Euro 2024: Denmark v England - Match Preview & Odds

Here at we'll provide a comprehensive preview of this crucial Group C fixture, providing team news, betting tips and the latest match odds

Euro 2024: Denmark v England - Match Preview & Odds
Euro 2024: Denmark v England - Match Preview & Odds

Denmark and England meet in the Euro 2024 group stage on Thursday as the two nations go toe-to-toe in Frankfurt. Here at we'll provide a comprehensive preview of this crucial Group C fixture, providing team news, betting tips and the latest match odds from our partners at BoyleSports.

England came into Euro 2024 under huge pressure after losing the final of the last competition at home and being labelled as the top favourite to win this one. After winning the opener, The Three Lions are alone on top of the standings in Group C, while Denmark need to step up after winning only a point in the first game.

Denmark is one of the most consistent teams at the European Championships

The greatest success in Danish sports history came in 1992, when they won the European Championships  seemingly out of nowhere. Denmark actually did not even qualify for the tournament but jumped in the last minute after Yugoslavia was suspended for political reasons.

What that generation of players did for football in this country is amazing. Defeating reigning World Cup champion Germany by 2-0 in the final is still hard to believe.

Denmark had a quarter-final appearance in 2004 and was so close to returning to the final at the last European Championships, and the team that stood in their way was England.

Denmark was the co-host of the competition and made it that far even though they lost the opener against Finland. The result of that game is not what people remember, since a huge tragedy was avoided. Denmark striker Christain Eriksen collapsed on the pitch, and his teammates and the medical staff managed to keep him alive. What makes football great is the fact that Eriksen is back with the national team, and he scored the goal in the first game against Slovenia.

Euro 2024 highlights: Slovenia 1-1 Denmark - Christian Eriksen makes a goalscoring return

Denmark Recent Form

Denmark was the better team on the pitch in the opening game against Slovenia, but they still were not able to win the game. They had a great start, as Eriksen scored after 17 minutes of action. They dominated the midfield, holding possession for 62% of the time and having a total of 16 shots, four of which were on target. However, Denmark failed to score a second goal, and they were punished in the 77th minute when Erik Janza scored the equaliser for Slovenia. Denmark pushed hard in the final minutes but could not regain the lead, and the game ended 1-1.

That was only the second tie for Denmark in the last ten games, as they have seven wins and one loss in that stretch. 

They came into the tournament after defeating Sweden (2-1) and Norway (3-1) in friendly games. Denmark failed to score in only one of the last 15 games. In the last three games Denmark was part of, both teams managed to score, and in six of the last ten, at least three goals were scored.

England has high hopes for the tournament

What happened to the England team at the last European Championships  is something that only the Brazilians in the 1950s can relate to. Both teams were considered huge favourites to win a major title at home, but both failed in the finals. Brazil lost 2-0 in the 1950 World Cup final after Uruguay turned things around to win 2-1, and England's loss to Italy was even more tragic.

After 120 minutes of fighting against Italy, the game went to a penalty shootout, where England fell short. That was a tough pill to swallow for every fan of England, but here they are still standing. Gareth Southgate survived that loss and is still coaching the team. There is no doubt that if any other team had lost in that way, the coach would have been sacked the following day. However, the English Football Association still believes that Southgate is the right man for the job, and he proved that by leading England to an almost perfect record in the qualifiers.

England Recent Form

England had a solid start of the tournament with a 1-0 win over Serbia. The Serbs came into the game with an offensive lineup but once the game started, England took the ball and all of the players not named Jordan Pickford were in front of Serbia's goal. England was increasing the pressure and Jude Bellingham scored a header in the 13th minute. As the game progressed, England let Serbia have the majority of the possession but their defence was on top of their game and Serbia basically had no real scoring opportunity even though they had elite strikers like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Vlahovic and later Luka Jovic.

At the end, England had 53% of the possession, seven shots, three of which were on target, and most importantly, three points that put them on top of the standings in Group C. That was England's sixth win in the last ten games and they have two losses and two draws. Coming to the European Championships they lost the last friendly game, 1-0 to Iceland but as we saw, that didn't affect them at all.

Euro 2024 highlights: Serbia 0-1 England

Where are the teams in the standings?

England is on top of the standings in Group C with three points. Denmark and Slovenia share the second place with one point each while Serbia is at the bottom without a point. In the second matchday, besides England playing Denmark, Serbia will take on Slovenia. In the last matchday of the group, England will face Slovenia, while Serbia will take on Denmark. Both of those games are scheduled for June 25th.


England and Denmark have played against each other 15 times so far. England won seven of those matches, with four draws and four wins for Denmark. They met in the semi-finals of the last European Championships, where England celebrated with Harry Kane's goal in extra time. They also played in the group stage of Euro ‘92 when it was 0-0 before Denmark won the title. The last time Denmark beat England was in the Nations League in 2020, when the score was 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in London. The last four games between these two teams ended under 2.5 goals.

Probable lineups

Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen, Joachim Andersen, Alexander Bah, Morten Hjulmand, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Victor Kristiansen, Christian Eriksen, Jonas Wind, Rasmus Hojlund

England: Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Luke Shaw, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Conor Gallagher, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane

England Player to Watch – Harry Kane

Harry Kane played the entire game against Serbia on the opening matchday but had no significant impact on the game. He had a decent header that ended up on the crossbar, but if it went in, it would probably be called an offensive foul. Regardless of that performance, Kane is still the player with the most scored goals in the history of England and the current best striker on this squad.

Kane is coming off a fantastic season with Bayern Munich, his first outside of England. The 30-year-old scored 36 goals in 32 Bundesliga games and added eight in 12 Champions League appearances. Given the numbers, it is very unlikely for Kane to fail to score in two consecutive games, and even more, he is still the first option when it comes to penalty kicks.

Denmark Player to Watch – Rasmus Hojlund

Rasmus Hojlund is one of the best young players in Euro 2024 and we should enjoy watching the growth of a new football superstar. The 21-year-old is already one of the key pieces in the Danish offensive line and he will have an extra motive to score against England.

Hojlund is coming off a solid season with Manchester United after he made a transfer from Atalanta a year ago. He scored 10 goals in 30 appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League season and 5 in 6 matches in the Champions League. Not bad for a 21-year-old, right?

Hojlund made his debut for Denmark's senior team in 2022 and has already scored seven goals in 15 games. Big tournaments like Euro 2024 are the right place for the emergence of players like Hojlund and we can expect him to score his first goal in a major competition.

Denmark v England Prediction

Denmark will play this game in a state of emergency, while England has full control. Denmark counted on winning the opener against Slovenia, and now that that did not happen, they will have to look for points in the encounter against England. Gareth Southgate's team is in a much better situation after defeating Serbia and will have some level of comfort going into this one.

There is no doubt that England is a major favourite against any team in the competition, including Denmark. They know how to take control of the ball and keep possession in the midfield. England can turn any possession into a scoring opportunity, with Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham upfront.

Still, Denmark is a solid defensive team, and they are not afraid to compete against England. They were on the verge of defeating them in the semifinal of the previous European Championships, and that loss has left a bitter taste in their mouths. This will be a 'gloves off' battle between two rock-solid teams, and we expect to see both teams score at Evens.

Denmark v England Final Score Prediction

Given the style of play of both teams, we can expect a high-scoring game. Despite the fact that the last four games between the two teams did not see more than two goals, it seems like it is time for them to explode. Denmark has all the respect for England, but at the same time, they are aware that they can compete against them. There are plenty of guys on the Denmark roster who play in the Premier League, such as Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund from Manchester United, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Tottenham, and the trio from Brentford, Christian Norgaard, Mikkel Damsgaard, and Mathias Jorgensen, and they are ready for the challenge. Given that, we predict an intense game that will finish 2-2 at odds of 18/1.

Denmark v England Goalscorers

Looking at the England squad, there are plenty of guys who can score in any given game. Harry Kane has been one of the top scorers in every major tournament in recent history; Jude Bellingham scored in the opening game of the tournament; and many forget about Phil Foden, who can do miracles on the field. Denmark also has top-class scorers like United's Rasmus Hojlund or Yussuf Poulsen from Leipzig. Assuming that there will be many goals in this game, as mentioned above, we go with Harry Kane and Rasmus Hojlund to hit the net in this game. Kane is 5/4 to score at any time or 3/1 to score first whilst in the same two markets, Denmark's Hojlund is 4/1 and 10/1 respectively.

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