The Spanish U21 team come to take part in these European Championships with a strong pedigree coming into this tournament as they boast a strong group of players who are already household names as they represent some of the best clubs in the world. Marco Asensio, Sandro Ramirez, Gerard Duelofeu, Denis Suarez, Saul Niguez, Hector Bellerin, Jonny Castro are just some of the players who are already recognized and have been delivering consistently at this level. They came through the qualification after netting 31 goals in 10 qualifying games, just 1 point behind Sweden. Spain already showcased a great performance in their first game winning 5-0 against Macedonia and then again beating a strong Portugal side by a score of 3-1 to put them in the driver’s seat in qualification from this group. While there might be temptation to rotate their squad; they still have plenty of firepower to deliver sufficient goals in this game against a Serbia.
Serbia have struggled in this competition so far drawing 1 and losing 1 game; but one thing has been there in their games, entertainment from goals. While they lost 2-0 to Portugal; they came back and drew 2-2 with Macedonia; which all but effectively ruins their chances of qualifying out of this group. Serbia are still building for the future and the fact is at this level they have won just once from their last 6 games. The big problem as been their back line that has already conceded 4 goals in 2 games, which is not good for their showing in this tournament considering they shipped 2 to Macedonia who Spain thrashed 5-0 in their opening encounter.
The form is favoring the Spanish ahead of this encounter, but I am giving them the fact of scoring 2 goals.