Kick Off: 1700, 18/06/2017
Stadium: Tychy Stadium
TV: Sky Sports 1
Germany were the only team to reach the European Under-21 Championship with a perfect record of having won all 10 qualifiers and they are fancied to see off the Czech Republic in Poland.
These teams drew 1-1 during the group stage two years ago, but that was enough for Germany to progress and send the Czech hosts crashing out.
This time, the favourites will be eyeing all three points and appeal at 29/20 to lead at half-time and full-time in our Germany U21 vs Czech Republic U21 betting tips.
A Look At Germany U21 Betting Odds
Germany hit 35 goals in their qualifying group, more than any other team in the competition, and are expected to continue in the same vein after naming a strong squad packed with proven Bundesliga performers.
Former Arsenal trainee Serge Gnabry has been snapped up by Bayern Munich after scoring 11 league goals for Werder Bremen last season and has already hit a hat-trick for the senior side.
Davie Selke is another danger man, having picked up the Golden Boot and player-of-the-tournament awards as part of the squad which won the 2014 European Under-19 Championship.
Exciting midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud showed enough for Borussia Monchengladbach to earn a move to Borussia Dortmund and there is strength in depth with Max Philipp.
The 23-year-old is another €20m recruit by Dortmund after netting nine times for seventh-placed Freiburg last term.
First goalscorer punters are spoilt for choice, but we reckon 9/2 for Gnabry stands out from the Germany U21 vs Czech Republic U21 odds.
A Look At Czech Republic U21 Betting Odds
The Czech Republic played some good football in topping Group 1 by five points, scoring 29 goals and bagging seven wins from 10 matches.
However, they did concede more times than any other of this summer’s U21 Euro finalists, going down 2-1 away to runners-up Belgium in September.
Patrik Schick is a fast, strong centre-forward who caught the eye when scoring 11 times in Serie A for Sampdoria last season.
This looks a tough first test, though, and we’re taking 27/20 for Germany to win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
GERMANY 4-3 Russia – Max Arnold (2), Serge Gnabry, Davie Selke
CZECH REPUBLIC 4-1 Moldova – Jakub Jankto (2), Lukas Julis, Vaclav Cerny
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