Kick-off: 2000, 06/06/2021
Stadium: Stozice Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Portugal have played some lovely football at U21 Euro 2021 but Germany get the nod for final glory in Ljubljana on their pedigree in this tournament.
They lifted this trophy for the second time in 2017 and were runners-up two years ago, whereas Esperancas are chasing a maiden triumph.
We’re taking 4/5 for Stefan Kuntz’s side to be crowned champions for our opening Germany U21 vs Portugal U21 prediction.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
Germany got off to a flying start in their semi-final, with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz netting twice inside 10 minutes against Netherlands.
RB Salzburg forward Mergim Berisha hit the woodwork three times, but the Dutch did pull one back in the second half through Perr Schuurs.
With Finn Dahmen doing well between the sticks and Manchester City’s Lukas Nmecha looking lively up front, Germany were worthy winners, though.
Wirtz told the UEFA website: “The team performance was fantastic from the first minute onward, every player played a great role.
“We put our foot down from the start and imposed our game.”
This is a very enterprising team, so 17/5 for them to win in normal time and over 2.5 goals appeals from the Germany U21 vs Portugal U21 odds.
A Look At Portugal’s Betting Odds
Portugal have won 12 straight games in this tournament after a 1-0 semi-final success versus Spain in a game which was more open than the bare result suggests.
A late own goal from Jorge Cuenca eventually settled the issue, while key midfielder Vitinha had a long-range effort saved by Alvaro Fernandez.
However, Spain wasted a whole host of opportunities, with Brahim Diaz particularly guilty, and skipper Marc Cucurella rattled the woodwork.
“It was a tough 90 minutes,” admitted Vitinha. “Spain are a very good team.
“They had a few chances, that’s true, but we scored, they didn’t – that’s the most important thing.”
Even so, Spain looked dangerous every time they got the ball into the box from out wide, where Germany are also strong.
A 5-3 extra-time quarter-final triumph over Italy highlights the good and bad sides of Portugal.
We feel their next opponents will be physically too strong and 21/4 for them to oblige 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 completes our Germany U21 vs Portugal U21 betting tips.
Netherlands 1-2 GERMANY – Wirtz
Spain 0-1 PORTUGAL – Cuenca (og)
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