Denmark v Republic of Ireland
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Friday night, Denmark hosts the Republic of Ireland in Copenhagen in Group D of qualifying for Euro 2020.
Denmark head into this qualifier on a run of seven games unbeaten. However, the Scandinavian team have had a habit of drawing games of late, with their last three matches finishing all-square, including their first qualifier against Switzerland which finished 3-3.
The draw leaves the home side third place in the group, five points behind their group-leading opponents. However, a win would put Age Hareide’s side right back in contention for top spot.
Denmark have a poor recent record in qualifying for the European Championships, as they have failed to win in their last six qualifiers. However, four of those winless matches finished in draws.
Although the Danes don’t have a particularly good recent record on home soil in qualifiers, they have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 Euro qualifiers. The home side has also scored at least two goals in six of their last eight home qualifiers.
The Republic of Ireland have kicked off Group D with back-to-back 1-0 wins over Gibraltar and Georgia. The Republic have been impressive in defence of late, as they have kept four straight clean sheets.
The visitors also have a strong recent record in qualifying for European Championships, as they have now won six of their last eight qualifier’s. Ireland have built their excellent recent record on a good defensive record, as they have kept clean sheets in all of those six qualifying victories.
Ireland’s away form in European Championship qualifiers can only be described as inconsistent, as the visitors have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six away games.
Denmark have no reported injury problems heading into this clash. A number of players will miss out through injury for the visitors, including Shane Long, Mark Travers, Alan Browne and Luke Connell.