After a goal from Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave England’s U20s victory in the World Cup in South Korea, this week it is the turn of the U21 side to bid for glory in the European Championships – taking place in Poland.
Aidy Boothroyd’s team begin their campaign in Kielce as favourites to beat defending champions Sweden on Friday evening, with all of the key matches from the tournament being broadcast live by either Sky Sports or BT Sport.
With Marcus Rashford not involved, England will be hoping for goals from Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham – who was a big hit on loan at Bristol City last season. Boothroyd’s men are 13/10 at Bet365 to win Group A, which also includes the hosts and Slovakia.
Also getting under way this weekend is the Confederations Cup, the warm-up event for next summer’s World Cup. Germany are the favourites once again, at 23/10 with Paddy Power, with European champions Portugal at 3/1 with BetVictor.