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P.J. Murray 18th Jun 2011 - 17:14

England U21 v Czech Republic U21

Two draws leave England needing a win to qualify from their group as they face the Czech Republic in an all or nothing match.

The Young Lions were one of the favourites for this tournament, but a scoreless draw against the Ukraine has really hampered their chances of progressing.

The Czechs will be satisfied with a draw as that would be enough to see them through, unless the Ukraine pull off a massive shock and beat Spain by three goals or more.

As such Stuart Pearce's side are 11/10 to get the win that they need while the Czech's are 2/1 to get all three points. The draw is 9/4.

Danny Wellbeck is the scorer of the only English goal at this year's tournament, the Sunderland loanee scored two minutes from time against Spain to salvage what has now proved to be a very precious point. The midfielder is 13/2 to open the scoring and 15/8 to bag a goal at any point.

Despite the fact they are mis-firing the English have a lot in attack, Daniel Sturridge has the potential to rip any defence open, the young Chelsea player is 11/2 to score first and 6/4 to score anytime.

The English back four of Bertrand, Jones, Smalling and Walker received a lot of praise after holding the Ukraine to a scoreless draw. Kyle Walker in particular has proven to be a real gem, his potential was evident at QPR and he showed flashes of brilliance at Villa, but the Spurs wing back has really flourished on the international stage. You can back England to win to nil at 11/5, with such a solid defence it is well within the realms of possibility that this could happen.

Vaclav Kadlec is one of the key men for the Czech Republic, the striker is youngest ever goalscorer for the Czech Republic senior side and his club team Sparta Prague. The striker is 9/1 to score first and 10/3 to get a goal at anytime during the 90 minutes.

The Czechs come into the game with a loss to Spain and a win over the Ukraine, captain Borek Dockal bagged a second half brace to secure the win for the Czechs against the Ukraine. The midfielder is 11/2 to breach the English defence during the game.

With so much to play for the onus will be on England to attack, this could lead to a high scoring game as the Czechs are well capable of scoring also, over 2 goals in the game is 11/10 and this could be a good bet.

With such pressure on the Young Lions I would expect England to come out firing and make sure that they book passage to the semi-finals. I would back them to win, but possibly a correct score of 2-1 at 8/1.


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