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Serbia vs England – Match Preview

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The European Championship is underway, with Serbia and England set to clash in an exciting Group C opener. The match is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th, at the Arena Auf Schalke. It will begin at 19:00 GMT. Both teams are looking to start their campaigns on a high note, as they currently have no points or goals. Bookmakers favor an English victory. However, Serbia aims to leverage the neutral venue to surprise their opponents.

Serbia – Form

Serbia’s performance has been inconsistent recently. They secured a 3-0 victory against Sweden in their last match on June 8, 2024. This result was unexpected by many. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Dusan Tadic scored, highlighting Serbia’s attacking quality. Before this, they suffered a 2:1 defeat to Austria on June 4. However, they managed a 1:0 win over Cyprus, meeting expectations. Serbia has shown they can surprise on the field.

England – Form

England’s recent results have been unpredictable. Their last game, on June 7, 2024, ended in a 1-0 loss to Iceland. This was a surprising outcome. Before this, they achieved a 3-0 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Goals came from Cole Palmer, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Harry Kane. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Belgium in the preceding match. England’s recent form has been inconsistent, raising questions about their readiness for this match.

Serbia – England – Head to Head

The teams last met on June 3, 2003, with England winning 2:1 in a friendly match. They have faced each other only once in the last decade, with England winning. Both teams scored in that match, indicating competitive encounters. This will be their first meeting in 21 years, taking place at the neutral Arena Auf Schalke.

Serbia – England – Standings

As the European Championship begins, Serbia and England are at the starting point in Group C. They are yet to play their first tournament match. The Arena Auf Schalke will host this initial clash on neutral ground. Bookmakers see England as the favorites. The teams’ current standings, Serbia at 3rd and England at 2nd, will soon be tested.

Serbia vs England – Top scorers

Serbia has shown a diverse scoring ability this season. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic leads with 2 goals. Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Strahinja Pavlovic have each scored once. This demonstrates a threat from various areas on the pitch. Nikola Milenkovic is yet to score in the tournament.

For England, Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham have each scored twice. Trent Alexander-Arnold has added a goal from defense. Phil Foden and Cole Palmer have also scored, showing a wide range of scoring sources. England’s attack is versatile and potent.

Serbia vs England – Full-Time Betting

England is the favorite with odds at 1.45 for a win. Serbia’s victory odds stand at 6.50, with a draw at 4.75. England’s form and fewer injuries give them an advantage, despite the neutral venue. Serbia’s strong home performance could be a factor. However, England’s recent away record and their win in the last head-to-head match suggest they are likely to win.

For those looking at other betting options, the “halftime-fulltime” bet on England is at 1.952. The “draw-no-bet” for England is at 1.167. The “double-chance” bet for an England win or draw offers lower risk at odds of 1.182.

Serbia vs England – Over/Under Betting

The odds for “Over 2.5” and “Under 2.5” goals are both set at 1.91. The teams’ last match ended 2:1. Serbia’s recent games have shown varied results. England’s last five matches have mostly featured fewer goals. Given England’s defensive strength and Serbia’s performance, the “Under 2.5” goals option at 1.91 might appeal to cautious bettors. Those seeking more risk might opt for the “Over 2.5” goals, expecting an open match.

Serbia vs England – BTTS Betting

The odds are 2.00 for “BTTS: Yes” and 1.727 for “BTTS: No.” The teams’ last meeting saw both scoring. Serbia’s recent matches have had mixed results regarding this bet. England’s latest games have mostly seen one or no team scoring. The defensive records of both teams suggest that “BTTS: No” at 1.727 is a probable outcome for this match.

Serbia vs England – Prediction