By News Team
6th July 2021
England have been having the tournament of a lifetime and are in touching distance of winning the European Championship.
It’s been no easy ride though and England’s semi-final opponents at Wembley on Wednesday, Denmark, have been flying lately. In this blog, we’ll be previewing the last-four clash, as well as looking at the latest odds for the tie.
Three Lions one game away from final
As mentioned, Gareth Southgate’s men have been staggeringly good at times. Plenty of questions have been raised at points of the tournament about certain players and even of the manager. It’s safe to say these questions have been answered and the Three Lions are in brilliant form. The 4-0 demolition job of Ukraine on Saturday was exactly what the fans wanted to see, and with Harry Kane seemingly back to his best after finding the net twice in that game, the skies could be the limit. That was their biggest win in the European Championship and their biggest in the knockout stages of a major tournament.
At this point, it’s difficult to say whether Southgate will line up with a back four like in the last game or revert to the back five which saw them beat Germany in the round of 16. What is known is that Southgate will be hoping Kane can get back on the scoresheet again. After struggling in the opening handful of fixtures, Kane has scored three goals in his last two games. That now puts him two behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick in the race for Golden Boot, but with both Portugal and Czech Republic eliminated, the ball is certainly in Kane’s court. He’s 6/5 to score at any time against Denmark while currently being 8/1 to take home the Golden Boot. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
England are the market leaders in this clash at 8/11, and the stats seem to justify their favouritism. They’ve now kept seven consecutive clean sheets, the longest in their history, and have clocked 662 minutes without conceding a goal. If they can keep their resolve in this fixture, they have every chance of reaching the final.
Denmark in flying form
But Denmark have also taken the tournament by storm and now find themselves in their fourth European Championship semi-final.
Denmark went on to win the competition the last time they reached this stage in 1992, while they also have a very handy record against the Three Lions, with two wins and three draws in their last six games, last losing in the 2002 World Cup.
The Danes have won their last three games, scoring 10 while only conceding two. With a ruthless attacking ethos, they’ll be looking to break England down early – a tough task considering Southgate’s men are yet to concede this tournament, but they’ve proved their attacking prowess in the previous few fixtures.
Currently priced at 9/2 for the win on Wednesday, they shouldn’t be underestimated. They are more than capable of breaking the nation’s heart.