Betting: Germany & England lag far behind Under-21 Euros favourites Spain

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The European Under-21 Championships has reached the knockout stage and our tipster takes a look at the four nations still bidding for glory in Poland

The European Under-21 Championships has reached the final four - and fans can look forward to a superb semi-final line-up.

England meet Germany in what promises to be a thrilling tussle, before Spain and Italy lock horns in the second semi-final on Tuesday night.

Spain started the competition as favourites to secure the silverware and, following a flawless performance in the group stages, it is little surprise that Albert Celades' men remain as the team deemed most likely by dabblebet to take the trophy, with just 23/20 (2.15) that Spain are crowned as champions.

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Germany suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Italy in their final Group C game on Saturday night, but Stefan Kuntz's charges progressed to the final four as the best runner-up from the three groups.

Die Mannschaft lifted the trophy in 2009 after enjoying a thumping 4-0 win against Stuart Pearce's England in the final. A number of players from that German European Under-21 Championships squad went on to taste World Cup glory with their country in Brazil three years ago and the class of 2017 will, undoubtedly, be hungry to emulate that success. The Germans can be backed at 14/5 (3.80) to take the trophy again.

England's campaign got off to a stuttering start as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Sweden in their opening group game - indeed, Jordan Pickford saved a second half penalty to ensure that Aidy Boothroyd's men secured a share of the spoils from that match.

The Three Lions were then seemingly heading for an early exit as they trailed 1-0 at half-time against Slovakia in their second fixture, but Boothroyd's team turned the match on its head, winning 2-1, before a thumping 3-0 win against host nation Poland guaranteed England's progression to the last four.

GFX U-21 Euros winner betting

Germany are familiar foes for the Three Lions at all levels of the game, but if Boothroyd's men can claim a famous win against Kuntz's charges, there could be value in backing England's Under-21s to follow in the footsteps of the Under-20 side by tasting major tournament success at 15/4 (4.75).

Italy are the outsiders of four to win this competition at 9/2 (5.50), but the Azzurri have a rich pedigree in this competition, having won it on five occasions - more than any other nation. Saturday's nerveless 1-0 win against Germany certainly augurs well for Luigi Di Biagio's men and the Italians are dreaming of claiming a sixth success in this competition.

Spain, though, still look like the team to beat and the 23/20 (2.15) quote for Celades' men to take the title could well represent decent value for punters.

Spain to win at 23/20 (2.15) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet

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