While Spain are expected to make short work of Belarus on Saturday evening, we should expect a much closer contest in the second semi-final of the European Under-21 Championships.
The Czech Republic were minutes away from being eliminated from the tournament last Sunday, with the team trailing to Danny Welbeck’s late goal which seemed to have England going through to the final four.
However, two very late goals sealed their place in the semi-finals and the Czechs are now 9/4 with bet365 (£200 free betting) to repeat their heroics against the Swiss.
Jan Chramosta and Tomáš Pekhart were the players that caused the damage against England and the manager must now decide whether to promote them from the sub’s bench for this massive game. Chramosta is an eye-catching 10/1 with William Hill (£25 free bet) to score first and could be over-priced.
Switzerland have not yet put a foot wrong since arriving in Denmark and were comfortable winners of Group A which unsurprisingly makes them the 6/4 favourites (Stan James – £25 free bets) to claim victory in ninety minutes. Indeed, these odds are big when you consider Betfred offer just 11/10.
Three victories, six goals scored and no goals conceded so far for the Swiss, who can be backed at odds of 3/1 (Ladbrokes) to win to nil for the fourth game running. Admir Mehmedi bagged two goals in the 3-0 win over Belarus and Hills make him the 6/1 favourite to open the scoring in this game.