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England youngsters out to stretch winning streak against Holland

| 21.07.2010

England’s Under-19 side are 6/5 to follow their opening win over Austria with a victory against Holland at the European Under-19 Championships.

In their last seven fixtures, England have won six and drawn one, keeping three clean sheets and netting 17 goals in doing so.

Fresh from their 3-2 win against Austria, and having scored three or more goals in four of their last seven matches, it could be worth backing England to win 3-1 at 18/1 or 3-2 at 25/1.

Holland, meanwhile, have a strong record at international youth tournaments, with their most recent success coming in 2007 when they won the European Under-21 Championships.

Holland knocked England out at the semi-final stage in 2007 following an epic penalty shoot-out, which the Dutch won 13-12.

Holland were hammered 4-1 by France in their first match at these championships, with Chelsea’s Gael Kakuta the architect of the Jong Oranje’s demise.

Before this drubbing, however, Holland’s under-19s had won five of their last six matches, scoring 12 goals in the process.

A win for Holland today is priced at 9/5, while the draw is available at 11/5.

The Dutch will need to be on their guard against England’s Frank Nouble, though, as the West Ham forward will be brimming with confidence after bagging himself a brace against Austria.

Can Spain’s Under-19s emulate their senior compatriots? They are 10/11 to beat Portugal Under-19s in another of today’s matches at the European Under-19 Championships. See the full Spain Youth vs Portugal Youth market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.