Denmark and Finland will meet in Euro 2020 Group B on Saturday at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Denmark will have the home crowd behind them for matchday 1 in the group. Manager Kasper Hjulmand will fancy the team’s chances of getting a first day of the tournament win.

The two nations will be joined by Belgium and Russia in Group B. The Belgians are favourites to win the group while Denmark are expected to fight for second place in the group. Finland are in their first-ever Euro 2020 tournament. They are expected to finish last in the group table and fail to make it to the knockout stage.

Denmark are on a five-match unbeaten streak in all competitions heading into the game on Saturday. Four of those five fixtures ended in wins to nil for Denmark. Their only blemish over the course of those five matches was a 1-1 draw versus Germany. Denmark’s four wins came across the likes of Israel, Moldova, Austria, and Bosnia. Those wins indicate that Denmark may be a flat-track bully heading into the Euros.

Finland are winless in five straight matches with each of the last three ending in losses. The Finnish team are coming off of a 1-0 embarrassing friendly loss to Estonia. Finland conceded a second half penalty to the Estonians. They do not go into the Euro 2020 tournament in good form.

Denmark vs Finland Betting Odds

 

Denmark are at odds of 4/9 to win the match at full-time versus Finland. The Danes are likely to pick up a victory in Group B on Saturday. A victory for the Danes would give them a great chance of progressing as either group winners or second-place finishers. Belgium will play Russia in St. Petersburg which will be a far more difficult game than Denmark’s match versus Finland.

Denmark have a strong defence with by Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen at its heart. Kasper Schmeichel will play in goal and Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will form a strong midfield partnership. The team’s spine is excellent and will be difficult to get through.

The Finnish national team are at odds of 17/2 to win the match at full-time versus Denmark. They have failed to score in each of their last two matches. Denmark have dominated their series of matches versus Finland. They have posted a record of 38W-10D-11L. The teams have not met since 2011 in an international friendly. Denmark won the game 2-1.

Finland have come a long way in five years of international football. They will play in their first international tournament this summer. Based on results in 2021, Finland should struggle this summer at the tournament.

Denmark vs Finland Team News

Denmark manager Hjulmand had a lot of success with club team Nordsjaelland before moving into the national team job. He led Nordsjaelland to their first Danish championship in 2012. Hjulmand managed at Mainz before being sacked due to a poor run of results. Had COVID-19 not happened and postponed the Euro 2020 tournament last summer, Hjulmand wouldn’t have coached Denmark at the tournament. Hjulmand took over at the end of last summer.

Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen is the key to Denmark's attacking. Although he didn’t not have a good season at Inter Milan, his club career has not been very good since leaving Tottenham Hotspur, Eriksen is a top star for the national team. The Inter Milan midfielder has scored 36 goals in 106 appearances for Denmark. Goals from forwards may be at a premium for Denmark.

Finland are managed by Markku Kanerva, a former school teacher who played for the team as a defender. He had just one season of club football management before working at the international level. Kanerva has been the Finnish national team manager since December 2016.

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is Finland’s top player. Pukki is Norwich City’s standout player in a squad low on top-level quality players. Pukki scored 10 goals during Finland’s qualifying campaign. The team scored just 16 goals overall. The striker has a lot of pressure on his shoulders and must shake off an ankle injury.

Denmark vs Finland Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 4/9 - BET NOW

 

Finland have failed to score over the course the last 180 minutes of football. If Pukki struggles due to an ankle injury and is unable to get on the scoresheet, it will be a long day for Finland. Denmark have won to nil in four of their last five matches in all competitions. Their only blemish was against Germany. That game ended 1-1. The Danes are coming off of a 2-0 win over Bosnia.

Yussuf Poulsen to score anytime @ 12/5 - BET NOW

 

Yussuf Poulsen had a strong season at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. He scored 11 times in 41 matches in all competitions for the Red Bulls. Poulsen added seven assists over the course of those 11 games. Poulsen has played 54 times for the national team scoring eight goals. The RB Leipzig striker is likely to rotate with Nice striker Kasper Dolberg as the team’s No. 9 in the starting XI.

Under 2.5 goals @ 4/7 - BET NOW

 

Finland should struggle to get goals in the final third versus Denmark. The Danes strong defence and goalkeeping should see them win the match and start well in Group B. If Belgium stumble in St. Petersburg versus Russia, the Danes could lead the group after matchday 1. Three of Denmark’s last five matches in international play finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Three of Finland’s last four matches in all competitions ended with under 2.5 goals scored.

Denmark are likely to fight for second place in Group B. They could shock a few onlookers, however. The Danes have a strong side although they may be short on game winners in attack. Denmark should win versus Finland with a low number of goals scored. Finland are likely to struggle in Group B.