Netherlands U21 v France U21 preview – French fancied to win

We’ve reached the quarter final stage of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, with Netherlands and France clashing in the highlight last eight stage and the two young teams will go head-to-head at the Bozsik Aréna in Budapest.

Les Bleus recovered from a group stage defeat against Denmark to record victories over Russia and Iceland, with the Netherlands having 1-1 draws against Romania and Germany before claiming that all-important win against Hungary and that 6-1 triumph will fill them with confidence.

France U21 Favourites to Win European Clash

Sylvain Ripoll has been in charge of the France Under-21 team since 2017 and will feel confident that his team can claim a victory this summer, with the football betting sites offering a best price 6/5 about a team whose players mainly operate for decent French Ligue 1 sides.

Jonathan Ikone has been successful for French champions Lille this season and has bagged four goals in seventeen appearances, while Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard has been a revelation for the France Under-21 side and could well spearhead a victory in this clash despite the Scotland’s team underwhelming performances.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Colin Dagba is probably the pick of the defenders, with Ibrahima Konate having impressed for RB Leipzig this season and there is plenty of reason why the bookies have made them one of the favourites to win the Under-21 European Championship.

Can Netherlands Pull Off a Betting Shock?

If you compare the latest football bookmaker prices, you can get odds as big as 13/5 about a win for the Netherlands who pulled off a couple of draws during the group stage before that emphatic victory over Hungary and it should be borne in mind that they were unbeaten in the group stage.

The Dutch have a proud history of producing quality young players and Erwin van de Looi will pledge his trust in captain Teun Koopmeiners to lead the men in orange to victory, with the majority of the squad operating for clubs in their native Eredivisie.

However, the star performer is probably Kaj Sierhuis who plays for French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims and the 22-year-old has scored nine goals in twelve matches, while 19-year-old Brian Bobbey has a remarkable pedigree at youth level and this could be a breakthrough moment for the youngster.

What Are the Best Bets for France v Netherlands U21?

Considering that the Dutch drew two of their group stage games, then you can compare the football betting sites and get 23/10 about the match ending all square in Hungary, with both teams looking to keep things tight as they bid to make the semi-finals and clash with Denmark or Germany in the next stage.

The bookies aren’t sure that there will be too many goals and the “No” option on the Both Teams to Score market is trading at betting odds of 4/5, while the “Yes” alternative can be backed at a best price 19/20.

The 1-1 correct score option makes plenty of appeal at 5/1 although it might be that the game is decided by a single goal and you can combine the above option with 6/1 that there’s a 1-0 win for Les Bleus.

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