Portugal U-19 v England U-19 Betting: Little separating deserving Euros finalists

England European Championship U19
After two very close semi-finals, we are backing the final of this competition to be a tight, low-scoring encounter as the Young Lions aim for glory

The two outstanding teams from this tournament meet in Saturday's final for the chance to be crowned champions of Europe.

England remain the only side to have won all their games with Keith Downing's men claiming four wins from four, scoring eight goals and conceding just one. Portugal, for their part, have won three and drawn one.

Helio Santos' side are outsiders for the final priced at 2/1 (3.00) with Paddy Power while England can be backed at 6/5 (2.20) and the draw is offered at 11/5 (3.20).

Portugal Under-19

Indeed, England's semi final clash with Czech Republic looked like it was ending in a draw and heading into extra-time before Lukas Nmecha's last gasp goal claimed a 1-0 win victory for England.

Portugal also triumphed by the same scoreline over the Netherlands in the last four, and there is perhaps the temptation to back another low-scoring encounter in the final.

Over 2.5 goals is priced at evens (2.00) while under 2.5 goals can be backed at 8/11 (1.73) and the majority of the games involving these two sides in this competition have seen less than three goals.

GFX Portugal England U-19 betting

Two of Portugal's four matches have seen under 2.5 goals while only one of England's four games has seen more than three goals. With England keeping three clean sheets, there could also be interest in opposing both teams to score at evens (2.00) and while they ran riot in a 4-1 against Germany in the group stage, the English required late goals against not only Czech Republic but also the Netherlands to record 1-0 victories.

Backing a low-scoring game in this showpiece is a logical selection therefore, and there could even be an argument made for investing in under 1.5 goals at 11/5 (3.20) which could be an interesting option for a value bet.

Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) for a 2.5pt stake with Paddy Power