By News Team
24th March 2021
This summer’s Euro 2020 is edging ever closer, which means Gareth Southgate has plenty of homework to do before selecting his final squad for the tournament.
With a set of World Cup qualifiers coming up, players will be desperate to impress the Three Lions boss over the coming week.
We take a look at who is likely to make the final Euro 2020 squad based on the latest odds.
Some players have already sealed their place in the squad, barring injury, ahead of the tournament’s start. England captain Harry Kane (1/50), Raheem Sterling (1/33), Marcus Rashford (1/16) and Jadon Sancho (1/8) should all be shoe-ins in the attack, while Declan Rice (1/12) and Jordan Henderson (1/6) should be joined by Phil Foden (1/10), Jack Grealish (1/7) and Mason Mount (1/7) after the latter trio’s superb 2020/21 campaigns.
According to the betting, in defence Harry Maguire (1/33), Eric Dier (1/5) and Ben Chilwell (1/6) will be joined by John Stones (1/14) and Luke Shaw (1/7) following their recent returns to the England squad, while despite missing out on Southgate’s latest selection, Trent Alexander-Arnold (2/9) is also expected to make the cut. As for the goalkeepers, the trio of Dean Henderson (1/10), Nick Pope (1/9) and Jordan Pickford (1/7) will all be in the squad this summer, according to the betting.
Yet given how much competition there is among England’s attackers this season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (2/7), Bukayo Saka (8/13) and Ollie Watkins (4/1) will all be hoping to be among Southgate’s attacking selections as well, while James Maddison (8/13), Kalvin Phillips (4/5), Jude Bellingham (10/11) and James Ward-Prowse (7/4) will all be eager to be included in his midfield picks following strong seasons.
In defence, Tyrone Mings (1/2), Reece James (8/15), Kyle Walker (8/13) and Kieran Trippier (Evens) have all impressed this term and will be disappointed not to make the cut, while Sam Johnstone (9/2) will be hoping to crash the goalkeeping party after earning a call-up to Southgate’s latest squad.
With so many attackers at Southgate’s disposal, there’s going to be some unhappy faces, with Danny Ings (7/1), Mason Greenwood (7/1), Callum Hudson-Odoi (7/1), Harvey Barnes (7/1), Tammy Abraham (7/1) and Patrick Bamford (8/1) all looking like having outside chances at best.
As for midfielders, Jesse Lingard (7/4) is hoping to make a late bid following his fine start to life at West Ham, while Harry Winks (5/1), Dele Alli (15/2) and Ross Barkley (8/1) may all find themselves missing the cut. Michael Keane (7/4) will be seeking to land a defensive spot but could miss out along with the likes of Conor Coady (9/4), Ezri Konsa (5/1) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (6/1).