WHAT: Euro 2020, Semifinal
LINE: England -137 | Draw +265 | Denmark +430
KICK OFF: Wednesday, July 7th, 3PM EST
WHERE: Wembley Stadium, London, England
WATCH: ESPN, TUDN, Univision, Univision Deportes
England (+145) remains favorites to win Euro 2020 after our emphatic 4-0 win in the quarterfinals. Our shape was brilliant, and we controlled the game from start to finish limiting Ukraine to 0.26 Expected Goals. With the game wrapped up in 60 minutes, we were able to withdraw Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips, who were a yellow card away from missing the semifinals.
Gareth Southgate was classy again in his post-match interview, choosing to talk about the players who didn’t make it onto the pitch and the three left out of the squad.
Sportsbooks have made Denmark (+950) longshots to win Euro 2020 despite being in the semifinals. They have shown tremendous character and team spirit to make it this far after Christian Eriksson‘s traumatic on-field collapse in their opening game.
Joakim Mæhle provided one of the assists of the tournament for Denmark’s second goal in their 2-1 win over the Czech Republic. His outside of the boot cross landed perfectly into Kasper Dolberg’s path who was able to score and celebrate all in one movement.
ENGLAND vs DENMARK PREVIEW: PROJECTED XI
I’m confident Southgate will choose the same 3-4-3 formation and players he used against Germany. The only change I would like to see is Jadon Sancho keeping his place. Manchester United’s latest signing had a solid game against Ukraine with some flashes of brilliance. He can exploit the space behind Mæhle and beat Jannik Vestergaard with his pace and trickery.
Kieran Trippier was excellent in keeping Germany left wing-back Robin Gosens quiet and will be asked to do the same job on Denmark’s Mæhle. The Atalanta player has been one of their best-attacking players scoring two goals and providing an assist.
Rice and Phillips will continue in central midfield despite Jordan Henderson returning to fitness and getting his first goal for England against Ukraine. They have developed a great understanding playing as a double-pivot, and Southgate will stick with them.
ENGLAND EURO 2020 ROSTER
MANAGER: Gareth Southgate
GK: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)
DEF: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atlético Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Reece James (Chelsea), Ben White (Brighton)
MID: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea)
FWD: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
ENGLAND vs DENMARK PREVIEW: PROJECTED XI
Kasper Hjulmand has a full squad to pick from and will stick with the same starting eleven that beat Wales 4-0 and the Czech Republic 2-1. Yussef Poulsen has fully recovered from the injury that kept him out of the Last 16 but will have to settle for a place on the bench. Dolberg has shined in his absence scoring three goals.
Denmark’s biggest strength comes from their defensive spine. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, defenders Simon Kjær, Andreas Christensen, Vestergaard, and central midfielders Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Thomas Delaney all need to give big performances if they’re to progress to the final.
DENMARK EURO 2020 ROSTER
MANAGER: Kasper Hjulmand
GK: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Jonas Lössl (FC Midtjylland), Frederik Rønnow (FC Schalke 04)
DEF: Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Simon Kjær (AC Milan), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Joachim Andersen (Fulham), Daniel Wass (Valencia), Joakim Mæhle (Atalanta), Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton), Nicolai Boilesen (FC Copenhagen), Zanka (FC Copenhagen)
MID: Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Christian Nørgaard (Brentford), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham), Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund), Anders Christiansen (Malmö FF), Mikkel Damsgaard (Sampdoria), Robert Skov (TSG Hoffenheim)
FWD: Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona), Andreas Cornelius (Parma), Andreas Skov Olsen (Bologna), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Kasper Dolberg (OGC Nice), Jonas Wind (FC Copenhagen)
ENGLAND VS DENMARK EURO 2020 BETTING TIPS
I’ll start with a disclaimer that I am going with my heart over everything else with these three betting tips. We are playing so well, and the players have bought in 100% to Southgate’s plan, which he is executing to perfection. As good as Denmark have been, they lack genuine firepower in the final third, and I think will struggle against our defense.
England will book their ticket to the final in 90 minutes and do it scoring a few goals.
BETTING TIP: England Money Line -137 | England Total Goals Over 1.5 +102
Jack Grealish is an amazing, magnetic footballer loved by nearly every England fan. When his picture flashes up on the screen at Wembley, the roar and reaction of the crowd is like he’s a rockstar. The Aston Villa captain will have a moment of brilliance at this tournament, and I feel it will come in this game.
Back Grealish to get on the scoresheet.
BETTING TIP: Jack Grealish To Score Anytime +360
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