mexico as opponents in five games that lasted 90 minutes each, Bernard Diomède’s team will need to step up their game if they want to win the championship in July.
Italy has recently displayed impressive performance at this level as it enters this opening match. The Italians won back-to-back matches, losing just two of their previous 16 international games.
Italy has recently displayed impressive performance at this level as it enters this opening match. The Italians, who have lost just two of their last 16 international matches, defeated Serbia and Ukraine back-to-back in their warm-up matches for this contest.
However, only one clean sheet has been recorded in the team of Paolo Nicolato’s last seven games. As a result, BTTS occurred in five of six games, and we think the result in Cluj will replicate that trend.
Opening games like this are frequently difficult to predict, but both teams have strong offensive capabilities, and considering their recent defensive struggles, it’s difficult to envision either one maintaining a perfect record.
Given that there isn’t much to choose between these countries, we’re placing a tiny wager on both teams’ scoring, and a score tie can end up being the best wager for this Euro U21 match.
Tip: BTTS (YES) / Over 2.5 Goals
BTTS – ✅
Over 2.5 Goals – ✅
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