Denmark - Finland | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Denmark vs Finland for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
The EURO 2021 kicks off June 11, 2021, and the group stage will be played in 11 different cities around the continent including Copenhagen where Denmark hosts Finland in the opening match of Group B on Saturday, June 12.
- Denmark vs. Finland
- Group B – First Round
- Date – 12/6/2021
- Starting time – 17:00 CET
- Venue: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark Stats & Form
The one-time European champions from 1992 got through the qualifying round without a loss, recording four wins and four draws to finish second in Group D behind Switzerland. Denmark had a terrific 23:6 goal difference, allowing just a couple of goals in four games at home.
Over their last seven outings in all competitions, the Red and White have earned six victories along with a 4-2 defeat to Belgium in the UEFA Nations League. Denmark started the World Cup Qualifiers this spring and recorded three wins in three matches, scoring a whopping 14 goals in the process and conceding none.
The head coach Kasper Hjulmand can count on some very experienced players including playmaker Christian Eriksen (106 caps, 36 goals), defender Simon Kjaer (105 caps, 3 goals), and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (63 caps). Just a few guys are younger than 25, but keep your eyes on the 21-year-old striker Andreas Skov Olsen who’s scored three goals in five caps thus far.
Finland Stats & Form
The Eagle-owls made it to the UEFA European Championship for the first time, finishing at the second spot of the qualifying Group J with 18 points out of ten contests. They recorded six wins and four losses along with a 16:10 goal difference, and half of their matches produced fewer than three goals in total. In five outings on the road, the Eagle-owls suffered three defeats at Italy 2-0, Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1, and Greece 2-1.
Finland is winless in its last four games overall including a 3-2 defeat against Switzerland in a friendly. The Eagle-owls started their qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup with a pair of draws against Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2 and Ukraine 1-1.
Finland head coach Markku Kanerva leans on a bunch of mediocre players, and his top scorer Teemu Pukki (90 caps, 30 goals) is currently playing for Norwich in the English Championship. The 34-year-old captain Tim Sparv (80 caps, 1 goal) is a member of the Greek side AEL, while midfielder Glen Kamara (30 caps, 1 goal) is playing well for Rangers in Scotland.
Denmark vs Finland Head-to-Head Stats
Denmark meets Finland for the first time since 2011 when the Red and White beat the Eagle-owls 2-1 in the friendly match. Finland is winless in five encounters with Denmark, recording just one draw in the process, and it was way back in 2003.
Denmark vs Finland Betting Odds
Because Denmark is playing at home stadium, the bookies consider the Red and White as strong favorites to open the EURO 2021 with a victory. Denmark is listed at 1.50 on Bet365 Sportsbook, while Finland is a 2.62 underdog to stay undefeated.
The bookmakers won’t be surprised with a high-scoring affair, but the Under 2.5 goals still pays 1.80 on 22bet Sportsbook. The odds on both teams to score at least once are listed at 2.10.
Denmark vs Finland Betting Tip:
On paper, Denmark is a much better team than Finland, so we suggest you take the Red and White to earn three points at the start of the EURO 2021. Denmark plays at home which is another reason to go with the Red and White even though the odds are not attractive.
Finland lacks talent everywhere. The visitors will work hard and try their best to upset the odds, but Denmark’s sheer quality should make all the difference.