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Prediction: Israel U19’s vs England U19’s

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions 30 Jun 2022

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Verdict: England U19’s win

Best Odds: 4/11

Bookmaker: Unibet

Knowing that they’re just 90 minutes away from making European Championships history, England’s U19’s will meet Israel on Friday night.

Israel U19’s

Starting with Israel, while Ofir Haim’s men might have opened their semi-final showdown against France earlier in the week tipped as a landslide underdog, the Blues put in what was a famous display. Shocking many across Europe as they eventually picked up a stellar 2-1 win against Les Bleus, there is no doubt that the mood in their camp will be at a real high. Knowing that they’re just one more upset away from claiming their first U19’s European Championships crown, Israel have continued to gain plenty of admirers from across the continent this summer. However, although Haim’s young squad might have already made plenty of history out in Slovakia, they will be more than aware that they face a huge task on Friday night. Suffering a 1-0 loss when they faced off against England in their final Group B matchup on June 25th, ISR should be bracing themselves for a similar test here.

Team News

Impressing when coming off the bench against France in their semi-final stunner, Ilay Tomer will be hoping to keep his place on Friday night.

Finding the net in each of Israel’s opening contests this summer, 18-year-old Oscar Gloukh will be one to keep an eye out for here.

England U19’s

As for England, managing to mount what was a stellar late rally against Italy a few days ago, the Three Lions will be desperate to keep up that momentum here. Eventually claiming a thrilling 2-1 win, Ian Foster’s young squad will open Friday’s showpiece event tipped as a landslide pick with many. Sat in pole position to claim their second U19’s European crown since 2017, the Whites are in the midst of a real purple patch. Storming their way to the knockout stage after collecting nine points from their three Group B contests, Foster’s side have suffered just a pair of defeats since the 45-year-old took charge in 2020. Likewise, along with winning all four of their matchups out in Slovakia this summer, it should be highlighted that England are now in the midst of an eight-match winning run across all formats. With a stacked squad that boasts some of the Premier League’s most exciting budding stars, there is no doubt that the European giants will be smelling a golden chance on Friday night.

Team News

Coming off the bench and bagging the equalizer against Italy a few days ago, Bristol City’s Alex Scott will be hoping for a full recall here.

Both continuing to impress this summer, Harvey Vale and Dane Scarlett should spearhead England’s charge on Friday night.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When the two sides faced off for their final Group B meeting on June 25th, England picked up a 1-0 victory.
    • Likewise, the Three Lions have now won each of their previous eight matchups across all formats.
    • Israel have seen five of their last six matchups across all formats finish with both teams finding the net.
    • England have conceded just a single strike in any of their last six contests.
    • Israel have managed to muster just a single clean sheet in any of their previous eight attempts.

    Conclusion

    While Israel might have clinched that famous victory against France a few days ago, there is no doubt that this summer’s dark horse faces another huge task here. Watching England mount a stellar comeback against Italy on Tuesday as they only extended on a real purple patch, the Three Lions are rightfully tipped as a landslide pick here. Storming their way to the knockout stage and now in the midst of an eight-match winning run across all formats, Foster’s young squad will also be boosted by their most recent meeting against Friday’s opponents. Clinching a 1-0 victory against Israel on June 25th when signing off their Group B run, we’re backing a similar outcome here.

    Verdict: England U19’s win

    Best Odds: 4/11

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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