England U21 face Portugal U21 on Sunday (July 2) for a place in the semifinal of the 2023 UEFA Euro U-21 Championship. Will the Young Lions go through? Check out here our England U21 vs Portugal U21 predictions, bet builder tips, probable line-ups, how to watch the game, free bets and highest odds on this match.
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EEngland U21 vs Portugal U21 will be played at the Ramaz Shengelia Stadium in Kutaisi, Georgia aOn Sunday 2nd July 2023.
The match will kick off at 5pm UK time.
Unfortunately, a deal has not been struck to show the Under-21 Euro 2023 live on TV in the UK.
Anyway, Young Lions fans will instead be able to watch the game on UEFA’s official website.
- 5:00 pm: England U21 vs Portugal U21
England U21 vs Portugal U21 Betting PreviewEngland breezed into the last eight as Group C winners, collecting maximum points from three games by beating 2-0 all their opponents - Czech Republic, Israel and Germany. Against the Germans, Cameron Archer and Harvey Elliot scored first-half goals and condamned the reigning champions to an early exit. Six goals scored and none conceded for the Young Lions means they recorded the best goal difference in the group stage and remain the only team yet to concede a goal.
Portugal won just one of their their three group stage fixtures - although their group did feature co-hosts Georgia, Netherlands and Belgium. They finished second in Group A, shockingly behind tournament co-hosts Georgia, who defeated the Portuguese 2-0 in their opener. The Iberians followed up with a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands and needed an 89th minute winning penalty from Tiago Dantas to clinch a vital 2-1 victory over Belgium in the final game.
The two sides have clashed on 11 occasions, and Portugal lead 6-4. Their most recent meeting in the group stage of the 2021 Euros saw Portugal win 2-0.
England U21 are clearly odds-on favourites here after a such convincing group stage. Lee Carsley's men are 19/20 to beat the Iberians with Ladbrokes.
Portugal U21 can be backed at 16/5 (with BetVictor) with the draw currently available at 12/5 (with Betfred).
England U21 (4-3-3): Trafford; Garner, Harwood-Bellis, Colwill, Aarons; Jones, Gomes, Ramsey; Gibbs-White, Gordon, Madueke
Lee Carsley rotated his side for the final game of Group C, making eight changes to the starting line-up. The likes of Curtis Jones, Angel Gomes and Anthony Gordon were rested and they are expected to feature from the off, while Emile Smith Rowe is in contention with Jacob Ramsey for a berth in the starting XI. Cameron Archer was impressive but he is lkely to be benched, as Morgan Gibbs-White and and Noni Madueke will complete the front trio. At the back the well-rested Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Levi Colwill will return to the heart of the backline.
Portugal U21 (4-3-3): Biai; Carlos, Penetra, Amaro, Tavares; Costa, Dantas, Neves; Conceicao, Silva, Neto
Rui Jorge may be tempted to keep faith with most of the starting XI who beat Belgium last time out. Pedro Neto, Fabio Silva and Francisco Conceiçao are likely to lead the line, with Vitinha and Henrique Araujo providing further alternatives. In the middle of the park, Tiago Dantas should be joined by Joao Neves and Samu Costa while Penetra and Andre Amaro will be paired at the heart of the backline. Nuno Tavares and Josè Carlos are expected to start as full backs.
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Our England U21 vs Portugal U21 Predictions
Portugal have struggled in their first three matches while England have been ruthless in attack and rock solid at the back.
Anyway, the Portuguese team has historically caused troubles to the Young Lions, due to their style of play.
As a consequence, we don't expect a comfortable victory for Lee Carsley's men.
We back England U21 to win 2-1, and both teams to find the back of the net.
England U21 vs Portugal U21 Bet Builder Tips
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