England U21 v France U21 Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th June 2019

England to win big opener

England U21 v France U21 Betting Tips – UEFA U21 Championships, 18th June 8.00pm

This is an important clash. France and England the heavyweights in Group C at the U21 Championships. So that basically means this is being looked at as the battle for top spot, even though it is the first game. England have a wonderful young squad with them, but will they be able to deliver against a competitive French outfit? Read our predictions for England U21 v France U21.

England U21 v France U21 Betting Odds*

England 6/4
France 19/10
Draw 2/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 at 7:51 p.m.)

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England U21 News and Form

England suffered a quarter-final exit two years ago, via a penalty shootout against Germany. They had won their group prior to that. This will be England’s seventh game against France in competitive action at the U21 level. The record from those previous six is at W2 D2 L2. However, from the four meetings that have come at the U21 Championships, England are ahead with a W2 D1 L1 record. This is England’s seventh consecutive appearance in the Finals. The young Lions have gotten out of the group stage in half of those six previous appearances.

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England though have won just three of their last 13 group stage fixtures at the U21 Championships (D4 L6). They went unbeaten through their qualification game and took a win in eight of their ten games. The only times they dropped points were in draws against the Netherlands. England shipped just the four goals in those ten qualifiers, the joint-lowest tally. Their top goal scorers in qualification were Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dominic Solanke with four each.

England U21 v France U21 Head to Head

England are W2 D1 L1 in four U21 Championships against France
The English have scored 13 goals to 10 by France in the six previous meetings
This is the first competitive meeting since 2005

Key-Facts – England U21 v France U21

  • England have won 3 of 13 group stage fixtures
  • France have won all previous group stage games
  • No team earned more qualification points than France


France U21 News and Form

This is the first time that the French have been in the Finals since 2006. In their last appearance at the U21 Finals, the French suffered a defeat against the Netherlands at the semi-final stage. This just their third appearance in the finals (in either an 8 or 12 team format), their other appearance seeing them finish as runners up in 2002. France won their opening nine games of their qualification campaign, failing to round out at 100% after a 1-1 home draw against Slovenia in their final game.

France collected 28 points in their qualification campaign, which was more than what any other qualified team managed. Their draw against Slovenia snapped an 11 match winning streak that the French were on in competitive U21 games. In their last 18 competitive games, France are now undefeated, with a win in fifteen of those. From their two appearances in 2002 and 2006 U21 Championships, France have won all six group stage games at the Finals.

England U21 v France U21 Tips & Odds

England two win & both teams to score at 9/2
Over 2.5 goals at 43/40
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2019 at 7:51 p.m.)

England U21 v France U21 Predictions

England to win: It has been 13 years since France were in competitive action at the Finals. The young Lions have bagged plenty of experience behind them in recent times and that could be telling. The English squad is very good and they can land an opening blow in this group.