BOTH the Czech Republic and Germany had excellent weekend wins, but who’ll take this final game showdown? We asked Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79).
Czech Rep U21 v Germany U21 | Tuesday 19:45 | BT Sport 1
The European Under 21 Championships. Another difficult tournament to make money from this summer. Group A has been especially erratic and it goes without saying that stakes should be small.
Hosts Czech Republic had a nightmare in their opening match against Denmark but bounced back incredibly well on Saturday when crushing Serbia 4-0. That was just three days after the Serbs managed to draw against hot favourites Germany. Help.
Germany themselves seem to be (like the cars they manufacture) moving through the gears. A 1-1 draw with the Serbs was followed up by a dominant empowering 3-0 win over Denmark on Saturday night.
A draw is enough for the Germans to go through while the Czechs will be out if they fail to take something from this game. Even a draw won’t be good enough if the Danes get anything against Serbia at the same time.
Bookmakers aren’t messing about with Germany here and have them best price 13/20 (William Hill) to take the three points. The Czechs are 9/2 despite their 4-0 win on Saturday and the fact they’re playing at home.
The question is though – which Czech Republic will turn up? If it’s the team that emphatically beat Serbia should they really be that price? Also the sides met last November in a friendly with the Czechs earning a 1-1 draw.
To be honest, I’m too nervous to get involved with the Czechs as the Germans have the capability to crank things up to the max and crush the non-qualifying hosts.
Instead I’ll opt for goals and have a small interest in Over 3.5 Goals at odds of 2/1 with BetVictor. The sides scored seven between them on Saturday and the hosts will have to open up to remain in the tournament so that could bear fruit for Germany.
Czech Rep U21 v Germany U21 – Over 3.5 Goals (2/1 BetVictor)