Czech Republic vs. Denmark Prediction: EURO 2020 Odds & Picks
Of all the quarter-final ties at Euro 2020, this one might not catch the eye as much as some others. Indeed, neither Czech Republic or Denmark are tournament heavyweights, despite the latter winning the European Championships 29 years ago. There is, however, still a lot of intrigue around this match-up.
Czech Republic have been the surprise package of Euro 2020 so far, emerging from Group D alongside Croatia and England before beating the Netherlands in the round of 16. Meanwhile, Denmark have overcome difficult circumstances following Christian Eriksen’s on-field cardiac arrest in their first game to make the final eight. Here are some tips and predictions for Czech Republic v Denmark on Saturday July 3.
Czech Republic vs. Denmark Prediction
When: July 3
Where: Baku Olympic Stadium (Baku, Azerbaijan)
Time: 12pm ET
Odds: Czech Republic +285, Draw +225, Denmark +112 - View full odds for the game here.
Few expected Czech Republic to get this far in the tournament. However, Jaroslav Silhavy’s side are good value for their place in the quarter finals. They are a well-organised, well-drilled team. Each and every played is aware of their roles and responsibilities on the pitch. Czech Republic might just be one of the best coached teams at Euro 2020.
Much of their approach focuses on getting service into Patrik Schick and Tomas Soucek, both of whom have demonstrated their potency in the air. Antonin Barak’s performance against the Netherlands ensured Schick wasn’t left isolated as the number nine, filling the void that was left by the injured Vladimir Darida.
Denmark have reacted remarkably to the events of their opening game against Finland, not just psychologically, but in a tactical sense. Eriksen was crucial to the way Kasper Hjulmand’s team played, but a switch into a back three with Mikel Damsgaard introduced as the creative spark in the final third has worked wonders.
Simon Kjaer, Yussuf Poulsen and Daniel Wass are all carrying knocks that could sideline them for this match, but Hjulmand still has plenty to work with. The midfield platform of Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hjobjerg should give Denmark control in the centre of the pitch with Joakim Maelhe a real outlet down the left side.
There have been over 2.5 total goals scored in Denmark’s last three games at Euro 2020. On the flip side, there have been under 2.5 totals scored in Czech Republic’s last five European Championship games (including qualifiers). They have also drawn five of their last six games against Denmark in all competitions. This one could be decided by small margins.