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Prediction: Denmark vs Scotland

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 31 Aug 2021

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Prediction: Denmark win

Best Odds: 4/9

Bookmaker: 888sport

It’s time for domestic football to take its first break of the season in favour of the return of the internationals – just a few months removed from Euro 2020 and Copa America. The next stop on this journey comes next year in Qatar when the FIFA World Cup rolls into town, but before we can get to the winter WC, we first have to get through the qualifiers. One of the many games intended to take us one step closer to that will take place in Copenhagen tomorrow as Denmark go head to head with Scotland.

Denmark

From the pain of what happened to Christian Eriksen all the way through to their astonishing run in the knockouts, the Danish national team had one hell of a summer. They’ve long since been known as the ultimate underdogs with their win all the way back in 1992 representing that, but the real challenge now will be for them to harness this energy and feeling and generate it into a squad capable of becoming consistent contenders.

Team News

Billing has withdrawn from the Denmark squad through illness with the following players also being ruled out due to injury: Braithwaite, Cornelius, Vestergaard, Boilesen and Falk.

Scotland

It was a real moment in time for Scotland fans to see their side qualify and play in the Euros and even though things didn’t quite go to plan, they still managed to hold rivals England to a draw in what proved to be their best performance in the tournament. Now, though, they’ll want to take it one step further by qualifying for the World Cup, something that would really cement the idea that they’re “back” on the big stage in a permanent way.

Team News

McGinn tested positive for COVID-19 with Patterson also self-isolating. O’Donnell is considered to be a doubt through illness with McTominay, Taylor and Forrest all being injured.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in 2016, Scotland beat Denmark 1-0.
  • Scotland were knocked out of Euro 2020 in the group stage.
  • Denmark were knocked out of Euro 2020 in the semi-finals.
  • Scotland drew one and lost two of their Euro 2020 matches.
  • Denmark won three and lost three of their Euro 2020 matches.

Conclusion

Between the missing names for this game and the momentum Denmark have stemming from reaching the final four of the Euros, we’ve got a pretty good feeling that the Danes are going to win this with some comfort. They’ll have their own fans behind them, as they did on several occasions over the summer, whereas Scotland just don’t quite feel like a team capable of pushing them all the way. We’re backing Denmark to win this one and do so pretty comfortably with a 3-0 scoreline.

Prediction: Denmark win

Best Odds: 4/9

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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