The Scout: EURO 2024 Matchday 7

Slovenia v Serbia

Striker Benjamin Sesko impressed as Slovenia picked up a point against Denmark. The 21-year-old was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. Coach Matjaz Kek has no injury concerns in his squad and is confident that they can build on the experience gained in the opener. No changes are expected.

Captain Dusan Tadic was a surprise omission from the Serbian team that lost to England, but he could come back in to replace Filip Kostic who is set to miss the rest the tournament with a knee ligament injury. More is needed from Dusan Vlahovic if he is to continue supporting Aleksandar Mitrovic in attack.

Serbia WIN

Denmark v England

Denmark had to settle for a point in their first game and may opt to keep the same starting eleven. Christian Eriksen provided a feel-good story with his well taken goal against Slovenia. If coach Kasper Hjulmand is to make any changes, Christian Norgaard and Joakim Maehle are the most obvious contenders for a spot.

England got the job done against Serbia, but they need to improve on their performance. Trent Alexander-Arnold didn’t convince in a midfield role, and there is debate over whether Gareth Southgate should persist with him there. In better news, Luke Shaw is nearing a return from injury and would add much needed balance to the left side.

England WIN

Spain v Italy

A scintillating first half showing by Spain put paid to Croatia and sent a statement to the rest of the group. They are expected to keep the same starting eleven, meaning 16-year-old Lamine Yamal keeps his place and Fabian Ruiz gets another chance to impress in midfield. Should reinforcements be required, the like of Dani Olmo, Alex Grimaldo, and Mikel Oyarzabal.

Italy recovered well from going a goal down early to Albania and the reigning champions will look to build on the character shown. Gianluca Mancini and Bryan Cristante are two contenders to come into the team in defence and midfield respectively, most likely at the expense of Riccardo Calafiori and Lorenzo Pellegrini. Gianluca Scamacca’s place up front could come under threat from Mateo Retegui.

Spain WIN


Aleksandar Mitrovic – Over 0.5 shots on target

England – Win and Under 4.5 total goals

Spain v Italy – Both teams to score

@ 4.81*

*Odds correct as at 9am, 20th June 2024.

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