England U21 vs Luxembourg U21 Prediction: Young Lions far too strong for visitors

 | March 25 | 

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England will be aiming to strengthen their position at the summit of Group C in their U21 Euro 2025 qualification campaign, when they take on Luxembourg at the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Tuesday evening (19:00).

Luxembourg haven't tasted victory since a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland back in September, while England have won their last three, scoring 11 goals in the process. Below is all the latest team news and match odds ahead of this U21 Euro 2025 qualifier, as well as our England U21 vs Luxembourg U21 prediction.

England U21 vs Luxembourg U21 Prediction

Team News

Harvey Elliott bagged a brace in England's emphatic 5-1 win over Azerbaijan last time out, so he will look to retain his place in the engine room, while Lee Carsley has given a debut call up to Luton Town defender Teden Mengi, who could win his first cap here.

In-form Liverpool defender, Jarell Quansah, wasn't selected for the win over Azerbaijan, so he could be set to partner Mengi at the heart of the England backline, and Callum Doyle is expected to keep his place at left-back.

With James Trafford's promotion to the senior squad, one of Sam Tickle or Matthew Cox will start between the sticks.

As for Luxembourg,  they managed to earn a respectable draw against Serbia last time out, so Manuel Cardoni could field a similar lineup on Tuesday, which would see the likes of Vanja Vlahovic and Stefan Mitrovic retain their places in attack, while Mihajlo Ilic and Uros Drezgic will make up the heart of the defence.

Match Odds

England are massive favourites at 1/80, implying they have a 98.8% chance of picking up another three points, while Luxembourg are 33/1, or a 2.9% chance of defying the odds and claiming a famous victory.

The draw is currently priced up at 16/1, while over 3.5 goals can be backed at 4/9.

England are heavily-favoured to win to nil at 1/4, and a repeat of the 3-0 scoreline in reverse fixture is 5/1.

England -4 @ 11/8

With England being such huge favourites, there aren't a great deal of bets offering decent value, but I think backing the Young Lions -4 on the handicap could be the one to go for here.

Lee Carsley's side scored three against De Roude Leiw in the reverse fixture between the sides back in September, and after sticking five past Azerbaijan U21s in their most recent encounter, I'm confident that the Young Lions can rack up another big scoreline on Tuesday night.

There's proven Premier League quality within the side in the form of Elliott, Noni Madueke and James McAtee, and the gulf in quality between the sides should be too much.

Luxembourg have scored just three times in their past six qualification games, while England are scoring for fun, netting on 22 occasions since the 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture between the teams.

England -4 at 11-8

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