England to upset Germany
Frank Monkhouse | 27 June 2017
Lion cubs go at a nice price
England vs Germany, one of the greatest rivalries in sport, and punters are treated to what promises to be another fascinating encounter when the sides meet in the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships on Tuesday in Poland.
This game will have it all – drama, suspense, and the chance to see how the footballing future of both nations is shaping up. The only way to make things more exciting is with a winning bet, and Coral have you covered on that front. Get involved in over 140 markets, including match winner, correct score and half time/full time. Will you bet with your head or your heart?
Lady luck has been smiling on the lions
England U21s go in knowing the size of the task in front of them, but there’s a real confidence flowing through the ranks of the youth set-up at the minute, with the U20 side recently winning the World Cup. Two major finals in two months would get fans excited, two major trophies in two months would send followers of The Three Lions into orbit.
Will the players live up to the hype? They’ve been far from convincing so far, it must be said, ending their group campaign with a record of two wins and a draw. They finished level vs Sweden in game one, and needed a penalty save from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to rescue a point. They then fell behind against Slovakia before battling back to win 2-1. Finally, locals Poland were overturned thanks to a 3-0 win, the beaten side ending with 10-men.
Never been a better time to play for England
A big slice of luck was needed, and the team could so easily have been back on English soil by now, but isn’t that always the way with England? The facts are they are in the semi-finals, and have every chance of going on and winning the tournament. Littered with both established players at club level, and those with a bright future ahead of them, punters who have followed England’s journey in the Euros so far have watched a team come of age in front of their eyes, growing together and improving as a unit.
Defender Calum Chambers told the press in the run up to Tuesday’s match that there has never been a better time to be an England player, with everyone connected excited about the future. Our traders don’t appear to be too convinced however, and prefer to concentrate on the questions that remain over the side’s ability to deliver when it matters. Fancy an England win? You’ll want to back them at Coral as we are giving 2/1 on the upset, which is sure to be extremely popular on the day.
Germany are far from convincing
Germany’s route to the final has been far from clear-cut either, and while England go in unbeaten, their opponents lost last time out, sinking 1-0 to group winners Italy on Saturday. Wins over Czech Republic and Denmark were enough to see them progress, but that loss would’ve dented confidence in the dressing room. Perhaps they’re not the all-conquering side we were led to believe.
Despite that defeat, our football guys see a German win as the most likely outcome on Tuesday, and those who agree can back them to get the desired result at 27/20. Favourites, but enough of a price to give followers a real interest. Each of their two wins in this format so far have come without conceding, 2-0 Czech and 3-0 Denmark, and those with a bit more confidence can have another win to nil on their Coral betting slip at 14/5.