The two most fancied teams in Group B, Belgium and Denmark, meet in the second round of Euro 2020 fixtures in Copenhagen on June 18.
With Russia and Finland also in this bracket, there is a chance that the Belgians and the Danes will see any lead they opened up after the first round of matches to be cut here – especially given that the Russians are more than capable on home soil, as they showed at World Cup 2018.
Belgium have to be the favourites – they are expected to go deep into the competition, and so Denmark have the pressure here of keeping their Round of 16 hopes alive by avoiding defeat at the very least.
But they will be cheered on by a capacity crowd in Copenhagen, and that could yet count for something.
In this Denmark vs Belgium preview, we’ll run the rule over the two teams and consider who is most likely to get the three points when they collide.
And we will conclude by revealing our betting tips for this match, and also where you can catch a live stream of the action.
1. Denmark vs Belgium Betting Odds
These Euro 2020 matches have been quite difficult for the bookmakers to price up.
On the one hand, here we have a Belgium side jam-packed with quality players. And yet, on the other, Denmark will be playing at ‘home’ in front of a largely partisan crowd.
Even so, the bookies have done the number crunching for their Denmark vs Belgium betting odds, and they make the Danes a 3.68 chance, with the Belgians priced at 2.1 and the draw at 3.31.
2. Denmark vs Belgium Betting Preview
Not for the first time, Belgium qualified for a major tournament in unbelievable fashion. They won all ten of their games, scoring 40 goals and conceding just three.
Yes, it was a poor group of teams, but you can only beat what is put in front of you and the Belgians did that in fine style.
What’s more, you know they have the players to thrive against all manner of opposition. At the World Cup they bat the likes of Brazil and England on route to the semi-finals, so we know that they aren’t simply flat track bullies.
That pedigree will stand them in good stead here in Copenhagen, and realistically it is hard to bet against a team that contains Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens.
That said, the Belgians aren’t the strongest defensively, and so Denmark have to attack them if they are to get anything from this game.
The problem is that this isn’t the Danes’ modus operandi under Age Hareide. They scored just two goals in the group stage of the World Cup, and in Euro 2020 qualifying 17 of their 23 goals came against the hapless Gibraltar and Georgia. In four matches against Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland they mustered six goals.
They don’t have a natural goalscorer in attack, which is a major handicap. Christian Eriksen will pull the strings in midfield – he should flourish after his move to Inter Milan – but you always need somebody who is reliable in front of goal.
Denmark don’t have that, but Belgium certainly do.
So perhaps that is the key difference between the two teams as far as making Denmark vs Belgium predictions is concerned.
3. Denmark vs Belgium Betting Tips
Given that they are on home soil, some will fancy Denmark to spring a surprise here.
But their lack of firepower puts us off them, and instead we’ll be backing the away team given the incredible quality in attack.
So, our Denmark vs Belgium betting tips focus on the fact that we expect Belgium to win this game at 2.1.
We’ve already mentioned their rollcall of attacking talent, and while Denmark will be well organised and drilled defensively you have to expect that Belgium will find a way through.
Can they score two or more? Absolutely, and so our second bet on this game is Belgium with a -1 goal handicap.
4. Denmark vs Belgium Live Stream
If you want to enjoy a Denmark vs Belgium live stream, then you may have a couple of options at your disposal.
Check your local TV listings because the game might be broadcast in your country, but if it’s not then you can always try your favourite bookmakers. Their live streaming channels will be incredibly busy throughout Euro 2020!