England vs. Denmark – Nations League, October 14, 2020
It was an unfamiliar England line up that took the field against Belgium on Sunday, but another win keeps it at the top of the group ahead of this fixture with Denmark.
The Danes were able to swat aside Iceland at the weekend and will now look to repeat the draw they achieved against England in Copenhagen at the beginning of September.
England vs. Denmark Odds
England to win seems to be one of the more sure-fire wagers to make at the current time, with the Three Lions looking unbeatable on the international stage. BetOnline certainly thinks so – and has made Gareth Southgate’s side the clear favorite on Wednesday. It is becoming more difficult to challenge that kind of assumption.
England vs. Denmark Match Preview
There had been some criticism of the England team ahead of the Belgium game at the weekend, as Gareth Southgate was beginning to suffer the darker side of the manager’s role at the hands of the national media. But a 2-1 win against the number one ranked team in the world should be enough to keep the press quiet for a while.
Belgium will actually struggle to work out how it didn’t come away from Wembley with at least a point after dominating the first half. But a very fortunate penalty turned the tide for England and the second half winner ensures that it goes into the second half of Nations League fixtures top of the group and in pole position.
Denmark will have been considered a very distant third when this group draw was made, so to be just three points off the top with half the games still to play should be seen as an achievement. But there is just the one game left at home to go for Kasper Hjulmand’s team and that could be its downfall, even considering the fine away form it has shown recently.
The 3-0 win in Reykjavik against Iceland was fairly straightforward in the end as Denmark scored two goals either side of the break that killed the game off. The host nation had actually started brightly but is struggling in the Group A level now and look odds on to drop down at the end of this campaign.
England vs. Denmark Pick
England to Win-137
The goalless draw between these two in Denmark in September was one of the most boring games of soccer for quite some time. But England did look better against Belgium – and could even make do without star striker Harry Kane for two thirds of the game. Gareth Southgate still has some work to do with this squad, but three more points to end the international break should be welcomed by England.