England’s Euro 2021 Squad Bet Specials - Centre-backs

England’s Euro 2021 Squad Bet Specials - Centre-backs

We’ve started to look at the options that Gareth Southgate has available for his Euro 2021 England Squad and what odds the bookies are placing on each player to be part of the 23-man squad. Last time we looked at the goalkeeping options available to Southgate, this time we’re looking at the defense, more specifically, the centre-backs. We’ve provided bet slip links that will take you to the relevant slip for each player should you wish to back them. Please note the odds are correct as of 13/01/21.

Harry Maguire - 1/10

It goes without saying that Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has cemented his place in England's defence, and unless he picks up an injury, it’s almost certain that he will be on his way to the Euros at the end of the season.

Maguire had a tough start to the 2020/21 season both on and off the pitch and was even sent off during England's damaging 1-0 home defeat to Denmark in October, but since then the 27-year-old has recovered his form well, captaining his club side to the top of the Premier League table.

Notably, the former Leicester centre back has been dominant in the air this season, making 42 headed clearances - the third most of any player in the Premier League, as well as making 34 interceptions in 17 games.

United skipper Maguire is priced at 1/10 to make it into the England squad for Euro 2021.


Eric Dier 2/7

Eric Dier is the favourite to line-up next to Maguire, following some good form for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

The Spurs man has played a key part in Jose Mourinho's sides defence which at present is the best in the Premier League, having only conceded 15 goals in 16 games, with Dier only missing Tottenham's 3-3 home draw with West Ham United in mid-October.

Dier started and completed the full 90 minutes in all but one of England's Nations League matches, only missing the 1-0 home defeat to Denmark due to injury, and is priced at 2/7 to be chosen by Southgate for Euro 2021 - Click here to claim this bet in your bet slip!

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John Stones - 8/13

Manchester City's John Stones comes in as the third-favourite centre-back to be chosen for Euro 2021 and it is easy to see why. Despite being used sparingly in the Premier League by Pep Guardiola playing just seven times, Stones has been involved in five clean sheets, which has seen him form a formidable partnership with City's summer signing Ruben Dias.

As well as these five clean sheets, the 26-year-old was part of a defence that earned six clean sheets in a row in December, which was a new club record. Many assumed that the signature of Dias would see Stones drop to the substitute bench with the Portuguese defender partnering Aymeric Laporte, but the former Everton centre-back has shown why the Citizens paid £50m for him back in August 2016 with a string of impressive displays, such as when City beat Manchester United 2-0 in the League Cup semi-final at Old Trafford, where he even scored the opening goal of the game.

Stones was part of the 2018 World Cup defence that helped England to the semi-finals of the tournament in Russia and has not played a full 90 minutes for the national side since England's 7-0 home win against Montenegro in November 2019.

The 26-year-old is priced at 8/13 to make it into Southgate's 23 man squad for Euro 2021 - Click here to claim this bet in your bet slip!


Conor Coady 5/4

Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has been a revelation since helping his side earn promotion to the Premier League in the 2017/18 season and will be desperate to add to the three international caps that he earned last year.

Coady made his debut for the England national side in a 0-0 away draw at Denmark in August and made his second appearance in the return fixture in a 2-1 loss for the Three Lions. However, he did score his first international goal in a 3-0 friendly win over Wales at Wembley in October.

The Wolves man is expected to be part of Southgate's set up as it is expected that the England manager will take six central defenders to the Euros. Coady plays in a five at the back for Wolves on a weekly basis, meaning that he is used to the system which the national side tend to use.

Coady is priced at 5/4 to be called up for England's Euro squad.

Tyrone Mings - 11/8

Aston Villa centre back Tyrone Mings is in contention to be part of Southgate’s 23-man squad. The 27-year-old has been in every competitive England squad since July 2019, despite making his international debut for the national side in October that year in a 6-0 win away win against Bulgaria, before earning his second cap for England just a month later away at Kosovo in a 4-0 win.

Mings has had an impressive season for Villa at the heart of their defence, playing 14 out of their 15 games which has seen the Villains concede the second least goals in the Premier League.

The former Ipswich Town defender is priced at 11/8 to be selected in England's squad for the Euros - Click here to claim this bet in your bet slip! <br/>

Michael Keane - 7/4

Everton's Michael Keane is next on the list to be considered for Southgate's Euros squad, having been a consistent figure in qualification for the tournament, as he started in five of England’s eight qualifiers.

The 28-year-old former Burnley centre back has had a good season for the Toffees, with the Merseyside club still in contention for a place in next season's UEFA Champions League near the halfway point of the season. Keane has also become somewhat of a danger from set-pieces of late, scoring a 78th-minute winner away at Wolves in midweek.

The former Manchester United centre back has the odds of 7/4 to be chosen to represent his national side at the Euros.

James Tarkowski 5/1

Burnley defender James Tarkowski had an outstanding 2019/20 season, as In 38 matches last season, the former Brentford man made 200 clearances, as well as winning 307 duels, on top of 198 areal duels which he won for his side as the Clarets fell just one clean sheet short of the Golden Glove to Manchester City, having kept 15 clean sheets.

This season, the Oldham born defender has averaged 2.1 tackles and 4.1 clearances per game, proving that once again he would be worthy of being given a chance to represent England at the Euros.

Tarkoswki hasn't made an appearance for the Three Lions since their 1-0 friendly win against Switzerland in November 2018. He is priced at 5/1 to be picked for Southgate's 23 man squad - Click here to claim this bet in your bet slip!


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