Two of the biggest contenders for the title at UEFA under 21 European Championship, will encounter this Tuesday and provide us with an exhilarating match. So far this will be the biggest derby in this competition. Both sides showed excellent performances in the first round, and they are keen to continue.
The Spaniards have the best individuals in this championship, while the Portuguese are the best team.
Portugal U-21 Preview
The young Selecao displayed every aspect of modern football against Serbia. They had two opportunities, and they scored two goals. A fantastic concentration and efficiency presented. During that game, they allowed for Serbia to have the control of the ball. But Portugal specifically waited for the chances to appear and after which they reacted quickly. We could see the quality they possess when they scored the second goal. Just one tiny mistake and a small space, were enough for the Portuguese to execute. We are not so sure whether are they going to repeat the same tactics against the Spanish team which is full of fantastic individuals. Portuguese currently have 14 straight games without a defeat. Against Serbia, they have kept a clean sheet for the first time after 5 games. In those matches, both teams scored.
Spain U-21 Preview
The Red Fury side simply demolished the poor Macedonia with 5-0. Real Madrid youngster Marcos Asensio was simply fabulous on the pitch putting down a hat trick. The Spanish team has many fantastic individuals who need just a tiny bit of space to decide the game. Asensio, Marcos Llorente, Saul Niguez, Delofeu, etc., cost like some senior national team who is quarter finalists of the World Cup. What was interesting about the last game is that the Spanish players let the Macedonians dictate the tempo during the opening of the match. And then a terrible punishment came in the form of 3 goals in the first half time. It seems that this generation of Spanish kids prefers to be more lethal than to have the ball in their possession. This does not mean that they do not have the quality to control the ball movement, but totally the opposite. Victory against Macedonia was the 9th consecutive game in which they didn’t lose. Also in seven games during that span, they scored the first goal in the match.
Portugal U21 vs Spain U21 Head to head matches
These two selections never met before. That specifically refers to players born in this generation while playing for under 21 teams.
Portugal U21 vs Spain U21 Prediction
What we think will be decisive in this match is the fact that Spanish team is more efficient than Portugal previous opponents. Spain is much better and has better individuals than Serbia, who had their chances against Portugal. In our opinion, Red Fury is going to defeat Selecao, and we also believed that they would score two goals in this match.
The fantastic individual quality or the Spanish side hasn’t been seen in the previous several U-21 European Championships.
Without any hesitations, we might see the this is probably the best national team which ever played in these kinds of tournaments.