Euro 2024

England v Serbia: Southgate will name this 10/3 starting XI

Gareth Southgate and Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold is fancied to start v Serbia

England are on their way to Germany with their first Group C game against Serbia taking place on Sunday 16 June, and the Betfair Sportsbook says this will be Gareth Southgate's starting XI...


Trent to get the nod

Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to get the nod ahead of Conor Gallagher to start in England's midfield against Serbia when the Three Lions commence their Euro 2024 Group C campaign next Sunday.

Following a Player of the Match performance against Bosnia last week as well as being England's most dangerous player when coming on as a substitute in Friday's 1-0 defeat to Iceland, Alexander-Arnold is now 1/21.50 on the Betfair Sportsbook to be in Gareth Southgate's starting XI to face Serbia.

In what looks like a straight fight to play alongside Declan Rice in front of the back four, Gallagher is out to 8/131.61 to start on Sunday after the Chelsea midfielder was an un-used substitute against Iceland.

Trippier to start ahead of unfit Shaw

Versatile full-back Kieran Trippier looks set to start at left-back against Serbia after Luke Shaw - still recovering from a thigh injury - wasn't even named as a substitute on Friday night.

The Newcastle defedner - who usually plays on the right of a four-man defence for his club - is 1/31.33 to start on Sunday, and he is the only other player available to back at bigger than 1/71.14 to be named in Southgate's starting XI.

Marc Guehi 1/71.14, John Stones 1/71.14 and Kyle Walker 1/101.10 look set to complete England' defence for their Group C opener.

Short prices picks for remaining places

In front of England's defence Declan Rice is just 1/201.05 to start on Sunday, while Bukayo Saka 1/71.14, Phil Foden 1/16 and Jude Bellingham 1/201.05 are all available to back at prohibitive odds to get starting berths behind striker Harry Kane 1/16.

Jordan Pickford 1/331.03 is almost certain to return in goal for the Three Lions after being rested against Iceland.

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Despite the 1-0 defeat to Iceland on Friday night, England remain 3/14.00 favourites to win Euro 2024 and they can be backed at 1/31.33 to get off to winning start on Sunday evening.

Southgate's men are also 1/31.33 to win Group C which contains Denmark and Slovenia alongside Serbia.


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