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Euro 2024: Slovenia vs Serbia predicted line-ups, formations

Slovenia will take on Serbia in their second Group C match before Euro 2024 at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Thursday.

Manager Matjaz Kek is likely to field a team similar to the opener with little experience apart from captain and goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who is playing in his first major tournament.

But several promising youngsters will look to make their mark, including 20-year-old forward Benjamin Sesko, who scored five goals in the qualifying campaign and fired a shot off the woodwork against Denmark.

The mood in the Serbian camp is clearly different after a 1-0 defeat to England, which left manager Dragan Stojkovic’s side bottom of the group. Despite a spirited performance against the group favourites, news that midfielder Filip Kostic was likely to suffer a ligament injury in his left knee dampened Serbian optimism after the match.

Serbia will nevertheless look to repeat their second-half performance against England, when they piled on the pressure and brought on more attacking players in search of an equalizer.

Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic will also test the Slovenian backline, but one concern is the reported dissatisfaction of captain Dusan Tadic, who criticized the team selection after Stojkovic left him on the bench and only introduced him after an hour.

(input from Reuters)

Before the big clash, Sports star predicts the starting 11 of the two teams.

Slovenia vs Serbia predicted XI

Slovenia (4-5-1): Oblak (GK); Karnicnik, Drkusic, Bijol, Janza; Stojanovic, Gorenc Stankovic, Gnezda Cerin, Mlakar; Sporar, Sesko

Serbia (3-4-1-2): V. Milinkovic-Savic (GK); Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlović; Zivkovic, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Gudelj, Mladenovic; Tadic; Vlahovic, Mitrovic

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