Euro 2021: Paddy traders name England team most likely to start v Croatia

England kick off their Euros campaign against World Cup foes Croatia.


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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Whether a European Championship group-stage victory makes up for defeat in the World Cup semi-finals is a question for another day but England have the chance to get one over Croatia this summer.

Gareth Southgate names his Three Lions squad for Euro 2020 on Tuesday May 25 but Joe Public have a rough idea who will make the 26-man group thanks to the international fixtures over the course of the season.

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The England boss appears to have his favourites and the likes of John Stones, Mason Mount and Harry Kane should be nailed-on starters after impressive years at club level.

And if you think you can predict Southgate’s starting XI down to a tee for the opening Group D game against Croatia then there’s cash to be had.

We’ve cooked up a special market with a whole host of predicted England XIs for the big game on Sunday June 13.

And Paddy’s trusty traders have named the XI they think is most likely to take to the pitch against Croatia, which is currently available at 6/1 on our Football Specials tab.

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Shaw, Maguire, Stones; Phillips, Rice, Mount; Foden, Kane, Sterling

Phil Foden’s brilliant form for Manchester City has increased his chances of supporting Kane in attack, which could leave Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling battling it out for the third and final spot up front.

Our traders believe Sterling has the edge over Rashford – but a starting XI with the Manchester United man getting the nod is available at 8/1.

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Shaw, Maguire, Stones; Mount, Rice, Phillips; Kane, Foden, Rashford

The third most likely XI at 9/1, according to Paddy’s traders, features the same goalkeeper, back four and midfield trio as the two teams above, with the only alteration seeing Sterling and Rashford start at Foden’s expense.

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Shaw, Maguire, Stones; Mount, Rice, Phillips; Kane, Sterling, Rashford

A total of 31 combinations are available on our Football Specials tab ranging from 10/1 to 90/1 so why not head over there now to have a look.


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