It’s England’s newest huge likelihood to convey it residence: Beat Denmark in a Euro 2021 semifinal at London’s Wembley Stadium after which get to host the ultimate 4 days later in a first-ever look in a Euro title match.
It units up completely for the English, who will play in entrance of a projected 60,000 largely partisan followers (8,000 Danes are additionally anticipated), as they search to lastly get previous a serious match semifinal for the primary time since 1966. They’ve fallen brief at this stage on 4 earlier semifinal appearances at each the World Cup (1990, 2018) and the Euros (1968, 1996).
However Denmark has performed a number of the finest soccer of any workforce at these Euros, and that’s after overcoming the traumatic expertise of watching star participant Christian Eriksen survive a cardiac arrest episode throughout a match. With 11 objectives scored, the Danes have the firepower to probably be the primary workforce to attain in opposition to England throughout this match.
Watch: England vs. Denmark streaming on fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
And in contrast to England, Denmark has gained the Euros earlier than on a magical Cinderella run in 1992. However the 2021 workforce, ranked No. 10 on this planet, isn’t any Cinderella. With gamers that includes within the high leagues in Europe, many picked the Danes as dark-horse favorites to win the match earlier than they misplaced Eriksen.
The final time Denmark confronted England? It was a Nations League match final October at Wembley Stadium. Denmark gained 1-0 (highlights under). In actual fact, the seven matches they’ve performed for the reason that flip of this century have seen three wins apiece and a draw.
The right way to watch England vs. Denmark
- Date: Wed, July 7
- Time: Three p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
- Stream: fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.television
ESPN will broadcast the England-Denmark semifinal within the USA, with Spanish-language protection offered by Univision and TUDN.
Each these networks may be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
The winner will face Italy within the closing at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 11 at Three p.m. ET.
England vs. Denmark projected lineups
England supervisor Gareth Southgate has proven he isn’t afraid to change up formations if he believes there’s an edge to be gained. He went to a three-man heart again set-up (3-4-3), plus wingbacks, to match Germany’s formation within the Spherical of 16. After which he switched to a 4-2-3-1 in opposition to Ukraine within the quarters. The outcomes labored out for him in each instances.
The three-4-Three might go well with England finest from a defensive standpoint in opposition to Denmark: It could actually assist match up with the Danes’ dynamic three-man ahead line, whereas additionally probably neutralizing the affect of Danish left wingback Joakim Maehle, who’s been influential for his workforce.
However to go together with a 3-4-3, Southgate would in all probability should sacrifice an attacking midfielder like Mason Mount, whose imaginative and prescient and passing is so vital to an England assault that has stalled at instances in the course of the match. If Mount really has to play, it’d imply both sticking to the 4-2-3-1 or enjoying Mount at attacking proper wing within the 3-4-3.
Probably the most fascinating query dealing with Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand is whether or not to convey on Yussuf Poulsen at heart ahead rather than the red-hot Kasper Dolberg (above), who has scored in each of his begins. Poulsen might make sense to start out the match given his pace, measurement, 1-on-1 means and vertical runs, whereas Dolberg can be most helpful off the bench in the event that they’re chasing the end result.
The opposite consideration for the Danes: Daniel Wass or Jens Stryger Larsen at proper wingback? Larsen could show the best choice for the defensive job wanted in opposition to Raheem Sterling.
England (3-4-3, left to proper): 1-Jordan Pickford-GK — 6-Harry Maguire, 5-John Stones, 2-Kyle Walker — 3-Luke Shaw, 4-Declan Rice, 14-Kalvin Phillips, 12-Kieran Trippier — 10-Raheem Sterling, 9-Harry Kane, 19 Mason Mount
Denmark (3-4-3, left to proper): 1-Kasper Schmeichel-GK — 3-Jannik Vestergaard, 4-Simon Kjaer, 6-Andreas Christensen — 5-Joakim Maehle, 8-Thomas Delaney, 23-Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 17-Jens Stryger Larsen — 14-Mikkel Damsgaard, 20-Yussuf Poulsen, 9-Martin Braithwaite
England vs. Denmark: Odds & prediction
In all of the jubilation surrounding England’s return to Wembley Stadium for the semifinal and a possible closing, Denmark has receded into the background after being the large story on the Euros for a number of weeks. However the Danes pose a problematic matchup for England.
Denmark is dynamic and so they can get down the sector rapidly in transition, usually pushing numbers into the assault. And defensively, this Danish workforce gained’t be the pushover that Ukraine was on set items. In actual fact, excluding the shock loss to Finland underneath making an attempt circumstances and Russia’s penalty-kick conversion, the Danes have solely conceded after three moments of world-class brilliance from Patrik Shick (Czech Republic) and Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium).
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England is gifted and deep, however it’ll face some adversity throughout this semifinal and it will likely be fascinating to see the way it responds underneath the burden of the strain and expectations. Denmark, in the meantime, has nothing to lose and can play unfastened within the function of spoiler, much like that 1992 title-winning aspect.
For that cause, the both-teams-to-score prop stands out with a value reflective of the truth that England has but to concede at Euro 2021. Each groups needs to be objective harmful on this one.
Additionally, the contrarian play is certainly within the combine right here and the Denmark double likelihood (draw or win) is especially compelling.
Prediction: England 1, Denmark 2
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
- England to win (90 minutes): -141
- England to advance: -286
- Draw (90 minutes): +250
- Denmark to win (90 minutes): +480
- Denmark to advance: +230
- Denmark double likelihood: +118
- Denmark +0.75 Asian Handicap: -113
- Denmark to win and each groups to attain: +1050
- England -0.75 Asian Handicap: -107
- Each groups to attain: +118