England U21 vs Portugal U21 Euro 2016 Qualifying Game Betting Preview

England U21 vs Portugal U21 Euro 2016 Qualifying Game Betting Preview

Today England U21s face Portugal U21s in the opening match of the European Under-21 Championship – Group B qualifying game. England go into this match as second favourites to win the tournament outright behind Germany.

This will undoubtedly be the tie of the opening round, with England and Portugal both tipped to be the strongest challengers to U21 Euro 2016 tournament favourites Germany.

It will be a difficult game for the young Lions because Portugal are flying at the moment, so this could be a tricky opener for Gareth Southgate’s men.

Football Betting OfferEngland U21s are 8/5 for the win, with Portugal U21s at 7/4 and the Draw at 11/5

Team News

England – Everton’s John Stones suffered concussion in training and will probably miss the opening game against Portugal. England’s U21 Manager Gareth Southgate has a decision to make with – Harry Kane, Saido Berahino and Danny Ings are all in contention to play up front.

Portugal
– Midfielder Andre Gomes is out through injury and will be a blow to Portugal but they do have Porto striker Goncalo Pacienca back from injury.

England are in a very strong group for the U21 Euro 2016 qualifiers, they have been drawn with Sweden U21, Portugal U21 and Italy U21 for the group stages. Portugal will be a really tough test but it’s important for England to get off to a good start in such a strong group, so avoiding defeat will probably be England’s top priority.

Top 3 Bets

Under 2.5 Goals – @7/10

Draw – @11/5

Correct Score 1-1 – @5/1

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