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England vs Slovakia Euro 2024 prediction, odds, team news & predicted XIs

England‘s hopes of winning Euro 2024 see them face Slovakia in this last 16 tie.

England vs Slovakia latest prediction

England entered Euro 2024 as favourites to win the tournament, but they have made life difficult for themselves so far. Although the Three Lions topped their group, they only managed to win one of their three games. That came in their opening match, a 1-0 victory over Serbia. After that, England drew 1-1 with Denmark and were then held to a goalless draw by Slovenia.

The composition of Gareth Southgate’s team and their lacklustre performances have been the focus of media attention. While they have kept two clean sheets, the Three Lions have only scored two goals, with Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane finding the net so far. England are now hoping to reach the quarter-finals of consecutive European Championships for first time.

Slovakia, meanwhile, were part of the most fascinating group at Euro 2024. All four teams of Group E finished level on points, with one win, one draw and one loss each. Fortunately for Slovakia, they did enough to finish third on goal difference, ahead of Ukraine. That came despite Ukraine beating Slovakia, with the four-way tie seeing the initial head-to-head tiebreaker scrapped.

The job was done for Slovakia after their first game, a shock 1-0 win over Belgium that showed a sign of things to come. Slovakia are now in the knockout stages of a major international tournament for just the third time, reaching the last 16 at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2016. However, they lost both of those matches to Netherlands and Germany respectively.

The showdown between England and Slovakia kicks off at 5pm on Sunday 30th June at the Schalke Stadium in Gelsenkirchen.

In what will be a surprise to few, Conor Gallagher is up there for England when it comes to fouls. The Chelsea midfielder has averaged 3.53 fouls per 90 minutes at Euro 2024 so far, with only Cole Palmer having a higher average (one foul in 19 minutes). Gallagher is also one of four England players to be booked so far, and looks most likely to be in the book.

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England latest team news

Phil Foden left the squad to return home for the birth of his third child, but is back and available for Sunday. There have been calls for Gareth Southgate to change his team after England’s struggles, but the England boss doesn’t feel like one to change too much. He has only made one alteration to his starting XIs at Euro 2024, with Conor Gallagher coming into the midfield ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold last time out.

Thats said, there are reports he is considering starting Kobbie Mainoo, one of few England players who impressed as a substitutes vs Slovenia.

Luke Shaw is reportedly available for this game, but will likely start on the bench if he is passed fit. Anthony Gordon and Cole Palmer may have to rely on substitute appearances to make their mark again.

Slovakia latest team news

Slovakia have also made just one change throughout Euro 2024 so far, with manager Francesco Calzona clearly having a preferred XI. Robert Bozenik dropped down to the bench for Slovakia’s draw against Romania, replaced by David Strelec and there is every chance that change could remain for this one.

Among those facing England are Newcastle United shot-stopper Martin Dúbravka, Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Milan Škriniar, and Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, who could hold the key to any potential upset.

Ivan Schranz is their top-scorer in the tournament with two goals so far.

England vs Slovakia head-to-head

  • 4 September 2017 – England 2-1 Slovakia – FIFA World Cup qualifying
  • 4 September 2016 – Slovakia 0-1 England – FIFA World Cup qualifying
  • 20 June 2016 – Slovakia 0-0 England – Euro 2016
  • 28 March 2009 – England 4-0 Slovakia – International Friendly
  • 11 June 2003 – England 2-1 Slovakia – European Championship qualifying

The Three Lions have played Slovakia six times so far, recording five wins and drawing once. That stalemate, however, came in their only previous tournament meeting: a goalless draw at Euro 2016.

How to watch England vs Slovakia live

England and Slovakia kicks off on 30th June at 5pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on ITV1 and STV. The game will also be available to watch online via ITVX and the STV Player.

Every game at Euro 2024 will be shown live on either BBC or ITV, with the two platforms sharing the broadcast rights.