Germany U21s meet Romania U21s in the first semi-final of the UEFA U21 Championship 2019 at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna on Thursday evening (local time).
It’s never a great surprise to see Germany in the latter stages of any soccer tournament, no matter the age group, and they reached the last four of this tournament after topping Group B thanks to a 3-1 win over Denmark, a 6-1 drubbing of Serbia and a 1-1 draw with Austria.
Seeing Romania in the latter stages of a tournament is more unusual these days, but they are here on merit after topping Group C by beating Croatia 4-1, England 4-2 and then drawing 0-0 with France. The reality is that this is an experienced squad at coach Mirel Radoi’s disposal, with plenty of full internationals among his roster.
?? Romania U21 GK Andre Ionuț Radu keeps a shirt on his right goalpost in every match.— SPORF (@Sporf) June 24, 2019
? The shirt holds a photo of his sister who sadly passed away at the age of 9 and when they were kids.
? Radu made a promise to take her to every stadium in the world.
? Huge respect. pic.twitter.com/DLlxYEbfsG
Germany U21 vs Romania U21 Betting Lines & Pick
The Match Result betting odds (90 minutes) predictably makes Germany warm favourites at odds of -200 with Betway Sports, with the draw available at +350 with bet365 and Romania on offer at +500 with bet365.
With regards to our UEFA U-21 predictions, given that Romania has already held their own or beaten some top quality teams at this tournament, they do look an attractive bet at those odds and are the pick here.
In terms of a Correct Score bet, the betting line on a 2-1 Romania win looks appealing at +1600 with bet365, while George Puscas has scored regularly in Italy’s Serie B and for the Romanian U21s, so looks worth consideration at +320 with Betway in the Anytime Goalscorer market.
Pick: Match Result (90 minutes) – Romania U21s to Win @ +500 with bet365