To kick off at on Monday is the match between Russia and Denmark at Parken for a game in the 3rd round of the Euro group stages. Russia head to the Euro 2020 as 38th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent as Denmark go into the competition ranked number 10.
Russia had them down for a possible second place in the group before the tournament, and second place is still in play. So too is an early exit though, and we have a dynamite match on our hands. They did well enough in qualifying to have claimed first place in some groups, but Russia had to settle for 2nd spot.
Denmark face a far too early exit after the Christian Eriksen debacle. Playing like the did against Belgium it would be a loss for the tournament, should the Danes go out before the knock out stages. Luckily a win could still also see them taking 2nd place.
Russia vs Denmark stats and analysis
Russia commenced their Euro 2020 campaign with excellent stats in their previous 10 internationals. Russia hammered 2.9 goals on average per game, scoring 29 times during this run. They were equally profilic in defence conceding a total of 8 goals, an average of 0.8 per game.They pulled off a clean sheet in 7 of those matches.
Denmark enter the Euro 2020 competition in decent goal scoring form. Denmark scored a fairly normal 24 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of 2.4 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 4 of these matches, conceding 9 goals which averages 0.9 per game.
Having so far lost and won a match at the Euro 2020 Russia will be fully aware, they probably need at least a point to secure participation in the next stages.
It has so far been a disappointing tournament with two defeats for Denmark, who will be eager to claim their first point at the Euro 2020. A win is needed for the Danes to reach the next level.
Stats and facts for Russia and Denmark.
- Russia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Russia scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Russia's last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Russia's last 4 of 6 matches.
- Denmark did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Denmark unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Denmark scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Denmark's last 4 of 6 matches.
Lineup Russia vs Denmark
Form Russia vs Denmark
Russia hope to boost points tally.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Russia in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Looking back at the last 3 matches Russia won 1-0 against Bulgaria before playing out a 3-0 defeat against Belgium. Their most recent task handed Russia a 1-0 win against Finland.
Denmark can build on recent win
The mood around Denmark is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by. In their last 3 matches, Denmark managed to get a rather comfortable 2-0 home win to Bosnia-Herzegovina, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Finland. Their most recent match brought a 2-1 defeat against Belgium.
Russia v Denmark Fixture History
The last time the two nations teamed up for an international, back on 29 February 2012, Russia came away with a 2-0 win. Russia face up to Denmark with a 1-0-0 history in various recent meetings across all competitions or friendlies.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers are offering following odds for this match: Russia to win pays out at 5.00, the best prize for a draw is 3.90, while an away win for Denmark returns you odds 1.67.
It is tempting to look at Artem Dzyuba as a possible marksman for Russia, as he has provided the team with 2 goals in their previous 6 internationals. Keep an eye out for Yussuf Poulsen to provide Denmark with the thing every football-team needs: goals. He has been on the right spot 2 times in 6 previous internationals.