Most bookmakers offer odds on Under 21 football. Whether it be Under 21 international competitions, or in domestic leagues, bookmakers such as bet365 and Skybet offer odds on a range of different markets for your U21 football betting.
With Under 21 betting becoming more popular, bookmakers have increased the variety of markets they offer as well as the range of tournaments and competitions they offer odds on. Outright betting such as U21 European Championship betting or U21 Premier League betting (now called Premier League 2) are incredibly popular. Usual markets such as Match Winner, Both Teams To Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and so on are generally available, particularly on big clashes such as a U21 European Championships final.
As well as individual matches or outright betting, many bookmakers also offer odds on what happens behind the scenes at club and international level. England U21 manager odds, for example, can be popular amongst bettors.
Bet365 have garnered a reputation for offering extremely competitive odds. Other bookmakers such as BetVictor offer great odds too. William Hill also offer good U21 football betting odds, and are definitely worth considering for your U21 football betting.
Bet365 have a comprehensive live streaming service. This bookmaker streams a variety of different sports each day, and their range of U21 football streams is also impressive. U21 international tournaments can be streamed, along with domestic U21 football.
One of the more popular U21 football tournaments to bet on is the Under 21 European Championships. This competition has increased in popularity amongst viewers and bettors alike in recent years, with the opportunity to watch the best young European talent. U21 European Championship betting odds have become more widely available in response to this increased popularity.
Other popular U21 football betting odds are offered on competitions such as the U21 Premier League.
Like any sport or event, you’ll increase your chances of winning your bets by gaining a deeper knowledge of the sport you wish to bet on. Study each side, recent form, Under 21 head to head records, Under 21 player records, this will help you stay one step ahead of the bookmaker and increase the likelihood of you finding a value bet.
When looking for Under 21 football betting odds, the bigger the competition or side, the more odds and markets are on offer. For example, Under 21 Euro betting odds for the Final can be increased, and can also be subject to bookmaker promotions and enhanced odds. England Under 21 betting odds have gained popularity with the heightened interest in the side, particularly as the majority of players are already in the public limelight through playing club football in the Premier League.
The next U21 European Championships will be held in Poland in 2017. The competition will be held in June with 12 teams taking part in the tournament.
The current U21 European Championship holders are Sweden. Sweden defeated Portugal in the 2015 final, held in the Czech Republic.
Last 12 U21 European Championship Winners
In European competition, Italy can be classed as the most successful side, winning the U21 European Championships on five occasions, finishing second twice. Spain are second in the list, winning the competition four times, followed by England and the Netherlands who have won it twice. The Soviet Union also won the competition on two occasions.
In terms of world football, where the teams competing are U20 rather than U21, Argentina are the most successful side, winning the U20 World Cup on six occasions, closely followed by Brazil.
Last 12 FIFA U20 World Cup/FIFA World Youth Championship Winners
The most successful U21 Premier League side are Manchester United under 21’s. Since this particular league was introduced in 2012, United have won the league title on three occasions.
As of the 2016/2017 season, the U21 Premier League is called Premier League 2. The age limit for players has also increased, from under 21 to under 23.
U21 Premier League Winners
In England, the U21 (now U23) system consists of two categories - the Premier League 2, or Category 1, and the Professional Development League, known as Category 2. Promotion and relegation take place between the two categories each year.
Professional Development League Winners
The U21 Premier League Cup, now simply known as the Premier League Cup, is a cup competition for Premier League 2 sides to compete in. Introduced in 2013, the current champions are West Ham United.
Premier League Cup Winners
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Under 21 Premier League football, now known as Premier League 2, can be viewed via bookmaker live streams, club websites and on television. Sky Sports show Premier League 2 matches on occasion, with BT Sport another channel who offer this service too, although these occasions tend to be when a huge clash is taking place, such as a title decider.
Many football clubs stream their U21 fixtures via their own websites.
With the popularity of the youth game increasing over recent seasons, live score features are readily available. Bookmaker live scores service will show you the latest live scores, under 21 fixtures and under 21 results as well as various websites.
The Premier League website will also give you the latest information you need for Under 21 football.
Many of the players who have appeared at England U21 level have gone on to make a number of appearances for the first team. James Milner holds the record for the most appearances for the England U21 football team with 46 caps, and has gone on to appear for the full national side on 61 occasions to date.
Alan Shearer, who went on to captain the full England side, is the England U21 joint leading goalscorer. Shearer scored 13 England U21 goals and shares the record with Francis Jeffers.
All England U21 football fixtures can be found with our Smartbets fixture list.
Under 21 football is where youth players aged 21 and under can appear in an under 21 competition for their club or country. Depending on the rules of that particular tournament, a certain number of players can be over the age of 21, called ‘overage players’. For example, in the Premier League 2, the goalkeeper can be over the age of 21 as well as up to three outfield players.
Men’s football has been part of almost every Olympic Games since 1900, though the rules on professional players and age have changed. From 1996, Olympic Games rules concerning men’s football have consisted of professional players under the age of 23 can play, and each squad can have up to three over-23 players included.
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