Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Prediction: Denmark vs England

Prediction: Both Teams To Score and England to Win

Odds: 7/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

England will be aiming to continue their perfect start to the latest UEFA Nations League campaign on Tuesday evening as they take on Denmark.

Having snatched a dramatic late win against Iceland last time out, the Three Lions now have to chance to make it back-to-back wins in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, the hosts will be looking to bounce back from the loss that they suffered against Belgium at the weekend.

Denmark

It was always going to be tough for Kasper Hjulmand’s men to get anything against a Red Devils side who are fancied to win the UEFA Nations League next year. The Danes gave them a tough match but in the end, goals from Jason Denayer and Dries Mertens were enough to claim three points. Following the first round of matches, that now means that Denmark sit bottom of their group, albeit at this early stage. That defeat though meant that the nation’s long undefeated run unfortunately came to an end. They were previously in the midst of a 15 game run without a loss in all competitions, stretching all the way back to a reverse at the hands of Slovakia over two years ago. As a matter of fact, they have not lost two consecutive matches within 90 minutes since January 2018, ironically the last time they suffered a defeat on home soil.

Team News

There were no injuries suffered in the clash against Belgium so an unchanged 11 could well appear against the Three Lions, with plenty of club teammates set to go up against each other. Recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could come up against his clubmates, whilst Christian Eriksen could be set for a couple of reunions.

England

Once again, it was not a straight forward task for Gareth Southgate’s troops against Iceland. For large periods, it looked like the game was set to end goalless but a successful penalty from Raheem Sterling, a missed spot kick from Birkir Bjarnason and red cards for Kyle Walker and Sverrir Ingason livened the clash up and ultimately gave England a brilliant start to the UEFA Nations League. It now means that the Three Lions have won their last four matches without conceding a single goal. They have never managed to win five consecutive games whilst keeping a clean sheet at the same time. Should they beat Denmark, it would also become the first time that the Three Lions have won four consecutive away matches outside of major tournaments since 2011, when Fabio Capello was in charge. Interestingly, Southgate is set to oversee his 42nd game as England boss in Copenhagen, the same amount that the Italian managed. The current Three Lions boss currently sits four wins behind the former Real Madrid and Juventus boss.

Team News

There will certainly be a different complexion to the side who played Iceland. Reports this week have suggested that Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood broke coronavirus guidelines and will play no further part in the squad, instead being sent home. The Manchester City man could be replaced by Aston Villa star Jack Grealish in the starting lineup. Elsewhere, Kyle Walker is suspended so is likely to be replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Key Facts To Consider

  • The two sides have clashed on 19 occasions in the past, with England having the better record (W12, D4, L3)
  • The Three Lions have only ever lost once in Copenhagen against Denmark
  • The Danes have only lost one out of their last 16 games in all competitions
  • The most common scoreline between the two teams is 1-0 to England (five times)
  • England have never won to nil in five consecutive matches before

Conclusion

Having blown away the cobwebs against Iceland, there could be a much brighter England this time around. Ahead of a testing match-up with Belgium next time around, it would be a huge boost to claim victory in this particular tie. That does not mean that the hosts will be push-overs though. They will be quite capable of causing an upset and pushing Southgate’s men. It could be an entertaining tie in Copenhagen.

Prediction: Both Teams To Score and England to Win

Odds: 7/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Orme


Daniel is a football journalism graduate from the University of Derby. He has been freelance writing for approximately six years now and brings considerable experience. A season ticket holder at local club Leicester City, he witnessed the Foxes miraculously lifting the Premier League trophy in the 2015/16 campaign.

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