Belgium vs Slovakia Predicted Lineups: Likely XI for both teams

Here are the predicted lineups for the upcoming Euro 2024 Group Game between Belgium and Slovakia on Monday, June 17th 2024.

 
10:27am on Monday 17th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Belgium and Slovakia are set to kick off their Euro 2024 Group E campaign with a highly anticipated match at the Frankfurt Arena.

As both teams aim for a strong start in this open group, fans are eager to see the starting lineups for each side. Here's a detailed look at the predicted lineups for both teams.

Belgium's Likely XI

Goalkeeper and Defense

Belgium is expected to be without Jan Vertonghen and Arthur Theate due to injuries.

The experienced Koen Casteels will likely start in goal. The defence is set to feature Wout Faes, Axel Witsel, and Maxim De Cuyper in a three-man backline.

Midfield

In the midfield, Thomas Meunier is doubtful, so Timothy Castagne may take his place.

The central midfield will likely see Amadou Onana partnering with Orel Mangala. On the wings, Jeremy Doku and Leandro Trossard are expected to provide width and creativity.

Attack

The attacking midfield duo will likely feature Kevin De Bruyne and Leandro Trossard, who will support the lone striker, Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku, Belgium's all-time leading scorer, will be crucial for their attacking efforts.

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Predicted Belgium Starting XI: Casteels; Faes, Witsel, De Cuyper; Castagne, Mangala, Onana, Doku; Trossard, De Bruyne; Lukaku

Slovakia's Likely XI

Goalkeeper and Defense

Slovakia's goalkeeper Martin Dubravka will be the last line of defence.

In front of him, the defence will likely feature Peter Pekarik, Denis Vavro, Milan Skriniar, and David Hancko. Despite Vavro's slight thigh problem, he is expected to start.

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Midfield

The midfield trio is set to include the experienced Juraj Kucka, Stanislav Lobotka, and the attacking midfielder Ondrej Duda.

Duda, the team's top scorer, will be key in transitioning play from defence to attack.

Attack

In the attacking third, Robert Bozenik will lead the line, supported by Ivan Schranz and Lukas Haraslin on the flanks.

Bozenik's goal-scoring prowess will be vital for Slovakia's hopes in the tournament.

Predicted Slovakia Starting XI: Dubravka; Pekarik, Vavro, Skriniar, Hancko; Kucka, Lobotka, Duda; Schranz, Bozenik, Haraslin

For all of the analysis of Belgium vs Slovakia as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

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