The Scout: Euro 2024 Matchday 4

Group E – Romania v Ukraine

Romania captain Nicolae Stanciu is the key man, one of only two players in the squad to have cracked double figures for international goals. Tottenham Hotspur defender Radu Dragusin is a really good prospect at just 22 years of age. Denis Dragus is expected to start up front, flanked by Parma duo Valentin Mihaili and Dennis Man.

Ukraine striker Artem Dovbyk is coming off an amazing season for Girona, finishing as La Liga’s top goalscorer. Mykhailo Mudryk is a match winner on his day but has had an inconsistent last 12 months or so. Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko is out, meaning Oleksandr Zinchenko should switch to left back from central midfield.

Ukraine WIN @ $1.89*

Group E – Belgium v Slovakia

Belgium have underperformed at recent tournaments so will be keen to get this campaign off to a good start. Thomas Meunier, Jan Vertonghen, and Arthur Theate are all doubtful meaning there are decisions to be made at the back. Further forward, Kevin De Bruyne, Leandro Trossard and Jeremy Doku will look to provide the ammunition for Romelu Lukaku.

For Slovakia, Denis Vavro and Juraj Kucka are expected to be fit following recent injury concerns. Milan Skriniar is arguably their most important player at the heart of the defence, while Ondrej Duda and Robert Bozenik will be hoping to cause Belgium problems at the other end.

Belgium WIN @ $1.41*

Group D – Austria v France

The loss of David Alaba to an ACL injury cannot be understated for Austria who will now lean on the likes of Marcel Sabitzer, Michael Gregoritsch, and Christoph Baumgartner. The experienced Marko Arnautovic is another option, most probably from the bench. Konrad Laimer and Nicolas Seiwald are the likely midfield duo, while Bologna’s Stefan Posch will be important at the back.

France boast one of the strongest squads in tournament, spearheaded by superstar Kylian Mbappe. Ousmane Dembele, Marcus Thuram, and Antoine Griezmann offer a mix of explosiveness, creativity, and an eye for goal in support. Aurelien Tchouameni is a doubt for this game having suffered an injury in the recent Champions League Final. Adrien Rabiot should deputise.

France WIN @ $1.48*


Ukraine – Win

Belgium – Win

France – Kylian Mbappe over 1.5 shots on target

@ $4.46*

*Odds correct as at 10am, 17th June 2024

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