DENMARK take on Belgium in Copenhagen in Group B on Thursday. James Cantrill (@JimmyThePunt) shares his thoughts on the fixture.
Denmark vs Belgium | Thursday 17th June 2020, 17:00 | ITV
Denmark resume their Euro 2020 campaign tomorrow as they welcome Belgium- the world's top ranked side according to FIFA – to the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen at 17:00.
These two nations' campaigns could not have gotten off to more contrasting starts. The Red Devils dismantled Cherchesov’s Russia with relative ease as Romelu Lukaku’s brace thrust him into the bookies pole position to win the Golden Boot. Inters talisman is now as short as 14/5 with some firms.
As for Denmark, their opening clash was overshadowed by the incident in the first half, however, once news that Christian Erikson’s was in a stable condition broke attentions were then turned as to why Kasper Hjulmand’s side were made to play so soon after the event occurred.
It remains to be seen how the squad is coping with the anguish of that day, unsurprisingly they were in no fit state to finish the game vs Finland but it could rally the Danes for this clash.
That being said, in terms of price, the Red Devils are favourites here. Most bookmakers have them posted at around even money, however, they have won 92% of their fixtures when priced accordingly. It is also worth noting that there was a huge drift in their price for their opening game as they went from 58/100 out to 11/10.
There has been a lot of speculation over the cause of this with talk of big money coming for Russia from an asian syndicate, some reckon it was to do with the absence of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne whilst some think it was linked to the Russians home advantage.
Nevertheless, Hazard and De Bruyne are both expected to feature here and playing outside of Belgium did little to faze Roberto Martínez’s side in their first game. Therefore, at 11/10 I am happy to have Belgium to win in Copenhagen.
Denmark vs Belgium – Belgium to win (11/10 Betfair)