Euro U-19,First round match preview and picks
The match will be held in the town of Haapsalu . The Greeks in the second qualifying stage, won first place in the group, having no troubles with the national teams of Denmark, Turkey andCyprus. The Spaniards, in turn, also went undefeated in the group in which they faced Italy, Belgium and Armenia. Let me remind you that the Spaniards are 5-times champion. At the last European Championship in 2011 the Spaniards won the cup. The best achievement of the Greeks is a silver in 2007, then in the final of the Greeks gave the Spaniards.
Greece will be without suspended duo Dimitris Kourmpelis and Kostas Stafylidis.
Pick for this match: Spain to win (-1)
In the city of Tallinn in the stadium “Kadriorg” England national team will play against Croatia, opening the tournament for the group B. In the second qualifying round The English team were able to beat the national team of Switzerland, Slovenia, and with Montenegro they played a draw but it was enough for the 1st place in the group and a ticket for this European Championship. Croats in their group has successfully coped with team of Georgia,Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the Austrians were unable to get all three points.However they finished in the end in the first place with seven points, below them has settled Georgia with six points. The English are the two-time Silver medals holders in the 2005 and 2008, also in 2010 the British won the bronze. Better achievement of Croats – a bronze in 2010.
Pick for this match: England to win,additional: both teams to score.
In the town of Rakvere national teams of Serbia and france will play their first matches in this tournament . The Serbs have successfully passed the second qualifying stage,they were able to beat the national team of Hungary and Romania, and showed a good game against Germany but played the 2-2 draw. but but it was enough for the first place in group stage.French team was without problems in the group,they managed with the team of the Netherlands, Norway and the Czech Republic, scoring 11 goals,with only two goals conceded. on the April 11, 2012 The French won against Serbia with the result of 2-0 in a friendly match . The French are the two-time champions, the last time in 2010. The best achievement of the Serbs – a bronze at the European Championship, in 2011 and 2009.
Pick for this match:France to win,additional:both teams to score.
At the final meeting of the first round in Tallinn at the stadium “Lilleküla” Estonia and Portugal will play. Estonians are selected as hosts of the European Championship. The Portuguese, in turn, in the second qualifying stage, have not experienced problems with confidence and have qualified for European Championships. In the group The Portuguese opposed the Cup of Ukraine, Ireland and Israel. Conceding only one goal, the Portuguese were able to hit the gate of the opponents 11 times. Th only duel between this two team took place in May 26, 2011 when the Portuguese defeated the Estonians confident, with 3-0 score. Best achievement in the European Championship for Portugal was silver in 2003. Estonians do not have achievements.
Pick for this match:Portugal to win HT/FT.