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How England will line-up at Euro 2020 according to bookmakers

We take a look at how England will line-up at Euro 2020 according to the bookmakers, and it makes for very interesting reading.

We’ve started to look at the options that Gareth Southgate has available for his squad and what odds the bookies are placing on each player to be part of the 23-man squad.

How the England national team have got on in recent years in up for much deliberation, though under the leadership of Gareth Southgate, there has been a time that the public fell back in love with international football again after nearly getting to the World Cup Final in 2018, losing to Croatia after extra time in the semi final – of which was the first England had reached since 1990.

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They have since followed that up with a strong performance in the UEFA Nations League by coming in third place for the 2019 Nations League, then finished the Euro 2020 qualifying by topping their group. So now eyes are firmly on potentially going all the way on the European stage with England favourites with many bookies to win the Euros.

Sky Bet’s ‘players to make the Euro 2020 squad’ market has been used to see what the starting XI bookmakers are predicting could be…

Jordan Pickford has been England’s number one for a few years now and has remained the first-choice since his famous performances at the 2018 World Cup, despite strong competition. He is Sky Bet’s number one favourite to be selected for the Euro 2021 squad at odds of 1/10 along with Burnley’s Nick Pope (with the latter more surprising considering he’s usually considered as England third choice).

For many years, England’s defence has been questioned and criticised for not being good enough to compete in major competitions, particularly since the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry retired from international football, without any reliable replacements for them.

This tournament could, therefore, be an opportunity for young centre-backs to make themselves an England regular. With this said, however, the Sky Bet favourite to go to Euro 2021 is understandably the United captain, Harry Maguire at 1/10.

Those who could be set for a Euros called up also include the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (1/8), John Stones (1/6), Ben Chilwell (1/5), Luke Shaw (1/4), Eric Dier (4/11), Kyle Walker (1/2) and Kieran Trippier (5/4).

Right-back Walker was an England regular for many seasons but has found his way out the squad entirely since the rise of players like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier.

Interestingly, Walker’s odds are priced at 1/2, and although perhaps not the player he once was, and with Man City set to be crowned champions again, he will still be in with a shout, especially considering his versatility in moving to centre-back under Southgate.

Elsewhere, 2018 World Cup hero, Trippier, is also worth considering at 5/4, as is the vastly improved Luke Shaw at 1/4.

England’s midfield poses another dilemma for those seeking to add players to their bet slips. There are not many Englishmen in the midfield spots who are dead certs on to head to the Euro’s next year, with Jordan Henderson at 1/6, perhaps the only one who can confidently believe he will be on the plane whilst those in that position has been more experimental of late.

Players such as Jack Grealish, Declan Rice and James Maddison all could be potentially named though has been excluded at some points over the past two years.

Phil Foden will certainly be an appealing option after getting more and more game time, scoring 13 in 37 games to help City climb to the top of the Premier League table.

Whilst everyone would love Jamie Vardy to return to international football, it doesn’t look like he’ll be changing his mind anytime soon.

Odds for Harry Kane being 1/16, along with Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, looks like they’re definitely in unless they suffer injury.

There are, however, some promising odds to consider after impressive performances this season, such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin at 4/9 after starting the season on fire and after slightly going down in form, has still scored 20 goals in 34 games to help lift Everton close to the European places.

Interestingly, only Declan Rice of the Premier League‘s fifth place side West Ham has been listed in this, after all, they went from relegation contenders to potential Champions League/Europa League qualification within a year. It’s not to say there aren’t fans wanting some of their players called up, i.e Jesse Lingard Craig Dawson and Aaron Cresswell.

How England will line-up at Euro 2020 (according to Sky Bet)

Jordan Pickford (1/10), Nick Pope (1/10), Dean Henderson (1/8)

Harry Maguire (1/10), Trent Alexander-Arnold (1/8), John Stones (1/6), Ben Chilwell (1/5), Luke Shaw (1/4), Eric Dier (4/11), Kyle Walker (1/2), Kieran Trippier (5/4)

Declan Rice (1/10), Mason Mount (1/7), Jordan Henderson (1/6), Jack Grealish (1/5), Phil Foden (1/5), James Maddison (1/2), Bukayo Saka (4/7)

Harry Kane (1/16), Jadon Sancho (1/16), Marcus Rashford (1/16), Raheem Sterling (1/16), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (4/9)

THOSE JUST MISSING OUT (according to Sky Bet):
Alex McCarthy (7/2)
Tyrone Mings (5/4)
Michael Keane (13/8)
Reece James (13/8)
Conor Coady (3/1)
Aaron Wan Bissaka (7/2)
Ben Godfrey (6/1)
Ezri Konsa (10/1)
Kalvin Phillips (4/7)
Jesse Lingard (11/4)
Jude Bellingham (3/1)
James Ward-Prowse (7/2)
Curtis Jones (4/1)
Harry Winks (4/1)
Mason Greenwood (7/2)
Tammy Abraham (4/1)
Danny Ings (6/1)
Harvey Barnes (7/1

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