Denmark takes on Finland in the tournament opener on Saturday evening. With Denmark eager to get off to the best possible start, here are our Euro 2020 predictions – Denmark vs Finland.
The Danes will be looking to compete with Belgium for first place in Group B.
However, even Russia are strong enough to get to the knockout stage, so competition will be intriguing in this division.
- Andreas Christensen is anticipated to start with Simon Kjaer in the Denmark defense, rather than Jannik Vestergaard.
- On the other hand, Jonas Wind, Kasper Dolberg, and Andreas Cornelius are all vying for the position of attack leader.
Denmark possible starting lineup: Schmeichel; Wass, Christensen, Kjaer, Maehle; Hojbjerg, Delaney; Poulsen, Eriksen, Braithwaite; Wind
- Teemu Pukki, who was on the sidelines for a few weeks with an ankle injury, made his comeback finally. He played off the bench in Finland’s final warm-up game, a 1-0 loss to Estonia.
- In many respects, the Norwich striker represents his team’s hopes. So, even if striker Pukki isn’t totally fit, he is likely to start.
- Markku Kanerva has plenty of options on who to pair with Pukki. As such, Joel Pohjanpalo and Marcus Forss are pushing for a starting berth. The latter delivered an impressive performance from the bench last season for Brentford.
Finland possible starting lineup: Hradecky; Arajuuri, Toivio, O’Shaughnessy; Raitala, Kamara, Sparv, Lod, Uronen; Pohjanpalo, Pukki
Euro 2020 Predictions – Denmark vs Finland
- On Saturday, Denmark is the favorite to beat its Scandinavian rivals Finland, because they have prepared well for Euro 2020.
- Indeed, the Danish Dynamite remain unbeaten in 2021, after they’ve won four of their five games, drawing once with Germany.
- Denmark is loaded with Premier League talent, and Kasper Hjulmand should be confident of a win. They must start their Group B campaign on home soil in Copenhagen with a victory.
- Finland, on the other hand, have lost three of their last six games.
- But they defeated 2018 World Cup winners France in November, demonstrating that they are capable against the big teams. So, their fans are hopeful that they are saving their finest efforts for the event.
Finland may make this a challenging match for Denmark, but we can’t see anyone but the Danes as winners.
Hjulmand’s team has won nine of their past 11 international games.
So, they are too strong for a Finland team coming off three consecutive losses.