After falling to minnows Finland albeit in unfortunate circumstances, Denmark are in need of some points but are up against a Belgium side that opened their campaign in stellar fashion.
European Championship 2020
Venue: Parken Stadium
Demark went down 1-0 to debutants Finland last time out, but the game itself was overshadowed by the events surrounding their playmaker, Christian Eriksen. Eriksen collapsed towards the end of the first half and needed to be resuscitated.
Thankfully he is now in a stable condition in hospital care, but losing against Finland mean the Danes cannot suffer another defeat and now need at least a draw against Belgium to get themselves back into contention for qualification.
World No. 1 team, Belgium looked as good as we all expected in their opening game, taking care of Russia with relative ease.
Belgium dominated without the aid of key players Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne. Thu, the Red Devils look like potential winners of Euro 2020 and a win on Thursday would book their place in the knockout stage and almost certainly end Denmark’s hopes of progression.
Christian Eriksen will most likely be sitting out the rest of the tournament following his traumatic experience against Finland.
Timothy Castagne, who got injured in the early moments of Belgium’s opening game is unavailable for this match.
Denmark’s last five games: WWDWL
Belgium’s last five games: DWDWW
Prior to the loss against Finland, Denmark had only lost two of their last 28 matches (W17 D9), the two defeats coming against Belgium in the UEFA Nations League.
Belgium have now won 20 of their last 24 matches, the only defeat in that sequence coming against England at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League.
Six of the last seven meetings between these two nations has produced over 2.5 goals
Romelu Lukaku had a fantastic season for his club team Inter Milan, leading the Serie A side to the title while also claiming the best player award.
The big Belgian, having already scored two goals in his opening game against Russia will be looking to add more in his quest to win the golden boot and lead his country to continental glory. He has scored 22 goals in his last 19 internationals and could add a couple more here. Lukaku to score anytime is available at very generous odds of 5/4.
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