Euro 2020: Predictions, fixtures and probable starting XIs: Tuesday 29 June

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The quarter-final draw is fully decided at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, as the Round of 16 comes to its conclusion in barnstorming fashion.

England and Germany face their date with destiny, as the old rivals go head-to-head with the Three Lions having home advantage at Wembley Stadium.

One of Sweden and Ukraine will then polish off the last eight when they meet at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

Round of 16: England vs Germany

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It doesn’t get much bigger than this in European football, as England and Germany clash at the Round of 16 stage at Euro 2020 on Tuesday.

An idiosyncratic schedule has left the English with home advantage at London’s Wembley Stadium, while whichever side that makes it through will fancy their chances in an otherwise favourable knockout pathway.

England finished top of Group D without conceding a goal, beating Croatia in their opener and the Czech Republic in the final pool fixture.

They’ve already had a taste of rival action, too, with Auld Enemy Scotland returning north of the border having pocketed a point from a goalless draw in the English capital.

The Germans are nothing if not battle hardened, having come oh so close to being knocked out of the group of death.

Defeat to France by the only goal in their Group F opener set a worrying tone, which was blown apart thanks to a storming 4-2 success over reigning champions Portugal in Munich.

Slipping behind twice to minnows Hungary in the final game, however, was not in the script and left long-serving coach Joachim Low staring at an early exit in his final competition at the helm.

But salvaging a draw late on booked their tickets for a trip across the English Channel and an almighty tussle.

The readiness of Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell remains in question for the hosts, after the pair were forced to isolate in line with Covid-19 protocols.

Don’t be surprised to see coach Gareth Southgate switch to a back three, either, which could see experienced Kyle Walker tuck in.

The Germans are in good shape on the fitness front, with Leon Goretzka and Thomas Muller pushing for starting berths.

Only reserves Jonas Hofmann and Lukas Klostermann look to be doubtful for the trip.

Probable England Starting XI: Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Luke Shaw, Phil Foden, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling.

Probable Germany Starting XI: Manuel Neuer, Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Toni Kroos, Robin Gosens, Thomas Muller, Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry.

Round of 16: Sweden vs Ukraine

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Sweden and Ukraine scrap it out on Tuesday to become the final name in the quarter-final draw at Euro 2020.

It’ll be a wave of yellow and blue at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, as the Round of 16 comes to a head.

The Swedes come into the fixture full of confidence, too, after topping Group E ahead of 2012 European champions Spain.

It was a draw with the Spanish in Seville that paved the way for wins over Slovakia and Poland, as they grow into the competition with each passing match.

Ukraine, by contrast, made it to the last 16 by the skin of their teeth.

Just three points, secured at the expense of whipping boys North Macedonia, saw them squeak through in third place behind the Netherlands and Austria.

They did at least show some spirit in mounting a two-goal comeback against the Dutch in Amsterdam, before going down to a late winner.

Nothing much to report for Sweden on the injury front, with much of their attacking responsibility falling on the shoulders of youngster Alexander Isak.

Denys Popov and Oleksandr Zubkov are both doubtful for the Ukrainians, while Ruslan Malinovskiy may have to content himself with a place among the substitutes.

Probable Sweden Starting XI: Robin Olsen, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Marcus Danielson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Kristoffer Olsen, Emil Forsberg, Alexander Isak, Marcus Berg.

Probable Ukraine Starting XI: Georgi Bushchan, Oleksandr Karavaev, Illia Zabarnyi, Mykola Matvienko, Vitalii Mykolenko, Mykola Shaparenko, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Ruslan Malinovskiy.

Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing, but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

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