England Euro 2024 Squad Odds: Who will make Gareth Southgate’s team for Euros?

With Euro 2024 looming this summer, the time is nearing for Gareth Southgate to finalise his squad of 23 players. There is the desire from Southgate and some other national managers to repeat the agreed squad increase of 26 players seen in 2021 to take into account the Covid pandemic that delayed Euro 2020, however it is thought UEFA will revert back to a squad size of 23 — current England Euro 2024 squad odds are based on this traditional number.

With many young players making their debuts for their respective club sides and, in turn, the national team recently, Gareth Southgate has some difficult decisions to make come the 21st May. Let’s consider his options by position.

England Euro 2024 squad odds


Jordan Pickford should be a certainty to be ‘on the plane’ — he has been Southgate’s favoured keeper and his consistent Premier League appearances this season so far put him ahead of Aaron Ramsdale, who, although likely to be in the squad, has not seen as much first team football at Arsenal. A third goalkeeper option could be Jack Butland who has been an efficient shot stopper for Rangers this year.

Recent friendlies have included Sam Johnstone and James Trafford in the squad, however Johnstone is currently injured and Trafford has lost number one status at his league club Burnley. That said, Southgate does seem to prefer trusted young players who have plied their trade in the Under 21’s over more mature players who are resurrecting their careers like Butland.

Goalkeepers' odds to be selected

Player Odds by Starsports
Jordan Pickford 1/50
Aaron Ramsdale 1/10
Nick Pope 4/7
Dean Henderson 5/2
James Trafford 5/2
Jack Butland 3/1


Assuming injuries are avoided in the Premier League run in, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and John Stones look certain to form the backbone of the defensive element of Southgate’s squad. He will also be hoping that the experience of Luke Shaw can be added, although he is still struggling with a long term injury. Although Harry Maguire divides opinion amongst fans, his recent England performances have been solid and he looks like another player to be included in the England squad.

Ben Chilwell has featured in recent friendlies but he would appear to be unlikely to force his way into a starting position in a competitive England match. Ezri Konsa is one of the new additions to the England set up and could be a back up option for Southgate’s team. Joe Gomez was recalled to the England squad for the recent friendlies after a four year absence from the international scene and he would be another versatile backup option given his strong performances for Liverpool this season at left back, right back, centre half and in midfield.

Lee Dunk had some ‘run outs’ in the recent friendlies but failed to impose himself, making him an unlikely candidate. Marc Guehi had been a promising breakthrough defender for an evolving England team, however recent surgery has ruled him out of the three Lions’ last two friendlies, bringing into doubt his place in the Euro 2024 squad. 

Reece James’ recent surgery along with his reluctance to join the squad for previous championship qualifiers appears to have ruled him out. Another unlikely inclusion would be Eric Dier despite a resurgence in form following his surprise loan move to Bayern Munich. Finally, despite Everton youngster Jarrad Branthwaite’s recent squad call up he was not used as a substitute in friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, possibly signalling Southgate’s intention to not take him to Euro 2024. Also likely to miss out but a talent for the future is Manchester City defender and midfielder Rico Lewis.

Defenders' odds to be selected

Player Odds by Starsports
Kyle Walker 1/20
John Stones 1/11
Kieran Trippier 1/9
Harry Maguire 1/9
Trent Alexander-Arnold 1/7
Ben Chilwell 1/3
Joe Gomez 4/7
Lewis Dunk 4/5
Luke Shaw 5/6
Marc Guehi 1/1


Selection in midfield, both defensive and attacking will be a real headache for Southgate with a plethora of talent to choose from. There are some near certainties with strong recent performances for both club and country suggesting a place in the squad for Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham and Trent Alexander-Arnold.  Also likely to be included in the squad and hoping to do more than just be an impact substitute is James Maddison.

Those likely to miss the cut despite having tournament experience and/or finding improved form for their clubs include former England Captain Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Connor Gallagher, James Ward-Prowse, Mason Mount, Eberechi Eze and Kalvin Phillips. However, bookmakers believe that some of these players have good chances to join the final squad. So, we've listed them in this article.

Midfielders' odds to be selected

Player Odds by Starsports
Declan Rice 1/50
Jude Bellingham 1/50
Conor Gallagher 1/5
James Maddison 1/4
Kobbie Mainoo 3/10
Jordan Henderson 4/9
Eberechi Eze 10/3
Kalvin Phillips 7/2
Curtis Jones 4/1
Mason Mount 9/1


England have at their disposal one of the most prolific strikers in the world with Harry Kane, and as previously mentioned have an array of attacking midfield talent who can also play as strikers to choose from. The question is who will join him as a strike partner or as a replacement?

It appears to come down to a choice of Ivan Toney, recently returned to the football fold following his ban for breaching betting regulations or Ollie Watkins. Toney’s recent form is stronger and it would appear that his starting place in the last friendly against Belgium is an indication of who Southgate would prefer to take to Germany in the summer. An outside chance despite superb goalscoring form in the Premier League this season is Dominic Solanke — with a bulging squad in other positions and the potential for goals from all areas of the pitch, it is unlikely Southgate will take more than two outright strikers.

Jack Grealish’s recent injury could rule him out of selection although this would be an unpopular choice with fans. Recent squad inclusions who have impressed include Jarrod Bowen — to be used either in midfield or attack - and the young trio of Anthony Gordon, Kobbie Mainoo (listed among the midfielders) and Cole Palmer.

Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden both look certain to be key squad features. Another big call is the status of Marcus Rashford — his inconsistent form this season could mean he misses out on what would’ve seemed a certain place this time last year.

Forwards' odds to be selected

Player Odds by Starsports
Harry Kane 1/33
Bukayo Saka 1/33
Phil Foden 1/25
Ollie Watkins 1/4
Cole Palmer 1/3
Marcus Rashford 1/3
Ivan Toney 3/5
Jack Grealish 5/6
Jarrod Bowen 5/6
Anthony Gordon 11/8
Dominic Solanke 11/2
Raheem Sterling 8/1

The preliminary squad is to be announced on Tuesday, May 21. The final 23-player squad is to be confirmed by Sunday, June 8.