England vs Denmark: Throughout the summer of 2021, England fans have been saying”it’s coming home“. The slogan refers to football being invented in England and the big trophy of Euro 2020 is coming back to England that is the place where it was invented.
On the other hand, we have the Danish fairytale. Which started in horror fashion with Christian Eriksen fainting in the first game. However, against all odds, they have managed to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
England vs Denmark Euro 2020 semi-final match will take place on 8th July, Thursday (Wednesday night) at 12:30 AM IST. Euro 2020 semi-final match will live stream on Sony Liv and Jio TV (Sony Ten 2) in India.
Analysis: England vs Denmark
When the Three Lions defeated Germany, Gareth Southgate must have realized that he won’t get a better opportunity than this to win the Euros. With all due respect on paper, Denmark doesn’t seem to pose a challenge to England.
The biggest advantage that Gareth Southgate’s side has is the home advantage. However, he is likely to be more conservative and start with a back three. The first half might not be very entertaining but as the Danes start to tire down, the likes of Grealish or Sancho could come on to make the difference.
Denmark are likely to sit deep and defend in numbers. They would want to hit on the counter-attacks with the space left in behind by the fullbacks. Set pieces could be a good opportunity for them to score goals.
When and Where?
England will host Denmark in Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on 08.07.2021 at 12:30 AM (IST).
Team News and Injury Update
Gareth Southgate has no injury concerns he has a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Predicted Line Up: Jordan Pickford, Kieran Trippier Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling.
The Danes also have no injury concern apart from Christian Eriksen.
Predicted Line Up: Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjaer, Jannik Vestergaard, Jens Stryger Larsen, Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joakim Maehle, Martin Braithwaite, Mikkel Damsgaard, Kasper Dolberg.
Head to Head: England vs Denmark
In major tournaments, England and Denmark have locked horns twice. The first was a 0-0 draw at the Euro 1992. The second time the Three Lions defeated the Danes 3-0 in the 2002 World Cup.
However, in their latest encounter, Denmark managed to beat the Three Lions at Wembley by 0-1 in the Nations League.
Jack Grealish- England
There has been plenty of debates over Grealish’s inclusion in the starting lineup. However, Southgate has decided to use him as an impact substitute. With Denmark likely to spend more time defending, Grealish can come in late in the game to influence the game.
Kasper Schmeichel- Denmark
In big games often the team which defends needs a strong performance from its goalkeeper. Schmeichel needs to have a big night only then the Danes have a chance against England.
12th Man Opinion: England 1-0 Denmark
The Three Lions have plenty of firepower off the bench. They have players who can make a difference when they come on. Their defensive record has been very good as well.