England vs Slovakia

England vs Slovakia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024


  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Sunday, June 330
  • Kick-off Time: 05:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Veltins-Arena, Germany

England national football team will go head-to-head in their round-of-16 of the Euro 2024 campaign when they take on the Slovakia national football team at the Veltins-Arena. The Three Lions are expected to book their spot in the quarter-finals despite a sluggish start to the summer tournament.

England will aim for a positive outcome on Sunday against a side who have struggled for wins against the Three Lions. Gareth Southgate’s side have made a disheartening start to the campaign, registering only two goals in three games. They are arguably the biggest underperformers in the tournament as they have struggled to find any form of stability since the start of Euro 2024. England’s performance has caused an uproar among the fans, with much of the discontent directed towards the manager.

As for Slovakia, they had a fantastic campaign under manager Francesco Calzona as they finished third in Group C with three points. But they have a poor track record against England and will be bracing themselves for a monumental challenge in this knockout tie.

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England vs Slovakia Team News

England squad
England squad (Getty Images)

England national football team news

Manager Gareth Southgate ruled out Luke Shaw in England’s final group game against Slovenia but he could play a part in this tie. After an underwhelming display from Trent Alexander-Arnold in his last game, Kobbie Mainoo could pair up with Declan Rice in the centre of midfield, with Jude Bellingham occupying the No.10 spot. Phil Foden has left the camp temporarily for personal reasons and Saka could be deputized in the left wing with Palmer starting from the right.

Slovakia national football team news

Slovakia Squad
Slovakia Squad (Getty Images)

Manager Francesco Calzona will name an unchanged starting XI for Sunday’s tie against England. He has been consistent with his lineup with with David Strelec for Róbert Boženík, the only change in the lineup. Captain Milan Skriniar will start at the heart of Slovenia’s defence.

England vs Slovakia Predicted Lineups

England national football team Predicted lineup:

Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi, Trippier; Mainoo, Rice; Saka, Bellingham, Palmer; Kane

Slovakia national football team Predicted lineup:

Dubravka; Pekarik, Vavro, Skriniar, Hancko; Kucka, Lobotka, Duda; Schranz, Bozenik, Haraslin

England vs Slovakia Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off six times in the past, with England winning five games and losing none. The other game ended in a draw.

Last five results:

England 2-1 Slovakia – FIFA World Cup – September 4, 2017
Slovakia 0-1 England – FIFA World Cup – September 4, 2016
Slovakia 0-0 England – UEFA European Championship – June 20, 2016
England 4-0 Slovakia – International Friendly – March 28, 2009
England 2-1 Slovakia – UEFA European Championship – June 11, 2003

Key Players to Watch out for

Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham (Getty Images)

The Real Madrid attacker was England’s match-winner in England’s opening game against Serbia. Jude Bellingham was instrumental in leading Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League trophies. Last season, Bellingham scored 23 goals for Los Blancos across all competitions. Bellingham is one of the standout performers in this Euro 2024 tournament, despite England’s flat start to the summer competition.

Milan Skriniar

Milan Skriniar
Milan Skriniar (Getty Images)

The PSG defender will be leading his country Slovakia deep into the Euro 2024 tournament and will earn his 71st cap against England on Sunday. Skriniar joined PSG on a free transfer last summer and made 24 appearances in Ligue 1 last season. But things haven’t worked out for the 29-year-old as PSG are ready to part ways with the defender this summer after just one season.

England vs Slovakia Prediction

England’s national football team are coming off a 0-0 stalemate with Slovenia in their final group game of the Euro 2024 campaign. The Three Lions qualified with five points to the knockout rounds after three games. Southgate’s side are yet to find their stride, scoring only goals from their three goals. While they haven’t been the most convincing team in the group stages, England are expected to book a spot in the quarter-finals against either Italy or Switzerland.

Slovakia national football team, meanwhile, have endured an impressive spell at the European Championship as the underdogs qualifying for their first-ever knockout rounds of the competition. They finished third with four points from three games which was enough to book their spots in the round of 16. They have a poor record against England and are yet to secure a win.

Predicted Score: England 2-0 Slovakia 

Where to Watch England vs Slovakia Live?

QWhere to watch England vs Slovakia live in India?

The England vs Slovakia game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch England vs Slovakia live game in UK?

The game between England and Slovakia will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch England vs Slovakia in USA?

The match between England and Slovakia will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the England vs Slovakia game in England?

The England vs Slovakia will be live across BBC TV Sport, and ITV UK for England fans.

Q. Where to watch England vs Slovakia live in Slovakia?

The England vs Slovakia game will be available on MARKIZA TV Slovakia for Slovakia fans.

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