Serbia vs England Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Euro 2024 Group C game between Serbia and England taking place on Sunday, June 16th.

 
8:30am on Sunday 16th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Euro 2024 heats up, one of the most anticipated matches is Serbia vs. England. Taking place at the Veltins-Arena on June 16, 2024, this clash promises to be a thrilling encounter between two teams eager to make their mark.

Here's a detailed look at the prediction, form, team news, and more for this exciting matchup.

Team Form and Performance

Serbia's Journey

Serbia, led by head coach Dragan Stojkovic, enters Euro 2024 with a mixed bag of qualifying results.

They secured four wins from eight contests, finishing as runners-up behind Hungary in their qualifying group.

Despite their inconsistent form, Serbia boasts a strong squad featuring notable players like Dusan Vlahovic, Dusan Tadic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Their recent performances include wins against Cyprus and Sweden, although they suffered a narrow defeat to Austria.

England's Campaign

England, under the guidance of Gareth Southgate, had an unbeaten qualification period.

The Three Lions topped their group with six wins, including two revenge victories over reigning champions Italy.

However, recent friendly matches have shown a dip in form, with only one win from five games.

England's squad is filled with incredible talent, including Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, and Harry Kane, who are all expected to play crucial roles in this tournament.

Team News and Lineups

Serbia's Key Players and Lineup

Serbia has a full squad available, with no injury concerns. Stojkovic is likely to deploy a lineup featuring:

Goalkeeper: Vanja Milinkovic-Savic

Defenders: Milos Veljkovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Strahinja Pavlovic

Midfielders: Andrija Zivkovic, Nemanja Maksimovic, Sasa Lukic, Filip Kostic

Forwards: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic

England's Squad Updates

England has also avoided significant injury issues, with only Luke Shaw being a doubt for the opener. The probable starting XI includes:

Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford

Defenders: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Marc Guehi, Kieran Trippier

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham

Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Harry Kane

Prediction

Based on current form and squad strength, England is favored to win this encounter. Serbia's reliance on aerial dominance, especially with key players like Mitrovic, might see them breach England's defence.

However, England's superior attacking quality and depth should see them prevail.

Our Prediction: Serbia 1-2 England

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

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