England U21 v Poland U21 Betting Offers including 25/1 on England to score, Thursday 22nd June, Kielce City Stadium, 19:45
England U21 take on tournament hosts Poland U21 in their third and last Group A game of the 2017 U21 Euros. England know a win will guarantee their place in the next phase of the competition. A draw and a win in their first two games has put them top of the group.
Poland meanwhile are bottom of the group having lost their first game and drawn the second. A win for the Poles gives them a slim chance of progressing but if they lose or draw they will be eliminated.
England U21 v Poland U21 Betting Offers and Free Bets
England U21 v Poland U21 Betting Tips
In their first group game of the 2017 U21 Euros England drew 0-0 against defending champions Sweden. A late penalty save from England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford being pivotal in the result. Manager Aidy Boothroyd was disappointed afterwards with the lack of creativity in the Young Lions’ opening performance.
Despite going a goal down in their second group game against Slovakia, England fought back well. A personnel change at half-time paid dividends and England showed strong character to grind out a 2-1 victory. A great strike from Nathan Redmond ultimately winning the game.
Tournament hosts Poland lost 2-1 to Slovakia in their opening game. Patryk Lipski gave the Poles a first minute lead but they couldn’t build on that good start. They eventually lost to first and second half strikes from the Slovaks. Playing Sweden in their second group game manager Marcin Dorna was looking for an improvement. Poland again scored early on. Again though they couldn’t hold on to the initiative and Sweden scored two goals in the first half to take the lead. Only a second-half stoppage time penalty for Poland, converted by Dawid Kownacki, rescued a point for the hosts.
Their last group game is now very important to both sides if they hope to progress. England will be slightly more relaxed knowing a win will see them stay top of the group and qualify for the knockout stage. A draw though may still be enough to see them through.
Poland will be disappointed with their performances so far. They know that if they lose or draw their final group game they are out. Even a win for the Poles only gives them an outside chance of making it out of the group.
With England topping the group and Poland struggling you have to fancy Boothroyd’s team to get a positive result here. 888Sport are offering decent odds of 13/1 for a strong 3-1 England win.
The Group A games have been fairly tight so far though with only one or two goals in them so the teams seem quite closely matched. Both teams have drawn one of their two previous group games and a stalemate could again be on the cards. Bet365 have this game finishing 2-2 at odds of 12/1, which could prove a good alternative option.
While Poland have not been able to produce a win so far this last game is crucial and the circumstances may bring out their best football. Dorna will want to avoid the embarrassment of his team not winning a single game as hosts. You feel Poland will be well prepared for this one and maybe the incentives are there for them to get their first win. A tight 1-0 win for the Poles is available with Bet365 at an attractive 16-1. They are also offering odds of 28-1 for a 2-0 victory.
Poland have started strongly in their previous two group games. In both they have opened the scoring with very early goals. You would therefore fancy a Polish player to get on the scoresheet first here. Striker Dawid Kownacki has decent odds of 8/1 with BetVictor to score first and he is certainly worth a punt. Nathan Redmond scored an impressive goal in England’s win against Slovakia. He will be looking to repeat the composure he showed in front of goal in that game. You can get odds of him scoring in this game at 6/1 with Ladbrokes.