Czech Republic vs Denmark Euro 2020 Prediction, Odds, Betting Tips
- Denmark were hugely impressive in the round of 16 and have had plenty of rest
- Czech Republic pulled off a shock in beating the Netherlands last time out
- Czech Republic will look to disrupt Denmark and that could make for a tight encounter
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|To Win the Match (90 Minutes)||Odds|
|Czech Republic||+290 |
Czech Republic vs Denmark Pick
Denmark are probably the stronger team, but Czech Republic could nullify them and pose problems from set-pieces and crosses into the box. This one could go all the way to extra time.
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How to Watch Czech Republic vs Denmark
|Czech Republic vs Denmark Information|
|Teams||Czech Republic vs Denmark|
|Location||Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Time||Saturday, 3 July 2021, 12.00 PM EDT|
|How to watch||ESPN|
Denmark March on After Thumping Victory Over Wales
The last week of action at Euro 2020 has been among the most entertaining in recent tournament history. Including those scored in extra time, the round of 16 featured a total of 29 goals – a healthy average of 3.6 per match. Switzerland 3-3 France and Croatia 3-5 Spain were particularly thrilling affairs, but each game provided some sort of drama, intrigue or excitement. Neutrals will be hoping for more of the same as we enter the business end of the competition.
Perhaps the most impressive team performance was that which Denmark delivered in Amsterdam last Saturday. Wales began the game on the front foot and got into some dangerous areas in the first 10 minutes, but the rest of the match was dominated by their opponents. Denmark were excellent once again, playing fast, fearless soccer and continuing to attack even after taking the lead. Their 4-0 victory was the most comprehensive of the knockout stage so far.
Denmark lost their first two matches of Euro 2020, albeit in mitigating circumstances given what happened to Christian Eriksen. They became the first team in European Championship history to finish in the top two of their group after amassing just three points, but it is hard to say they do not deserve their place in the last eight.
Denmark were excellent in their 2-1 defeat by Belgium in the second round of group games, and since then they have beaten Russia and Wales by an aggregate scoreline of 8-1. No one is getting ahead of themselves just yet, but many Danes are thinking back to their shock triumph at Euro 1992 and asking whether another surprise victory might be possible this summer.
Czech Republic a Solid Team Who Will Be up for the Challenge
Czech Republic picked up four points in the group stage – one more than Denmark – but that was only sufficient for a third-place finish. That left them with a last-16 tie against the Netherlands in which they were clear underdogs, but the Czechs upset the odds to advance to the quarter-finals. The Euro 1976 champions (as Czechoslovakia) and Euro 1996 runners-up are just two wins away from another place in the final.
Last weekend’s round-of-16 clash in Budapest was in effect decided by Matthijs de Ligt’s red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity early in the second half. Yet while that dismissal left the Dutch at a disadvantage, Czech Republic deserve full credit for making the most of their extra man. Their strategy of putting crosses into the box was rewarded when Tomas Holes opened the scoring in the 68th minute, before Patrik Schick wrapped up the victory in the closing stages.
Czech Republic have shown themselves to be a tough competitor throughout the competition. In their opening game in Glasgow, Scotland created the better chances and were left cursing their wasteful finishing. The Czechs, on the other hand, ruthlessly dispatched the opportunities that came their way and dug deep to register a clean sheet. They then held Croatia to a 1-1 draw and only narrowly lost 1-0 to England.
At +2500 with BetMGM, Czech Republic are only the seventh-favorites to win Euro 2020. That is probably an accurate assessment of their chances in the eight-team field, but Jaroslav Silhavy’s side have already shown this summer that they should not be written off.
This Could Be a Tight Game With Little Between the Teams
Denmark seems to have adopted a nothing-to-lose mentality since the Eriksen incident, and their energetic pressing and fast-paced attacking has proven too much for Belgium (in the first half), Russia and Wales. They will once again look to play on the front foot here, with Kasper Dolberg set to keep his place up front after scoring twice against the Welsh.
There has been intelligence to their game too, not least when Kasper Hjulmand pushed Andreas Christensen into midfield to nullifying Aaron Ramsey last weekend. Denmark are expected to revert to their usual 3-4-3 formation here, with Christensen returning to the backline – but do not bet against Hjulmand making a surprise tweak mid-game.
Czech Republic are dogged opponents, though, with just two goals conceded so far at Euro 2020. They are a physical side who will look to disrupt Denmark’s passing rhythm by fair means or foul. Denmark will also have to stand up to the threat they pose from set-pieces, where Tomas Soucek and Schick are particularly dangerous.
Denmark blitzed Russia and Wales, but the same approach might not bring the same success here. A more patient game plan will be necessary if the Danes are unable to get an early goal, and if Czech Republic can dig in and frustrate them, this quarter-final could end with the scores level after 90 minutes.