Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I feel that the host nation look a far more talented outfit than England and with home advantage, they should progress to the final. They have had an extra days rest, which at this stage of a very long season looks key, especially given the nature of their respective final group matches.

England had a very tough battle with Serbia and will have wasted a lot of energy on that ill tempered game, Huddlestone is suspended for today. The Dutch team had a "friendly" encounter with Belgium where both teams got what they wanted and some players were rested.

Several of the England squad have completed around 50 first team starts this season, which is an awful lot for a youngster .

The Dutch feel that England concede too much space in midfield and that this gives them a big edge.

4.5 points Netherlands U21 -1/4 ball asian line 1.90.

Just a few words about the other semi-final between Serbia and Belgium, I expect this to be a very tight, tactical affair. Apart from their final group games, where Serbia had already qualified and Belgium had a "strange" fixture with their neighbours. These two had four 0-0 half time draws between them and this should be equally as close. The half time stalemate is priced at 2.10 and this looks reasonable enough, about a very likely result.

Good Luck.

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