Portugal U21 vs Spain U21: Asensio again the key man

Portugal U21 vs Spain U21: Asensio again the key man

Kick Off: 1945, 20/06/2017

Stadium: Gdynia Stadium

TV: Sky Sports 1

We went with Spain to claim outright glory at the European Under-21 Championship and are sticking with them to edge out Portugal in Tuesday’s crucial pool-stage game.

Both teams enjoyed convincing opening victories on Saturday, against Macedonia and Serbia respectively, but we just feel La Roja are slightly superior in every department.

This should be a cracking contest, though, so let’s kick off our Portugal U21 vs Spain U21 betting tips by taking 29/10 for the favourites to oblige and both teams to score.

A Look At Portugal U21 Betting Odds

Portugal were runners-up in this tournament two years ago and showed they mean business again when beating Serbia 2-0 over the weekend.

Goncalo Guedes headed them in front and Bruno Fernandes clinched all three points with a late strike after a delightful assist by Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches.

Euro 2016 young player of the tournament Sanches had started on the bench but looked a class act when coming on just before the hour mark.

He said: “We are focused, we are thinking game by game and we want to give our best and win. We have plenty of options in our squad. I only have to do my job and things will run smoothly on the pitch.”

With attacking talent available to both managers, 9/10 for over 2.5 goals in the game stands out from the Portugal U21 vs Spain U21 odds.

A Look At Spain U21 Betting Odds

Spain lifted this trophy in 2011 and 2013 and appear to be going all out for another triumph after naming a strong squad and starting out with a 5-0 demolition of Macedonia.

Fresh from scoring in the Champions League final, Marco Asensio hit a hat-trick over the weekend, with Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez and Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu also on the mark.

La Roja coach Albert Celades has vowed to stay focused, commenting: “People make us favourites but that means nothing. It doesn’t win you games, the only thing is the effort, the commitment, the organisation and the quality.”

Asensio scored in Spain’s 4-0 success against Portugal in the 2015 European Under-19 Championship and can help them prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 here, with 15/4 available for that multiple correct score combination.

Additional stats

Last result:

PORTUGAL 2-0 Serbia – Goncalo Guedes, Bruno Fernandes

SPAIN 5-0 Macedonia – Saul Niguez, Marco Asensio, Gerard Deulofeu (pen)

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