The final match day of Group B promises some nail-biting action as Russia and Denmark face off against each other in their bid to qualify to the Round of 16. While Russia need just a draw to proceed, denmark have no choice but to emerge victorious. The two teams lock horns today at the Parken Stadium.
Kasper Hjulmand’s side would be looking for his first win of the competition but if Belgium fail to bit Finland, it would likely be the end of the road for Denmark. However, they could still qualify as 3 third-place teams from the 6 groups would be in the Round of 16 but a victory tonight is a must.
Russia vs Denmark Euro 2020: Match Details
Fixture: Russia vs Denmark
Timings: 12:30 PM IST
Date: 22nd June
Venue: Parken Stadium, Denmark
Russia vs Denmark Predictions
Russia are likely to go defensive this time as they require just a point to confirm qualification. Though their form has not been up to the mark since their superb display in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, they have managed a win against Finland and are now sitting second in Group B. Denmark, who have been much better since the World Cup three years back, surprisingly find themselves at the bottom of the table, which could be a result of the trauma the players had to go through due to Christian Eriksen’s collapse against Finland.
Denmark have a potent enough side to beat Russia with the likes of Andreas Christensen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Jannik Vestergaard, and Thomas Delaney. They have a brilliant man on duty to guard the sticks in the figure of Kasper Schmeichel which is a big boost for the back four. The game is going to be tough for Denmark as their main playmaker Eriksen, who is known for his defense-breaking passes, is now out of the frame. He would have been a good bet for this kind of a task where the opponent would look to sit back deep in their own half.
Russia vs Denmark: Who will win today’s match?
Though it will be a tough task for Denmark, Kasper Hjulmand could emerge as the winner. They need to play to their strengths and also be solid defensively as Russia would not leave any opportunity to counter. The match is expected to be a tight and cagey one at the Parken Stadium but Denmark having a better squad could be just edging Russia to a victory.
FINAL PREDICTION: Russia 1-2 Denmark