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England v Denmark betting tips: Three Lions must beware of great Danes

| 01.07.2021

England v Denmark betting tips

England crushed Ukraine on Saturday night and are just one win away from a first final at a major tournament since their World Cup success in 1966.

Standing in their way are Denmark who have been on an emotional rollercoaster throughout the tournament after Christian Eriksen’s well-documented cardiac arrest in their opening group game against Finland.

The Three Lions are 4/6 to go a step further than their semi-final appearance at the 2018 World Cup but let’s check out some of the other odds and markets in our England v Denmark betting tips.

Match Odds

The Three Lions, 6/4 in the Euro 2020 winner odds, return to Wembley buoyed by a 4-0 victory in Rome where Harry Kane scored a double either side of a Harry Maguire header before substitute Jordan Henderson added the gloss to an impressive performance.

England have yet to concede in their five matches and are 29/20 to win to nil in front of a raucous crowd on Wednesday night.

Gareth Southgate’s side are now unbeaten in 11 games, 10 of which were victories and seven of those wins were by under 3.5 match goals which can be backed at 11/10.

Although England fans have been getting carried away with the euphoria of their team’s exploits, it should not be forgotten their heroes lost 1-0 to Denmark at Wembley in the Nations League in October one month after they had shared a goalless draw in Copenhagen, although Maguire was sent off in the 31st minute in the second game.

Jannik Vestergaard Kasper Schmeichel Denmark

Denmark have bounced back magnificently since they were forced to finish their match against Finland – a game they had been dominating – only to lose 1-0 and they were on top against Belgium only for half-time substitute Kevin De Bruyne to inspire a 2-1 victory.

Since then, they destroyed Russia in their final group game, hammered Wales 4-0 in the last 16 and were worthy 2-1 winners against Czech Republic in the quarter-finals so they certainly should not be underestimated at 9/2 or 6/5 in the double chance market.

Only Spain have scored more goals than the Danes’ 11 so the Three Lions will do well to keep the likes of Kasper Dolberg and Mikkel Damsgaard at bay.

England to win and both teams to score is 17/5 and goals at both ends is 6/5 but a close match is expected and it may pay dividends to look beyond 90 minutes.

Southgate’s side are 8/1 and 11/1 to win extra time or penalties while the same markets can be backed at 20/1 and 11/1 for a Danish team that are 11/5 to qualify for their first final since they won the 1992 European Championship against Germany.

Talking Tactics

Denmark began the tournament in a 4-3-3 shape but the loss of playmaker Eriksen prompted a rethink and a switch to a three-man central defence.

Skipper Simon Kjaer is flanked by Jannik Vestergaard and Andreas Christensen at the back, with
central midfielders Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg protecting the defence and starting attacks, but Joakim Maehle and Damsgaard provide the creativity for Dolberg, who has scored three goals in two games since being handed the central striking role.

England played a three-man defence against Germany but Southgate reverted to a 4-2-3-1 in the Italian capital, with Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho in the starting XI at the expense of Bukayo Saka and Kieran Trippier.

Goalscorer Odds

Kane opened the scoring against Ukraine and is 13/5 to break the deadlock again or 5/4 to add to his three goals which have seen his Euro 2020 top scorer odds slashed from 25/1 to 4/1.

Raheem Sterling, the leading contender in the Euro 2020 player of the tournament odds at 4/1, also has three goals and is 9/2 to get the game’s first goal or 12/5 in the anytime scorer market.

Maguire is 9/1 to score in back-to-back games and his centre-back partner John Stones is 11/1 while Henderson is 10/1 to score.

Dolberg is 17/2 to put Denmark in front or 4/1 to get on the scoresheet and the dangerous Damsgaard is priced at 12/1 and 6/1 to breach England’s defence in the same markets.

Match Info

Where: Wembley Stadium

When: 20:00, Wednesday 7th July

How to watch: BBC 1 and ITV

View the latest European Championship odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner