Denmark returns to the European Championship after a break in 2016 and aims high with a talented squad. After it reached the Round of 16 in the 2018 World Cup, it ranks as the second favorite in bookmaker’s odds for Group B. Christian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel and Simon Kjaer make up a well-balanced team, with no significant weaknesses. The signs are good for the Denmark Euro 2020 team, as it qualified easily for the tournament, and Kasper Hjulmand has all players available. But is this enough for the Danish to repeat a miracle like the Euro 1992 victory?
At Bookmakers.bet we analyze every factor that plays a part in the performance of the Denmark Euro 2020 squad. We lay out in detail the latest call-ups, tactics and probable lineup. The latest official matches and friendlies are taken into consideration to assess the form of the team. Updated odds and markets from legit sportsbooks can help you build your bankroll. We also list high-value daily and outright bets from Group B positions to Player Specials.
Denmark Euro 2021 Odds & Predictions
Bookmakers have in relatively high regard the Danish team for Euro 2021. That reflects on the 29.00 (28/1) odds for Denmark to win Euro 2021. That price ranks it under the Netherlands and above the 2018 World Cup finalist, Croatia. These odds stem from several facts. First and foremost, the leading stars of the Denmark Euro 2020 team had successful seasons. Christian Eriksen lifted the Scudetto with Inter Milan, while Kasper Schmeichel did the same with Leicester City and the FA Cup. Moreover, the team’s core remains the same in the last few years, hence no chemistry issues.
The above beg the question, just how far the Danish can go in Euro 2021? Denmark will play all group matches in Copenhagen, and that can give it a considerable boost. The above factor is essential, especially if you consider that Belgium and Finland will play all games away. Furthermore, the players called up by Hjulmand boast talent and experience as the vast majority of them play in major foreign leagues. Look into our picks and predictions for the Denmark Euro 2020 group.
✔️ Group B ⏩ Denmark to finish second @2.60 (8/5) odds
✔️ Euro 2020 ⏩ Denmark to reach the quarter-finals @2.10 (11/10) odds
✔️ Euro 2020 ⏩ Denmark to win vs. Finland @1.40 (2/5) odds
Denmark Euro 2020 Fixtures & Schedule
Group B is quite challenging, with Belgium, Russia and Finland being the other three teams. While the Belgians are the clear favorites for the top spot, the other places contend. Denmark emerges as the front runner for second place, while Russia ranks third. The crucial factor could be the venue that the matches will take place. In Copenhagen, the Parken Stadium will host the Denmark - Russia Euro 2020 game, deciding the second spot. The same venue will hold the matches with the other two opponents of Kasper Hjulmand’s players. In terms of prices, Belgium is the favorite for the first spot with 1.72 (8/11) and Denmark scores second with 3.75 (11/4). Russia places third at 5.00 (4/1) odds and Finland fourth at 17.00 (16/1).
If Denmark goes past the group stage, the pairings in the knockout phase will dictate how far it will go into Euro 2020. The Danish are pretty lucky if they finish second, as they will meet with the Group A runner-up. According to bookies, that team will be Turkey or Switzerland. If the
If the Denmark Euro 2020 team finishes third and qualifies as one of the best four; it will play against Group F or E winners. That looks pretty tough as it will be one from Germany, France, Portugal or Spain.
|Denmark's Group Matches||Date||Venue|
|Denmark vs. Finland||12th June 2021 / 18:00 CET||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen|
|Denmark vs. Belgium||17th June 2021 / 18:00 CET||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen|
|Russia vs. Denmark||21st June 2021 / 21:00 CET||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen|
Can Denmark win Group B
There is a clear favorite in sportsbooks; however, Denmark is not too far away. Belgium stands as the first probable winner of Group B, with the Danish a close second. We provide the latest odds for Hjulmand’s players below:
⏩ To Win Group @3.75 (11/4)
⏩ To Qualify Group @1.14 (1/7)
⏩ To Place 2nd @2.60 (8/5)
⏩ Not to Qualify Group @10.00 (9/1)
Grabbing a spot that leads to the knockout phase will pair Denmark with one from many opponents. You can find them out in full in the table below, depending on the group position:
|Denmark's Group Place||Last-16 Probable Opponents|
|1st||3rd place Group A (Italy, Turkey, Wales, Switzerland) / 3rd place Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic) / 3rd place Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia)|
|2nd||Winner Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic)|
|3rd*||Winner Group B (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia) / Winner Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia)|
*If Group B gives one of the best 3rd-placed teams to advance to the Last-16.
Excluding a third-place finish, which will probably lead to an early exit, other pairings for the Denmark Euro 2020 team look feasible. A first place in the group couples the Danish with one of the best-third placed teams of Groups A, D, E or F. A runner-up place at Group B means a matchup with the runner-up of Group A, most likely Turkey or Switzerland. Both outcomes look preferable, but we cannot say the same for the last one. That happens because a third-place finish will couple Demark with the winner of Group E or F. Portugal, Germany, France or Spain are favorites for winning the competition, and Denmark will hardly stop any of them.
✔️Our prediction: Most bookmakers consider the Denmark Euro 2020 squad the favorite for the second spot in Group B. If it takes advantage of the quality players and the Parken Stadium, chances are spot in the last-16 is likely. The second place in Group pays at 2.60 (8/5) odds.
What odds & bets bookies offer for Denmark
Available markets for Denmark are abundant in Euro 2021. From daily and outright bets to Player Special, there is always an opportunity to profit. Looking at the Danish roster, we can see several assets standing out in terms of quality.
Christian Eriksen (106 caps, 36 goals) is the undeniable leader of the team. The Inter Milan midfielder comes from a full season, lifting the Serie A with the Nerazzurri. Carrying also the experience of his Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur tenures, he will set up the attacking plays and be the mastermind in the midfield. With Eriksen in top form, the Denmark Euro 2020 team can cause some major upsets. If he guides his teammates to the end, he could be the UEFA Best Player of the Tournament. The odds for that market are a lucrative 81.00 (80/1).
The vice-captain Kasper Schmeichel (63 caps) has more to be proud of than just his father. The regular goalkeeper of Leicester City has made a name as one of the best goalies in the Premier League. Having lifted the FA Cup in May 2021, he will have to keep multiple clean sheets for the Danish to move forward.
✔️Our prediction: The first step for Denmark is to finish second in the Group. If that happens, reaching the quarter-finals looks achievable. At 2.10 (11/10) odds, it could be worth a shot.
Denmark Euro 2020/2021 Lineup & Tactics
Our analysis of the Denmark Euro 2020 squad focuses on players available, last matches and formation. Moreover, we look into the probable lineup that the manager prefers to use.
Denmark was one of the first teams that made the final squad public. Among the 26 players called up, you can find all those fans expect to make a difference. The complete list of footballers for Euro 2021 is the following:
|GK||Kasper Schmeichel||34||64||0||Leicester City|
|GK||Frederik Ronnow||28||8||0||Schalke 04|
|DF||Simon Kjaer||32||106||3||AC Milan|
|DF||Jens Stryger Larsen||30||34||2||Udinese|
|MF||Christian Eriksen||29||107||36||Inter Milan|
|MF||Thomas Delaney||29||53||5||Borussia Dortmund|
|MF||Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg||25||41||4||Tottenham Hotspur|
|MF||Anders Christiansen||30||3||0||Malmö FF|
|FW||Robert Skov||25||9||5||1899 Hoffenheim|
|FW||Yussuf Poulsen||26||53||8||RB Leipzig|
|FW||Andreas Skov Olsen||21||6||3||Bologna|
The Key Players & Tactics
Each line has a top player in the Denmark Euro 2020 team, but will the rest of the squad live up to the expectations of a challenging tournament? Kasper Schmeichel provides all the necessary guarantees under the goalpost. Simon Kjær and Andreas Christensen will cover the rear and push back the attacks. Christian Eriksen will be the dominant force in the midfield, assisted by Martin Braithwaite. On top of the forward line, Jonas Wind, the rising star of Danish football, wants to make a strong statement in Europe.
In the latest matches (the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers), Kasper Hjulmand relied on a 4-3-2-1 structure. Depending on the run of play, he might switch it in a 4-5-1. Denmark put on some commanding performances lately. It scored three easy victories in the Qualifiers, with the 8-0 against Moldova, making one of the biggest wins ever.
The Probable Lineup
All the signs point to a 4-3-2-1 formation for the Denmark Euro 2020 squad. The goalkeeper will be no other than Kasper Schmeichel. The center backs will be Andreas Christensen and Simon Kjær, Joakim Mæhle and Daniel Wass as left and right wing-backs. The two defensive midfielders will be Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Thomas Delaney, adding an extra layer to the defensive line. Christian Eriksen will act as the playmaker with Martin Braithwaite and Yussuf Poulsen attacking from the flanks. Jonas Wind will be the sole forward and receiver for the midfielders’ assists.
Kasper Hjulmand took up the national team manager’s job in July 2020 and is ready for the biggest challenge of his career. Being one of the few Danish coaches who worked abroad in Germany, he also has more than ten years of experience in local football teams. While Hjulmand has not coached before at such a top level, the football federation believes that he carries the skills and enthusiasm to get the job done. In 11 matches as Danish head coach, he has eight wins, two draws and one loss.
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