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Under-21 European Championship

Under-21 European Championship Odds & Betting – The Odds Manager Guide

The 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship is just around the corner after multiple COVID-19-inspired postponements, with 16 sides set to battle it out in Hungary and Slovenia.

For the first time in the competition’s history, it will be split over two tranches of fixtures as the footballing world attempts to play catch-up following a blitzed schedule in 2020.

The Group Stages will take place between March 24-31, before the Knockout Stage runs between May 31-June 6 involving the eight remaining nations.

Slovenia and Hungary have put forward eight stadia that will host the tournament behind closed doors, as Spain attempts to defend the crown they won back in 2019.

Being an Under-21 tournament, players have to have been born after January 1, 1998, in order to be eligible, with this providing the watching world a fantastic opportunity to pin-point some of the stars of the future as they shine for their youth teams.

England are third-favourites for a title they haven’t won since 1984, with France and Spain leading the way in the betting.

Here are all the latest odds for the top upcoming Under-21 European Championship matches.

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Why Bet On The 2021 Under-21 European Championship? 

With the chance to peep behind the curtain of Europe’s next big stars, checking in on the Under-21 European Championships is always worth while.

There are also plenty of markets available for you to get your teeth stuck into.

With the Premier League on a break until early April, take advantage of the extra spotlight that will be placed on the Under-21s and pick up some of promos that bookies will be launching.

We are also expecting some big price boosts from this competition seeing as all of the fixtures will be televised somewhere.

The race for the 2021 championship is wide open, so if you can nail your homework then there is no reason why you can’t dig up the best value for the Under-21s.

Top Teams In The 2021 Under-21 European Championship

This season’s Under-21 European Championship may be wide open, but there will be few surprises at the nations congregating towards the top of the betting:

  • FranceLes Bleus haven’t won this trophy since 1988, but showed their dominance throughout the qualifiers. They won nine of their ten qualifying group matches, with Odsonne Edouard leading the way with 11 goals.
  • Spain – Spain are the reigning champions from 2019, following their 2-1 win over Germany in Italy. They’ve actually won three of the last five editions and went unbeaten in their group conceding just once in 10 matches.
  • England – Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah’s 13 goals powered the Young Lions to a comfortable topping of their qualifying group. They scored 34 goals across 10 games, finishing the campaign unbeaten.
  • Germany – Germany last won this competition back in 2017, repeating their feat from 2009 to win their second crown. The Germans disappointed over a turbulent qualifying campaign, losing home and away to Belgium, conceding seven goals. 
  • Netherlands – The Netherlands navigated a tricky qualifying group to edge out Portugal by goal-difference to claim the top spot. They scored a mammoth 46 goals in 10 matches, with Kaj Sierhuis, Myron Boadu, and Dani de Wit all scoring over eight.

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How The 2021 Under-21 European Championship Works

How does this year’s Under-21 European Championship work, I hear you ask? 


We kick off with the four groups being played in a Round Robin format between March 24-31.

The top two nations from each group will then proceed into the Knockout Stages which are being held in a couple of months time (May 31-June 6).

The winner of a group will face the runner-up of another group as the straight knockout format rolls from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals and the eventual final on June 6 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

England In The 2021 Under-21 European Championship

England will be confident of escaping their group consisting of Portugal, Croatia and Switzerland. 

The Young Lions are an impressive attacking outfit under Aidy Boothroyd and have a real depth in talent across the squad.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith-Rowe are some of England’s stand-out stars and will all be expected to be in and amongst the goals as they flex their muscles in Slovenia. 

Portugal will be the biggest threats to England’s chances of topping Group D, but the Young Lions will be confident having lost just four of their last 35 matches together. 

Key Dates For The 2021 Under-21 European Championship

  • Group Stages: March 24-31
  • England v Switzerland: March 25
  • Portugal v England: March 28
  • Croatia v England: March 31
  • Knockout Stages: May 31-June 6
  • Final: June 6

Under-21 European Championship - FAQ

Sky Sports Football will be showing the England matches, with bookmakers streaming other nations matches.

Yes. A majority of bookmakers will be offering in-play betting on the Under-21 European Championship.

bet365, BetVictor, and 888sport consistently give good prices on international football, including the upcoming Under-21 European Championship.