It doesn’t matter at what level or age group these two teams meet at, England v’s Germany always attracts a large amount of attention. As a result, the Under-19 European Championship encounter between the duo on Sunday is once again likely to be a match worth keeping an eye on.
With some of the best young talent around set to be on display, England will be hoping to gain revenge for Germany’s victory over them at the recent Under-21 version of the same competition. With plenty of bookmakers offering odds on this match, let’s take a look at the two teams, as well as our top betting tip ahead of the match.
England’s young guns have started the tournament in Georgia in find style, winning their opening two group stage matches without conceding a single goal. Having comfortably seen off Bulgaria first, a late goal saw the young Lions defeat Netherlands, leaving them top of Group B. Players from Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal dominate their squad, with the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Reece James among the standouts. Despite having already qualified for the latter stages of the competition, England and manager Keith Downing will want to go through with a 100% record.
As for the German’s, having heavily lost their opening encounter with the Netherlands, they will still hope to make the latter stages with a win over rivals England. With players from Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Werder Bremen in their squad, they should have the talent to pose England problems. However, having conceded four goals in their opening fixture, there are serious question markets over their defensive capabilities.
Top Betting Tip
Given their record in the competition so far, it is difficult to see Germany picking up three points over England. However, they still have plenty of firepower in their squad, and with any game against the Three Lions being a grudge match, our top betting tip for the match is to back a draw. This can be backed with best odds of 2/1 at William Hill, in what could potentially be a lucrative bet for football fans.