Uefa Euro 2020 latest predictions, starting XIs and fixtures for Wednesday 23 June

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It’s all about the knockouts from here on in at Euro 2020, as the final shake up in Group E and Group F is decided on Wednesday.

Anything could happen in the group of death, with France, Germany and Portugal split by a single point.

Portugal and France contest a tantalizing finale in Budapest, while much-improved Germany have Hungary in their sights on home soil in Munich.

Spain are in need of a performance earlier in the day as they tackle gutsy Slovakia, while Group E leaders Sweden go up against Poland.

Group E: Slovakia vs Spain

Spain are on the back foot as they attempt to squeeze through Group E at Euro 2020 on Wednesday against Slovakia.

They step out in Seville for a third time, with home advantage having yet to help Luis Enrique’s misfiring side.

Draws against Sweden and Poland have seen tensions rise for the supposedly improved nation, whose form slipped off a cliff following back-to-back Euros wins in 2008 and 2012, not to mention the 2010 World Cup to boot.

They’re even a point behind second-placed Slovakia coming into the final round of fixtures, with the underdogs having pulled off a shock win over Poland in St Petersburg.

Sergio Busquets looks to have recovered from his bout of Covid-19 and not before time, with Spain keen to include the Barcelona star as soon as possible.

Ivan Schranz is ruled out through injury for the Slovakians, who are also without Denis Vavro following his positive coronavirus test.

Probable Slovakia Starting XI: Martin Dubravka, Peter Pekarik, Lubomir Satka, Milan Skriniar, Tomas Hubocan, Juraj Kucka, Patrik Hrosovsky, Lukas Haraslin, Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak, Ondrej Duda.

Probable Spain Starting XI: Unai Simon, Marcos Llorente, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba, Koke, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Dani Olmo.

Group E: Sweden vs Poland

Top versus bottom in Group E at Euro 2020 on Wednesday sees Sweden looking to protect their qualification place against a Poland side still in with a shout of qualifying for the knockouts.

The Swedes have four points from their opening two fixtures, frustrating the living daylights out of Spain for an opening draw before beating Slovakia by the only goal last Friday.

A point was also the prize for the Poles against the increasingly anxious Spaniards, albeit off the back of a shock defeat to the Slovakian minnows.

Mikael Lustig looks to be in good shape following his injury concern earlier in the tournament for Sweden, while Dejan Kulusevski should also be fit following a bout of Covid-19.

Grzegorz Krychowiak is back in contention for Poland following his suspension, with plenty still resting on the shoulders of Robert Lewandowski at the sharp end.

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

Probable Poland Starting XI: Wojciech Szczesny, Bartosz Bereszynski, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Kamil Jozwiak, Mateusz Klich, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, Tymoteusz Puchacz, Robert Lewandowski, Karol Swiderski.

Group F: Germany vs Hungary

Hungary beware on Wednesday, as they go to Munich to tackle resurgent Germany in the final round of Group F fixtures at Euro 2020.

The Germans endured a pointless start to the competition when Mats Hummels’ own goal gave world champions France a victory by the only goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo put them behind against Portugal, too, with outgoing coach Joachim Low beginning to think about an end to his illustrious reign at the pool stage.

But they roared back to win 4-2 and send a message to the rest of the continent with a spectacular performance.

It leaves them second in the table ahead of the Portuguese and the Hungarians, who have a single point from their shock draw with France.

Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, Ilkay Gundogan and Lukas Klostermann all missed German training this week, leaving them doubtful for the group finale.

Their opponents could go unchanged, particularly if Adam Szalai is in good shape despite taking a knock to the head.

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

Probable Hungary Starting XI: Peter Gulacsi, Endre Botka, Willi Orban, Attila Szalai, Loic Nego, Laszlo Kleinheisler, Adam Nagy, Andras Schafer, Attila Fiola, Adam Szalai, Roland Sallai.

Group F: Portugal vs France

A massive Group F clash in Budapest helps pull the curtain down on the pool stage on Wednesday night, as France and Portugal collide.

The reigning World Cup and European Championship winners meet with knockout places far from confirmed, sitting either side of second-placed Germany in the group of death.

It started perfectly for Les Bleus thanks to a 1-0 win over the Germans, but they were unable to seal three points against spirited Hungary last time out.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s men popped in three late goals to see off the Hungarians in their opener before going ahead against Joachim Low’s side.

But they blasted in four goals of their own to leave the Portuguese chasing shadows – and likely needing at least a point from this one to take their title defence to the next stage.

Ousmane Dembele looks to be the only injury casualty for the French, with all the stars shining in the form of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Co.

Ronaldo will look to inspire one last effort from his side, who are similarly injury free and with the likes of Rafa Silva and Renato Sanches pushing for starts.

Probable Portugal Starting XI: Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Danilo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Probable France Starting XI: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez, Adrien Rabiot, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe.

Euro 2020 predictions for 23 June

Prediction methodology explainedThe 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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