Team news, injury updates, latest odds for Denmark vs Finland as Danes look for winning start in Group B
SUPER SATURDAY continues at Euro 2020 with a Group B clash between Denmark and Finland.
Both sides will both be desperate to get three points on the board early in what is a competitive group, with Belgium and Russia playing later in the day.
Sandwiched between Wales vs Switzerland and that match, this clash takes place in Denmark's capital Copenhagen at 5pm BST.
What's the form?
The Danes enter the tournament in terrific form, with just one defeat in their last 12 matches.
That also included an unbeaten campaign in qualifying, although they were held to draws in four of their eight matches.
It's a different story for Finland, who have been fairly dismal since booking their place in the Finals following a solid qualifying.
No wins in six for Markku Kanerva's side is a concern, with their limp display against Estonia last time out anything but good preparation.
Who's in and who's out?
Denmark have a number of high profile players in their ranks and Christian Eriksen will hope to mastermind a run akin to 1992.
The Inter midfielder is still only 28, while Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg can all play big roles.
The entire Danish people knows what happened in 1992. They showed it’s possible to win a big tournament.
Finland's hopes lie almost squarely at the feet of their goal machine forward Teemu Pukki, who was once again prolific for Norwich as they returned to the Premier League.
Tim Sparv and Glen Kamara are also big names but Pukki – eyeing up Jari Litmanen's national goalscoring record – will have the biggest say on whether Finland shock Group B.
Watch out for…
Denmark – just in general.
The Danes have really emerged as dark horses for this summer's tournament and could spring a surprise.
They have a core of excellent players front to back and will fear nobody.
Like Eriksen said…. anybody remember 1992?
They have better players than us in every position, but we have shown before that the sum of all the parts in our puzzle is greater than what people think.
If the game's rubbish…
You might be able to spot Kasper Schmeichel's wife Stine Gyldenbrand supporting the Leicester ace on the terraces.
Stine runs a charity named FodBoldDongen, which organises events to aid vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
The pair met when they were just 17 years old and have two children named Max and Isabella.
Fancy a punt?
Get all your Euro 2020 ante-post tips with our tournament betting guide HERE.
- Denmark to win 2/5
- The Draw 3/1
- Finland to win 8/1
- Christian Eriksen to have 2 or more shots on target from outside the box – Was 3/1 Now 7/2
- Kasper Dolberg & Teemu Pukki to have 1 or more shots on target each – Was 11/8 Now 13/8
Euro 2020 outright odds
- Denmark 25/1
- Finland 500/1
*All odds from correct at time of publication.
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