Wednesday sees a huge game at Wembley as England face off with Denmark in the second semi-final of UEFA Euro 2020.
Both England and Denmark are playing in their first European Championship semi-final for over 20 years, and both sides are desperate to reach Sunday’s final.
England have progressed to the semi-finals without conceding a goal. Denmark will be their toughest test yet, but Gareth Southgate’s side have the advantage of playing at Wembley.
England produced their best performance of Euro 2020 to thump Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-final on Saturday.
Denmark have excelled in the knockout football scenario that they faced since losing their opening two games at Euro 2020.
England thrashed Ukraine 4-0 to make the final four, while Denmark scraped past the Czech Republic 2-1 in the quarters.
Will England’s home advantage and attacking talents see them through or will Denmark, running high on emotion and spirit, pull off a huge victory?
England vs Denmark Predictions:
- England have won 10 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
- England have won to nil in 9 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
- England have won four of their five games at Euro 2020.
- England have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
- England’s Harry Kane has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches (Euro 2020).
- The Three Lions haven’t conceded a goal at this tournament.
- Denmark have seen BTTS No in their last 3 matches against England (all competitions).
- Denmark have seen under 1.5 goals in their last 3 matches against England (all competitions).
- Denmark have won 12 of their last 16 matches (all competitions).
After a slow start to their Euro 2020 campaign, England have grown into the tournament. They now find themselves on the cusp of glory for the first time since their last European Championship semi-final in 1996.
England’s historic 2-0 defeat of Germany in the last 16 was followed by an emphatic 4-0 thumping of Ukraine in the quarter-finals. In some pundit’s eyes, that comprehensive quarter-final victory has now made England the favorites to take the Henri Delaunay trophy.
Since their World Cup win in 1966, England have reached the semi-finals of a major tournament four times – and have fallen at that hurdle each time.
Meanwhile, Denmark started their Euro 2020 campaign in the worst possible way. Talisman Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in their opening match with Finland – a game that Denmark then went on to lose.
Denmark recovered from a loss to Belgium to defeat Russia, sending them into the knockout stages.
Kasper Hjulmand’s side have since overcome Wales and the Czech Republic to make it into the semi-finals.
England have played Denmark twice before at major tournaments, drawing 0-0 with them at Euro 1992 and defeating them 3-0 at the 2002 World Cup.
The most recent meetings between the two, in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, went in Denmark’s favor. They picked up a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen before beating England 0-1 at Wembley.
England hold a 12-4 head to head record against Denmark with five draws in the 21 previous clashes between the nations.
Denmark won the most recent meeting with a 1-0 victory in the UEFA Nations League in October last year.
England have built momentum during their Euro 2020 campaign and are coming off a thumping win over Ukraine. That, along with their home advantage, should make them big favorites for this game.
England have the added bonus of playing three of their four potential knockout games at Wembley. They will have 60,000 fans cheering them on this week, evening out the fact that Denmark are clearly the neutral’s favourite.
However, destiny doesn’t usually count in the world of football, and the fact is that England’s defense has been watertight with no goals conceded. They can also call upon a huge arsenal of attacking riches.
Our prediction: England win @ 1.74