Double Up With England And Italy
Italy U21’s have been unflappable in the UEFA Euro U21 Championships so far. Having pinned England back for much of the opening game the Azzurrini deservedly defeated Stuart Pearces Young Lions 0-1 and backed up their dominance with a 4-0 demolition of hosts Israel. A win against Norway tonight will guarantee them top spot in Group A and set up a Semi-Final on Sunday with the loser of Spain v Netherlands who play tomorrow.
There’s no getting away from it, England U21’s have been terribly disappointing so far and on the face of their results are deservedly knocked out. With no pressure on them today though, The Young Lions can perhaps restore at least some pride by exiting the European Under-21 Championships with a win.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Italy have impressed me in this tournament so far and could go on to win it. I’m expecting them to have too much for Norway today, but backing them alone doesn’t return much so doubling up with England at 2.89/1 with Paddy Power looks the way to go as they definitely have a point to prove against Israel.”
England had won their last nine games without conceding a goal prior to the Under-21 Euro Championships and will be desperate to resume that kind of form to avoid finishing bottom of Group A.