This is the latest opportunity for England to take it home: defeating Denmark in the 2021 European Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium in London, and then participating in the European Cup for the first time four days later to host the final.
This is perfect for the British, who will play in front of an estimated 60,000 mostly partisan fans (and 8,000 Danes are also expected) as they try to finally pass the first major tournament since 1966. finals. They have fallen. In the four semifinals of the World Cup (1990, 2018) and the European Cup (1968, 1996), their performance at this stage is relatively short.
But Denmark played the best football of all teams in these European Cups after overcoming the traumatic experience of watching star player Christian Eriksson survived a cardiac arrest during the game. With 11 goals, the Danes may become the first team to score a goal against England in this game.
Unlike England, Denmark had previously won the European Cup in the magical Cinderella run in 1992. But the No. 10 team in the world in 2021 is not Cinderella. As the players played in the top European leagues, many people chose the Danes as their favorites for the dark horses, winning the game before they lost Eriksson.
The last time Denmark faced England? This is the National League game held at Wembley Stadium in October last year. Denmark won 1-0 (highlighted below). In fact, since the turn of the century, they have won three wins and one tie in all seven games they have participated in.
How to watch England vs. Denmark
- date: Wednesday, July 7
- time: 3 p.m. EST
- TV channel: ESPN
- Spanish TV: Univision, TUDN
- stream: Fubo TV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv
ESPN will broadcast the England-Denmark semifinal in the United States, and Univision and TUDN will provide coverage in Spanish.
Both networks can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
The winner will play against Italy in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 11th at 3 pm Eastern Time.
England vs. Denmark expected lineup
England coach Gareth Southgate has shown that if he thinks he can gain an advantage, he is not afraid to change his formation. In the round of 16, he adopted a three-person center-back formation (3-4-3) and a full-back to match the formation of the German team. Then he switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation against Ukraine. dorm room. In both cases, the results are useful to him.
From a defensive point of view, 3-4-3 is best for England against Denmark: it can help match the Danish’s vibrant three-man striker line, and it may also offset the influence of the Danish left-wing defender Joakim Maehle. His team.
But to adopt a 3-4-3 formation, Southgate may have to sacrifice an attacking midfielder like Mason Mount. His vision and passing are very important to England’s offense, but sometimes during the Championship. Stagnation. If Mount really has to play, it means either sticking to the 4-2-3-1 formation or attacking the right wing in a 3-4-3 formation.
The most interesting question facing Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand is whether to let Yussuf Poulsen take the center position to replace the hottest Kasper Dolberg (above), who scored in both starts. Considering Poulsen’s speed, size, one-on-one ability and vertical running, it makes sense for him to start the game, and if they pursue results, Dolberg is most useful on the bench.
Another consideration for the Danes: right-wing defender Daniel Vaz or Jens Strieger Larsen? Larson may prove to be the best choice for the defensive work required against Raheem Sterling.
England (3-4-3, from left to right): 1-Jordan Pickford-GK-6-Harry Maguire, 5-John Stones, 2-Kyle Walker-3-Luke Shaw, 4-Declan-Lai S, 14-Calvin Phillips, 12-Kieran-Tripier——10-Raheem Sterling, 9-Harry Kane, 19 Mason Hill
Denmark (3-4-3, from left to right): 1-Kasper Schmeichel-GK-3-Jannik Vestergaard, 4-Simon Kjaer, 6-Andreas Christensen-5-Joakim Maehle, 8-Thomas Delaney, 23-Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 17-Jens Stryger Larsen-14-Mikkel 20- Youssef Poulsen, 9-Martin Braithwaite
England vs. Denmark: odds and predictions
Amid all the cheers surrounding England’s return to Wembley for the semi-finals and potential finals, Denmark has retreated behind the scenes after weeks of becoming an important story for the European Cup. But the Danes pose a problem for the England team.
Denmark is full of energy, they can quickly get off the court in the transition, often pushing the number of people to attack. On the defensive side, this Danish team will not be pushed down on set-pieces like Ukraine. In fact, excluding the shock of losing to Finland in a difficult situation and the Russian penalty conversion, the Danes are behind Patrick Sigg (Czech Republic) and Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) after three world-class brilliance Just admit it.
England has talent and depth, but will face some adversity in this semi-final, and it will be interesting to see how it reacts under the weight of pressure and expectations. At the same time, Denmark has nothing to lose and will play the role of a spoiler, similar to the team that won the championship in 1992.
For this reason, the scoring props for the two teams stand out, and their prices reflect the fact that England has not yet conceded a goal in the 2021 European Cup. Both teams should be in danger of scoring goals in this game.
In addition, playing against the trend is definitely the combination here, and Denmark’s double chance (tie or win) is particularly eye-catching.
prophecy: England 1, Denmark 2
Odds provided by DraftKings
- England win (90 minutes): -141
- England advancement: -286
- Lucky draw (90 minutes): +250
- Denmark wins (90 minutes): +480
- Denmark advances: +230
- Denmark double chance: +118
- Denmark +0.75 Asian Handicap: -113
- Denmark won, both teams scored: +1050
- England -0.75 Asian Handicap: -107
- Two teams score: +118