Betting tip EURO U21: Portugal U19 - France U19
Thursday, 21.07.2016 at 17:00
Will the U19 team take revenge for the A-team?
The first semi-final of the U19 EURO entails a lot of explosive nature. It’s not only the match for reaching the final match it’s also a replay of the final match of the EURO 2016 in France. Also like at the tournament a few weeks ago France is the favourite in this match. Kick-off on the 21st of July is at 5 p.m..
Current performance of Portugal
This U19 EURO is exactly like Portugal has wished it. With five points out of the three matches at the group stage they even have won the group A and have been unbeaten. While the first match ended in a drawn with a score of 1:1 against Austria, they still can be satisfied with this point because they haven’t been the better team. The victory against the host Germany has been spectacular with a score of 4:3. The third match at the group stage has ended with a drawn again, against Italy with a score of 1:1. Portugal sticks out with their balanced defence and offensive play. However both teams are missing consistency in their teams. While the defence has been strong against Austria and Italy, the offensive play against Germany has been great but they have also got three matches from the other side. Against the strong offensive France it’s going to be a balance act between victory and defeat. The longer recovery time of Portugal could speak for them because while France had to play against the Netherlands on Monday, Portugal had their last match on Sunday.
Current performance of France
What an finish of the U19 national team of France. The elven that has a lot of top talent in their team had to hope for the semi-finals until the last match was played. What happened then was just a demonstration of power. At the decisive match against the Netherlands they didn’t gave them any chance. They have beaten the Winter eleven with a score of 5:1. Jean Kévin Augustin scored even three goals in this match and now counts 10 goals out of nine international matches of the U19. The young player who is also active at the Manchester City substitute team also leads the scorer table of this tournament. With Killian Mbappe on the third position another French player is at the upper third of the table. The 17 year old player has been successful twice against the Netherlands. The team of Ludovic Batelli also has a strong defence and after some troubles at the beginning against England (1:2) they have developed to a real favourite in this tournament. Before the tournament even has started a lot of experts have seen France already at the final. Especially the physic speaks for France. We will see if the team struggles due to the short recovery time.
Betting tip for this match
After the brilliant performance against the Netherlands France is the clear favourite in this match. However Portugal is a real tough rival. One proof for that is that the team of Emilio Peixe was able to balance every backlog out in these matches. Nonetheless we believe in an French victory. Our tip: tip 2.
Draw no bet