The Three Lions have landed semifinal stage again for the third time in the international tournament under Gareth Southgate. Yet, this one can not be missed any more, since the stake is way too high to waste. Playing at their home turf with more fans to come should cheer and motivate Harry Kane and Co. Facing off Denmark here is another key factor for being able to capitalise England fans’ long lost dream, lifting the trophy after 1966. Such is intriguing mission, especially considering the result of their last encounter in UEFA Nations League last year when England was beaten 0-1 at home. Kasper Hjulmand’s side still has the potential to stumble them in Wembley.
Both teams’ previous games
England trashed Ukraine 4-0 in their last outing at the quarter final stage. Harry Kane netted a brace followed by Harry Maguire’s and Jordan Henderson’s header after taking advantage from the set piece scenario.
Meanwhile, the Danes thumped Czech Rep 2-1 beforehand. The early goal of Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg before the interval really struck Jaroslav Silkavy’s men. Czech only bagged a lifeline from Patrick Schick who tucked away the blall into the net.
Gareth Southgate might be employing 3-4-3 again to form a layered defensive stance for Danish’s swift counter attack. Harry Kane would still be leading man upfront with Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish behind him. Both have the ability to offer the width, playmaking, acceleration and creativity to break the deadlock. On both flanks, Luke Shaw and Kieran Trippier are still operating the area.
Kasper Hjulmand is unlikely to change his 3-4-2-1 formation. Nice man Kasper Dolberg is likely to seal one spot upfront despite the fact that Yusuf Poulsen has returned from his injury. He would be accompanied by Martin Braithwaite and Mikel Damsgaard again on the front.
Players to watch
Raheem Sterling is the main star in England squad during the current EURO. He has scored three goals and made one assist so far while the skipper Harry Kane has just bagged three goals without any assist. Their top assists provider is the left back Luke Shaw by collecting three so far.
Denmark, on the other hand, is more collective with their changes to 3-4-2-1 after the collapse of Eriksen. Hjulmand could optimise the remaining squad with Kasper Dolberg as the top scorer with three goals and the top performer, Joakim Maehle with two goals and one assist. Another vital figure to watch is Spurs man Pierre Hjoberg.
England vs Denmark Prediction
This is a clash of two teams which were underestimated at the beginning of the competition. Both have shown their progress along the way. Southgate’s men have not even conceded yet while Denmark has been the deadliest team in the tournament as they are the highest one in scoring with 12 goals so far. This would be more on tactical battle between The Three Lions and the Danes. Nevertheless, a narrow win is still more likely for the home side.
England is certainly the slight favorite here, mainly as they play in Wembley. Their odds to win are at 13/17. The draw result is at the value of 27/10, whereas Simon Kjaer and Co are backed to win at 24/5.