2019 European Under-21 Championship Odds
Who wins the 2019 European Under-21 Championship?
UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2019
The UEFA European Under-21 Championship started in 1978 in its current format and is a football competition for men organized by the European governing body UEFA. The competition is held every two years to crown the best under-21 national team of Europe. The tournament serves as qualifiers for the Summer Olympics and is a big stage for the young players to make their place into the senior national team. Germany is the reigning champions of the tournament after they beat Spain 1-0 in the 2017 edition’s final. Italy is the most successful team of this tournament as they have won the trophy 5 times, which is more than any other under-21 national team.
The 2019 edition of the tournament will be the 22nd edition of its kind. The tournament will be hosted by Italy and some of the matches will be held by San Marino. A total of 12 teams have been advanced to play in the tournament through qualification (except Italy, they were qualified automatically being the host). The tournament will be hosted in six cities (including one from San Marino) and will start on the 16th June, which is a day after the final of the U-20 FIFA World Cup. The tournament’s final will take place on the 30th of June.
The teams who could win the UEFA European U-21 Championship 2019 are:
Head Coach: Aidy Boothroyd
England U-21 are one of the favorites to win the European U-21 Championship 2019. They have won the tournament two times in their history and the last time was in 1984. In the latest edition of the tournament they reached the Semi-finals. England U-21 won 8 out of 10 matches in the qualifiers and did not lose any match. After their three successive Toulon Tournament wins, they are now considered one of the top favorites to win this competition.
Head Coach: Sylvain Ripoll
France U-21 has been absolutely amazing in the qualifiers as they won 9 out of their 10 matches and lost none. They are considered as one of the top favorites to win this tournament and rightfully so. They have only won this competition once previously in 1988 and became the runner-up in 2002.
Head Coach: Luis de la Fuente
Spain has been very successful recently in this competition as they have won back to back title in 2011 and 2013. They went to the final of the tournament in the last edition but lost to Germany 1-0 to finish as the runner-up. They have won 9 out of their 10 matches in the qualifiers and lost only once. Spain are also one of the favorites to win this year’s U-21 European Championship.