Denmark head into their match with Finland on Saturday. This is their first of three matches in their group stage at the Euro 2020 and scene of the action is Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark enter the Euro 2020 as number 10 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Finland come here with a ranking of number 54.
n a hard fought group Denmark still grabbed second place without too much drama and enter the Euro 2020 as heavy outsiders for the title. Prior to their first outing at the Euro's Denmark are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for 1st place in their group.
According to bookmakers Finland look set to be leaving the Euro's once the group stages are done with. While not entirely convincing all the way through the qualifying, Finland still booked a fairly secure 2nd place in the qualification group.
Denmark vs Finland stats and analysis
Denmark commence their Euro 2020 campaign with excellent stats in their previous 10 internationals. Denmark hammered 2.6 goals on average per game, scoring 26 times during this run. They were equally profilic in defence conceding a total of 10 goals, an average of 1 per game.They pulled off a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.
Finland head into Euro 2020 hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 internationals going. Finland averaged a just about adequate 1.6 goals per game, with a total of 16 goals scored. In contrast they only allowed 10 against for an average of 1 per game. Rather amazingly they only kept their opponents from scoring in 6 of the matches.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Denmark are highly expected to win the match against Finland. Denmark will attempt to get through the group stages effortlessly, thus dropping points here is not on the agenda.
Have Finland got the quality to secure even a single point in their first encounter at the Euro 2020? The bookmakers seem to think it is a question of how big a defeat they will suffering.
Stats and facts for Denmark and Finland.
- Denmark unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- Denmark has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Denmark unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Denmark scored in the last 9 of 11 matches.
- Finland scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Finland's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Finland's last 5 matches in the row;
- Finland scored the last 4 matches in a row when playing away.
Lineup Denmark vs Finland
Form Denmark vs Finland
Denmark continue to collect points.
Denmark look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches, Denmark claimed a 8-0 win against Moldova and went on to a 4-0 win against Austria. Their latest match served up a 1-1 draw against Germany.
Finland hope to stop the rot.
Finland will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. The last 3 times Finland played out an international match they split the points in a 1-1 draw against Ukraine, which was followed by a 3-2 defeat against Schwitzerland. Their most recent international served up a 2-0 defeat against Sweden.
Denmark v Finland Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Denmark ended up taking all 3 points in a 2-1 victory. Denmark are not in the habit of losing against Finland, whom they rarely meet, even in friendlies. None of their last 8 matches served up more than 3 goals.
Full Time Betting
According to bookmakers Denmark have a 69% chance of beating Finland. That equals odds of 1.44 on Denmark to win, while the draw sits at 4.10. Placing a bet on the away win for Finland returns you odds 7.50.
It is hard to look past Andreas Skov Olsen when searching for a goalscorer for Denmark. Andreas Skov Olsen managed to hit the target 2 times in 6 previous outings for Denmark. Managing 5 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Finland makes Teemu Pukki an obvious threat to any defence right now.