Spain U21 coach Luis de la Fuente

Spain U21 vs France U21: La Rojita just look more assured

Kick-off: 2000, 27/06/2019

Stadium: Citta del Tricolore

TV: Sky Sports

Spain recovered well from an opening loss to hosts Italy in their European Under-21 Championship pool and have impressed more than France at this tournament.

Les Espoirs were rated a touch fortunate to beat England before scraping past Croatia and drawing against Romania, so they have plenty to prove here.

We prefer to side with La Rojita and 7/10 they advance to the final is our first Spain U21 vs France U21 prediction.

A Look At Spain U21 Betting Odds

Spain started out strongly versus Italy, leading through Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos as they dominated the early exchanges, only to be undone by a tactical change in that 3-1 defeat.

However, they then struck late on through West Ham new boy Pablo Fornals to edge out Belgium 2-1 and seemed to benefit from that morale booster when thrashing Poland 5-0.

Fornals and Ceballos were again on the scoresheet, along with Mikel Oyarzabal, Fabian Ruiz and Borja Mayoral.

Those last two players highlight the talent in this team, with Ruiz starting 20 Serie A games for Napoli last term and Mayoral impressing in La Liga on loan at Levante from Real Madrid.

Manager Luis de la Fuente led the Under-19s to European Championship glory four years ago and has moulded this bunch into a tight-knit unit.

There have been lots of entertaining contests during this competition, so 333/100 for La Rojita to win and both teams to score stands out from the Spain U21 vs France U21 odds.

A Look At France U21 Betting Odds

France were strongly fancied before a ball was kicked, with the likes of former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in their ranks.

However, they were outplayed by England for long periods, before Jonathan Ikone claimed a late leveller and then Aaron Wan-Bissaka put the ball in his own net.

Dembele’s early header proved enough to edge out Croatia, but that was another nervous display at times and little can be gleaned from a tepid 0-0 draw with Croatia which saw both teams progress.

Sylvain Ripoli’s side are well organised but this is the first time France have qualified since 2006 and they have hinted at a lack of genuine self-belief.

Les Espoirs are capable of causing problems up front, but we are going with La Rojita to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 at 19/4 to complete our Spain U21 vs France U21 betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

SPAIN 5-0 Poland – Fornals, Oyarzabal, Ruiz Pena, Ceballos, Mayoral Moya

FRANCE 0-0 Romania

Head-to-head: France 1-1 Spain, France 3-2 Spain, Spain 2-0 France

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