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Israel U21 v England U21


Israel U21 v England U21
U21 Championships
TIME: 5pm, SKY


Portugal won last night to extend our winning run to five days in-a-row.

It’s hard to summon up too much enthusiasm for tonight’s England U21 v Israel U21 match which has become a dead rubber as England are already eliminated after defeats by Italy and Norway.

England at odds-on – no thank you.

The only decision is whether to recommend a draw or Israel win, because this is an England side that have been simply dreadful in their opening games.

If they had played well – and been beaten it would be a different matter but it’s hard to envisage that the U21 side is suddenly going to spring into form with nothing left to play for.

On top of that Pearce appears to be moving deckchairs around on the deck of the Titanic.

Pearce hinted after the Norway match that he would play some of the younger members of his squad against Israel.

If England lose they will be only the second team ever to fail to collect a point at the European Championships, after Israel in 2007.

Dismal stuff.

There’s a profit to be made in backing the draw AND Israel and we have a winning run to try and preserve.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
3 points DRAW Israel U21 v England U21
3 points ISRAEL U21 Israel U21 v England U21

(+4 points Monday)