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Uefa Euro 2020 football predictions, starting XI and fixtures: Monday 14 June

Spain open up against Sweden, Poland meet Slovakia and the Czech Republic are in Scotland. Three more group fixtures on Monday in Euro 2020.

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The Euro 2020 fixtures keep coming thick and fast on Monday, with another trio of matches across the continent.

Three-time European champions Spain are at home in Seville tackle Sweden in Group E in the late game, after Poland have kicked off the pool against Slovakia in St Petersburg.

Scotland, meanwhile, mark their return to major tournament football when they welcome the Czech Republic to Glasgow’s Hampden Park in Group D.

Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic

Scotland return to the European Championship for the first time since 1996 on Monday, with home ground advantage to boot against the Czech Republic in Group D.

Hampden Park is the venue as Steve Clarke’s side seek an opening win to put the heat on Auld Enemy England in the pool stage.

A third-placed finish in qualifying behind Belgium and Russia proved no barrier as the Tartan Army progressed through a dramatic play-off success on penalties over Serbia in Belgrade.

The Czechs made it safely through Group A behind England, giving themselves a shot at bettering their pool stage exit in France five years ago.

Billy Gilmour is a livewire presence for the Scots, who are sweating on the Chelsea youngster’s fitness for the opener.

Fans of the English Premier League will also see Tomas Soucek running the Czech midfield and Vladimir Coufal at the back, off the back of a fine domestic season with West Ham for the pair.

Probable Scotland Starting XI: David Marshall, Jack Hendry, Grant Hanley, Kieran Tierney, Stephen O’Donnell, Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor, John McGinn, Andy Robertson, Lyndon Dykes, Che Adams.

Probable Czech Republic Starting XI: Tomas Vaclik, Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Tomas Kalas, Jan Boril, Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral, Lukas Masopust, Vladimir Darida, Jakub Jankto, Patrik Schick.

Group E: Poland vs Slovakia

Poland and Slovakia kick off the Group E action at Euro 2020 when they clash on Monday evening in St Petersburg.

The pair are competing for what could be a pivotal opening three points in a pool that also contains Spain and Sweden.

Robert Lewandowski inspired the Poles to the quarter-finals at France 2016, in only their third appearance at the tournament.

They cruised through an otherwise congested Group G with just one defeat and only five goals conceded, ahead of Austria, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Israel.

Qualifying Group E was equally crowded, as Slovakia finished third, a point below Wales and a point above Hungary, with Croatia topping the lot.

It was enough to book a play-off place, where they saw off first the Republic then Northern Ireland in successive knockout clashes.

Plenty rests on the shoulders of Lewandowski for the Poles, who come into the competition missing the likes of Krzysztof Piatek and Arkadiusz Milik.

Captain and star man Marek Hamsik should be fit enough for the opening tie, despite injuring a calf towards the end of the domestic campaign.

Probable Poland Starting XI: Wojciech Szczesny, Bartosz Bereszynski, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Maciej Rybus, Kamil Jozwiak, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, Jakub Moder, Robert Lewandowski, Dawid Kownacki.

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

Group E: Spain vs Sweden

Euro 2020 shifts to Seville on Monday night, as Spain look to make the most of home advantage in their Group E opener with Sweden.

Back-to-back champions in 2008 and 2012, either side of winning the World Cup in 2010, La Roja’s star has waned badly since.

Reaching the Round of 16 was as good as it got in France five years ago but they came through strongly in qualifying this time, dropping just two points to finish above their opening opponents.

Sweden’s second-placed finish ensured their safe passage, where they will look to progress beyond the group stage for the first time since 2004.

Sergio Busquets is ruled out for the Spanish thanks to a positive Covid-19 test, while Gerard Moreno is likely to lead the line.

With veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic missing through injury despite coming out of international retirement, Alexander Isak and Marcus Berg will likely line up at the sharp end.

Probable Spain Starting XI: Unai Simon, Marcos Llorente, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Thiago, Rodri, Koke, Ferran Torres, Gerard Moreno, Dani Olmo.

Probable Sweden Starting XI: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Filip Helander, Ludwig Augustinsson, Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Kristoffer Olsson, Emil Forsberg, Alexander Isak, Marcus Berg.

Euro 2020 predictions for 14 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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