Denmark vs Republic of Ireland go head to head once again in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday 7th June at the Telia Parken Stadium. Denmark have previously found it difficult to break down their opponents, and Mick McCarthy’s side will once again make it tough for the hosts. ROI will be looking to cement their position at the top of the group and you can see our betting tips and predictions below.
Denmark to win – 4/7
Draw – 11/4
Republic of Ireland to win – 6/1
Kick Off Time: 19:45pm
Date: Friday 7th June 2019
Competition: Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Venue: Telia Parken Stadium (Copenhagen)
These two teams have become familiar foes in recent years, and have met one another four times in the last 18 months. Denmark are looking to build upon their remarkable comeback against Switzerland, and the home fans will be expecting to see their side collect three points here. ROI, under the guidance of Mick McCarthy should be difficult to beat, and will come into this fixture aiming to preserve their unbeaten record (so far) in this competition. A couple of tight 1-0 wins against Gilbraltar and Georgia didn’t exactly get the pulse racing, but they were sufficient enough to collect six points, and ROI will be aiming to keep another clean sheet here.
Denmark have some notable absentees for this game with the much-coveted Mathias Jorgensen not fit enough to take part. He will be joined on the sidelines by the pacy Pione Sisto and striker Andreas Cornelius, who are also likely to miss out.
Christian Eriksen is likely to feature despite playing for Spurs in the Champions League final just six days ago.
A number of familiar names have been included in the squad list including Kaspar Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Lasse Schone and Thomas Delaney. The latter may be booed by the travelling after he criticised their approach to the World Cup qualifier in November 2017.
Mick McCarthy may be tempted to name the same XI which picked up a 1-0 victory against Georgia.
He won’t be able to call upon Shane Long, who is still struggling with an injury. The striker ended the season in good form for Southampton, but won’t feature for his country in this clash.
A number of squad players recently featured in the EFL Play-Offs and may be struggling with fatigue. Connor Hourihane and Richard Keogh both played on Easter Monday, but should be given the nod in this one. Josh Cullen caught the eye for Charlton this season, and he could play some part in this Euro 2020 qualifying contest in Copenhagen.
Mick McCarthy has highlighted Nicolai Jorgensen as Denmark’s main threat, and although the former Ipswich boss will set up to thwart the big striker, he may not be able to stop him getting on the score-sheet in this one. The Feyenoord man had his season interrupted by injuries, but he ended the season on a high with two goals against Fortuna Sittard.
He’s netted over 50% of his goals since the beginning of April, and there are just signs that he’s beginning to find form again.
He netted against Wales in the Nations League game back in November, and is a constant threat. He will relish the service from Eriksen, and looks likeliest to find the back of the net in this game.
Nicolai Jorgensen has been far from prolific this campaign, but he is likely to be a focal point in this tie, and should be backed 2/1 with Paddy Power to score anytime in this game.
This could be a very cagey game, and it may not be one for the neutrals. Republic of Ireland were always difficult to beat under Martin O’Neill, and Mick McCarthy is likely to follow a similar blueprint. The visitors have something to defend, and they are always very effective going into matches at the underdog.
They are yet to concede a goal in their two previous Euro 2020 qualifiers, but they are also struggling for firepower. They may be relying on set-pieces to break the deadlock here, and will look to exploit Denmark’s defence, which fell 3-0 behind to Switzerland in their previous clash.
Denmark are slightly more free-scoring, but if ROI can keep Christian Eriksen quiet, they may be able to keep this game level for at least the first 45 minutes. Therefore, the best betting tip for this clash is Under 0.5 First Half Goals at 13/8 with Betfred.
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