England U-21 v Slovakia U-21 Betting: Need for victory could cost Young Lions

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With the Young Lions needing to push forward for victory, Al Hain-Cole expects Pavel Hapa's team to take full advantage in an end-to-end encounter

After being held to a draw by Sweden in their opening clash, England will be desperate for victory when they take on Slovakia in Monday European Under-21 Championship match.

With only the top team in each group guaranteed qualification for the knockout stages, Aidy Boothroyd’s team are available at 8/11 (1.73) with dabblebet to put themselves in pole position with a win in Kielce.

However, the Sokoloci came from behind to overcome host nation Poland in their opener, and are on offer at 7/2 (4.50) to book their place in the next round with another victory here.

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Even another draw could leave the Young Lions staring elimination in the face, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them enduring another frustrating stalemate at the Kolporter Arena.

It could have been much worse for Boothroyd’s team had it not been Jordan Pickford’s heroics on Friday, with the new Everton recruit saving a late penalty to prevent his side from finishing up empty-handed.

However, with another draw almost certain to trigger an early return home, the former Northampton Town boss has pledged to go all out for victory in an attacking performance that should hopefully see his talented frontline wrestle the headlines away from the goalkeeper.

GFX England Slovakia U-21 betting

Unfortunately, this more gung-ho attitude could well allow space in behind for Pavel Hapa’s team, who are more than capable of punishing any defensive mishaps. Having scored over 2.5 goals per game in qualification and failed to score just once in their last 13 fixtures, they should certainly play their part in an entertainingly end-to-end clash.

All things considered, odds of 17/20 (1.85) certainly look like a sensible investment on both teams finding the net for the sixth time in seven Slovakia matches, particularly given the urgency of England’s situation.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 17/20 (1.85) with dabblebet

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