U21 Euro Championship: Wijnaldum to break Spain's resolve

12Jun 2013


The concluding matches in Group B get the preview treatment as Netherlands and Spain fight for group supremacy...

Spain U21 v Netherlands U21, Wednesday 17:00, Sky Sports 2, Match Odds: Spain U21 2.16, Netherlands U21 3.65, The Draw 3.55

With top spot up for grabs in Group B, the holders Spain will have a job on their hands to contain this prolific Netherlands outfit, who only need a point to win the group due to a far superior goal difference. Whereas the Spanish have arrived at this juncture in a slick and efficient manner, recording a pair of 1-0 victories, this gung-ho Netherlands side have hit eight goals on their way to this encounter, while also shipping three in the process. The Jong Oranje's 5-1 defeat of Russia represented their biggest ever win at the finals, albeit they faced only ten men for the majority of the second half. Goals have come from everywhere in this Dutch side with six different scorers from the two matches so far. In particular though, it's worth keeping an eye on PSV forward Georginio Wijnaldum and opening match winner Leroy Fer, who have both notched twice in an orange jersey at these finals. While both Spain's goals have arrived in the last ten minutes, Netherlands have also bagged five of their eight in the second period - including two in the 90th minute.

Best Bet: Back Georginio Wijnaldum to score @ 4.5
Other Recommended Bet: Back Netherlands U21 to score last @ 2.42

Russia U21 v Germany U21, Wednesday 17:00, Sky Sports Interactive, Match Odds: Russia U21 4.7, Germany U21 1.84, The Draw 3.9

As one of the big favourites for this tournament, Germany's stars would not have envisaged playing for the Group B wooden spoon on matchday three. Still, such are the slender margins between success and failure at major tournaments that two narrow defeats have put paid to German hopes. Having not played each other in a decade, there isn't too much to go on in head-to-heads between these to, but it's clearly the Germans who are favourites, having producing two much more convincing performances despite losing both times. Neither side has managed to notch a first-half strike yet, but you'd expect Germany's extra quality to shine through in the end.

Recommended Bet: Back Draw/Germany U21 in Half Time/Full Time @ 5.4


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Keywords: U21 Euro Championship, Wijnaldum, Spain, Netherlands

Source: Betfair

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