No squad’s odds have moved more in the lead-up to competition than Denmark’s as the Danes prepared for their Euro 2020 moment. Once opening around 80/1, the Danes are in the 25/1 range now as they look to surprise in Group B action.
They possess a wealth of talented players, and for a smaller nation, they aren’t short of quality at any position. With the likes of Jonas Wind, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, and Kasper Schmeichel in goal – the Danes possess pieces that can and will pose threats. And though many enter this competition favouring Belgium to easily top the group, the Danes enter real value at +450.
They’ll look to start their tournament off on a strong note, against one of the weakest sides in the competition, in Finland. Though the Finns play with poise, great shape, and a rigid structure – they do not have the skill to match up to bigger clubs, with world-class pieces. Very few of their players are from top European domestic leagues, and their top scorer in Teemu Pukki is likely injured for their opening clash. It could be a long tournament for the defensive-minded Finns.
Many eyes will surely be on Denmark early in this competition. Aside from the traditional threats to win the trophy, the Danes are firmly established in that next year, with enough elite pieces to trouble any side, on any given day. Can they establish their dominance over a weak Finnish side, or will a lookahead opportunity against Belgium distract this inconsistent squad? Continue reading on beneath the current odds for our take on Denmark vs. Finland in this Group B clash.
Denmark vs. Finland Betting Odds:
Denmark -1 (-130)
Finland +1 (+110)
Over 2 (-140)
Under 2 (+120)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Denmark vs. Finland Pick:
Since Denmark switched coaches, it’s been quite the upward trajectory for their squad. They have shifted to a 4-3-3, which allows for both attacking creativity and flexibility when on the ball. It’s a style that suits their talented roster quite well.
This is a team without many holes, and that’s why they’ll be so difficult to beat. In goal, Kasper Schmeichel remains one of the best keepers in the world, while he’ll be protected by a steady defense featuring Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen. That centre-back duo is as talented a pairing as you’ll find in the competition.
The midfield is also a point of emphasis for this talented Danish side, as Hojberg, Eriksen, and Thomas Delaney are dependable, yet dynamic when on the ball. They’ll be crucial to Denmark’s push to go deep. And while they arguably lack a dominant striker – they possess many pieces that do well with link-up play, and are coming off decent seasons. Jonas Wind and Yussuf Poulsen are a duo that could feast on Finland.
The Finns will be content to watch all of the skill unfold in their opening clash. They are a cautious side that are keen to catch teams on the break, or through a brilliant solo effort from their one star talent in Teemu Pukki. Expect a 5-3-2 formation vs. the Danes, with all 10 out players firmly behind the ball for the duration of the match.
This squad will get by with a staunch attitude on rigid structure and defensive football. They press hard within their own territory, trying for turnovers, and quickly leading to counters with Pukki up top. In the heat however, it is often difficult to defend so actively for a full 90 minutes, and with Pukki’s health a doubt for their opening clash, the Finns seem to already be in trouble.
With goal differential being so vital in these short tournaments, the Danes will push the pace from the opening kickoff, and look to not let up. While Finland have been known for rigid structure, it’s more because they cannot play any other way. The Danes have far too much quality, and playing at home in Copenhagen will only enhance their chances. Denmark will win this comfortably, likely to nil as well. A 2-0 scoreline seems fitting for this Scandinavian showdown.