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EURO 2024 Preview: Serbia vs England Prediction, Preview, and Odds (June 16)

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  • England kick off their Group C campaign at EURO 2024 against Serbia
  • It is the first ever meeting between these two nations

One of the pre-tournament favorites to win EURO 2024 kick off their campaign at the Veltins Arena on Sunday, June 16, as England take on Serbia. Only a victory for the Three Lions will keep the pressure off Gareth Southgate’s shoulders in Gelsenkirchen.


How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 3:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • How To Watch: FOX

Odds

Match ResultOdds
Serbia+550
Draw+375
England-223

Match Preview

England’s hopes of ending their long wait for a major international honor kick off in Germany on Sunday, as the Three Lions look to get off to a winning start when they take on Serbia. Gareth Southgate has led his nation to a final and one semi-final in recent major tournaments, but a first success since 1966 still eludes the nation.

However, this could be the summer to end that long wait, with Southgate able to call upon a wealth of attacking talent. Harry Kane will be a key star for England, while Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham also boast world-class talent in the final third. But, the Three Lions will need to bounce back from a disappointing outing in their final warm-up match after losing against Iceland.

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Serbia will be playing at their first EUROs since 2000 this summer, and they could be a nation that is set to upset the odds. They have twice finished as runners-up in the tournament, and they have made it out of the group stage in all but one of their five appearances at the EUROs.

They come into the tournament in reliable recent form after winning two of their last three internationals. Serbia warmed up for this opening match with an excellent 3-0 win away from home against Sweden last weekend. However, they have come up short against the most talented nations over the last 12 months after suffering defeats against Belgium and Hungary.


Serbia vs England Prediction

England have had recent issues when it has come to breaking down defensive-minded teams. That would be a slight concern ahead of this opening match, but we still expect the Three Lions to kick off with a narrow success in Germany.

Free Pick:

  • England
Alex Dudley
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