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by Laura Moffat on July 1, 2021

Czech Republic vs Denmark – Preview and Predictions

Euro 2020 is gradually nearing its end, meaning the importance of each match is hitting its peak. On July 3, at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, two teams will play in the quarterfinals, which few people expected at this stage, but each of them brought big surprises at this Euro 2020. The national team of the Czech Republic, which has already delivered the best result since 2004, will play against the national team of Denmark, which also managed to get to this stage. We will analyze the match comprehensively and suggest what to expect from the Czech Republic vs Denmark match.

Czech Republic

The Czech national team have an excellent tournament so far at Euro 2020. In the first match, the team beat Scotland 2-0 convincingly, with Patrik Schick scoring a double. In the second match, they drew against Croatia 1-1 and in the final one, lost to England 1-0. In the round of 16, they were underdogs against the Netherlands, but the team showed an incredible desire to win. After Matthijs de Ligt was sent off, because of handling the ball deliberately, the Netherlands national team became very vulnerable, and the Czechs knew how to use the weaknesses. As a result, the Czech national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 and sent them home, while the Czech striker and leader Patrik Schick scored the fourth goal and has a chance for a golden boot. Tomas Holes scored the first goal and for the rest of the game, the Czech Republic were in complete control. They were never threatened.

As for the injuries, Vladimir Darida is likely to miss the game because of the leg injury.

Denmark

Denmark had a slightly different path at the group stage. They lost two Euro 2020 opening matches to Finland 1-0 and Belgium 1-2, but then beat Russia 4-1 and advanced to the next stage. Denmark are a unique team – they have shown incredible football in almost all of their matches, but due to certain circumstances, could not take points in these encounters. We should not forget that they suffered a deadly blow in the first match when their leader Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and the game against Finland was halted temporarily. Still, they recovered, and even though Eriksen will not be able to help them at the tournament, Denmark have good chances of reaching the semi-finals and who knows – perhaps a final as well.

Football God rewarded Denmark in the playoffs, the team beat Wales 4-0, and in this match, the team demonstrated a dominant performance. They showed a very high level football and established themselves as one of the favorites of EURO. However, they will lack support from Yussuf Poulsen, Christian Eriksen and Daniel Wass in the upcoming match.

Statistics

  • The teams played 11 matches among themselves, as a result of which the Czech Republic have an advantage: 3 wins, 2 losses, 6 draws;
  • In official games they are equal: 2 wins for each team and 2 draws;
  • The rivals met twice at Euro: in 2000 the Czechs won (2:0) in the group stage, in 2004 the Danes suffered a crushing defeat (0:3) in the quarter-finals;
  • In the last 6 face-to-face matches, 5 matches ended with less than 3 goals;
  • In 3 official matches out of 6 over 2.5 goals were scored;
  • Opponents did not score more than 3 goals in official matches;
  • The Czech Republic and Denmark did not concede in the round of 16;
  • Both teams scored only in one official game out of 6 between them.

Betting Tips

This is quite an interesting match to bet on because there are a variety of options to choose from. I think that Denmark are favorites to win the game and advance into the next round, where they will possibly play against England. 3 possible predictions for this match are:

  • BTTS (both teams to score)
  • Denmark to win;
  • Total over 2.5.

As for the odds, we would advise placing bets on 1xBet bookmaker as the latter has the largest odds on the abovementioned events.

BTTS

I think that this game will not be a defensive one and both the Czech Republic and Denmark will try to score goals against each other. Denmark failed to score a goal against Finland only, but there were objective reasons for that. Then, they hit the goal against Belgium, Russia and Wales. Even though they lack players, the attacking players will eventually prevail.

The same can be said about the Czech Republic – they scored in every match, but England. Patrik Schick is in phenomenal form and he is a favorite to become the top scorer of Euro 2020. He is a threat and Denmark players know that.

Denmark Win

Denmark showed a fantastic performance against Wales in the round of 16. Even though Yussuf Poulsen was unavailable because of the injury, the substitute Kasper Dolber sealed the win for his team, scoring 2 goals. They are a brilliant team and play cohesively, with each player knowing the assigned task. I believe that they will beat the Czech Republic in this match. Denmark are stronger in terms of players and not spoiled by success in terms of both players and the success of the national team itself. So I think they will outplay the Czechs.

Total Over 2.5

I believe that as in previous matches with the participation of these teams, goals will be scored. Denmark beat Wales – 4:0, while the Czech Republic scored 2 goals against the Netherlands. The Czech Republic and Denmark have played enough matches at the Euro tournament to form an idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtheir performance. On average, games end with a total of 2.66 goals. Teams have sufficient time to recover their physical performance. This is very important at these stages. I expect a 3 from this match, and maybe a little more. Both teams have excellent performers who can turn around the event of the match at any moment.

Will Denmark Achieve the Impossible?

Both teams made it to the quarterfinals, but this is not maximum and each team will try to give their best to reach the next stage of the tournament. Neither the Czechs nor the Danes like to sit out on the defense. This match will not be a cautious tactic like the one in the battle between Portugal and Belgium. These teams enter the field to delight the fans and in a face-to-face encounter, they will show great football and will definitely be able to exchange goals scored. As for the winner of the pair, if there is no force majeure, then Denmark should win. They have everything to reach the final even!

FAQ

Where will the match take place?

The game will take place in Baku at Olympic Stadium on July, 3.

What was the score when these sides last met?

These sides last met in 2016, November 15 and the match ended in a draw – 1:1. Antonin Barak scored the first goal for the Czech Republic and Nicolai Jorgensen levelled the score in the first half.

Who are the favorites to win?

According to bookmakers odds, the favorites for this game are Denmark. They have 2.07 on win, while the Czech Republic have – 3.86.

By Laura Moffat

Laura Moffat

Laura is an active punter herself and enjoys betting on sports with her husband Jack. Both of them love sports. This is why Laura is the perfect addition to the Crypto Betting team as she writes different guides on betting strategies and sports reviews. Laura has knowledge of the most in-depth strategies that some seasoned punters may not have heard about. She even makes and has tests them from scratch alongside her husband. She has written many educational materials on the site based on her experience.

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