England v Denmark line-ups: Team news and predicted XI ahead of Euro 2024 fixture

England v Denmark line-ups: Team news and predicted XI ahead of Euro 2024 fixture

England take on Denmark in their second game of Euro 2024 looking to improve on a nervy win over Serbia in their opening fixture.

Jude Bellingham’s first-half goal was enough to clinch three points, but Gareth Southgate’s side rarely looked in control in the second half and rode their luck at times.

Denmark shared a draw with Slovenia in their opening match, after Christian Eriksen’s early goal delighted fans in his first European Championship appearance since collapsing on the pitch three years ago.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Group C fixture.

What is the team news?

England have no fresh injury concerns after their opening win against Serbia, although Luke Shaw trained away from the group as the left back continues an individualised programme after returning from injury. He is unlikely to feature, with Kieran Trippier set to continue at left-back.

It would make sense for Southgate to go with roughly the same starting line-up, as he appears to have consolidated his favoured eleven. Although there are still question marks about who plays next to Declan Rice in midfield, expect Trent Alexander-Arnold to start once more, given his encouraging performance in the opener.

For Denmark, expect a similar line-up to the one that began the draw against Slovenia, with several players – including Andreas Christensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Christian Eriksen and Morten Hjulmand appearing undroppable. If they are struggling in attack, we may see Mikkel Damsgaard or Kasper Dolberg off the bench, but the starting XI appears fairly rigid.

Predicted line-ups

Denmark: Schmeichel; Andersen, Christensen, Vestergaard; Bah, Hjulmand, Hojbjerg, Kristiansen; Eriksen; Wind, Hojlund

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi, Trippier; Rice, Alexander-Arnold; Foden, Bellingham, Saka; Kane

When is Denmark v England?

The match will kick off at 5pm BST on Thursday 20 June at the Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt.

What TV channel is it on?

Denmark vs England will be shown live on BBC One and iPlayer, with coverage starting at 4pm. You can find a full list of which channel is showing each match here.

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Denmark – 4/1

Draw – 21/10

England – 8/15


England have the perfect chance to ensure qualification for the round of 16 and the opportunity to rest players in their final group game, so expect a determined performance to try and answer the questions posed after their nervy opening win. The Three Lions should have enough quality in midfield and attack to beat Denmark, though the impressive defensive duo of Stones and Geuhi will need to be way of the threat of players such as Eriksen, Hojlund and Hjulmand. Denmark 0-2 England

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