Ace Football previews the quarter-final tie between the Czech Republic and Denmark in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and predictions.
The Czech Republic take on Denmark for a quarter-final match in the European Championship on Saturday at the Baku Olimpiya Stadionu.
There is a pretty big gap between the two sides in the FIFA world rankings as the Czech Republic rank as number 40 in the list, while Denmark sit in a solid 10th place.
The Czech Republic reached the quarter-final stage of Euro 2020 by finishing 3rd in Group D before leaving a 10-man Netherlands side stunned by beating them 2-0 in the last-16. Denmark, meanwhile, finished 2nd in Group B and thrashed Wales 4-0 in the last round.
Stats and Analysis
Results have been mixed for the Czech Republic recently. Jaroslav Silhavy’s side have banged in 17 goals in their previous 10 internationals across all competitions to create an average of 1.7 goals per game. They’ve fared a little better in the defense, having conceded 11 goals in those matches for an average of 1.0 per game and kept 3 clean sheets.
Denmark, on the other hand, have been in red-hot form in the goal department from their last 10 internationals across all competitions. The Danish Dynamite have managed a massive 2.8 goals a game, scoring 28 times while allowing only 9 goals against them. That is an average of 0.9 goals conceded per game, with a clean sheet in 5 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Czech Republic and Denmark.
Fun stats Czech Republic
- Czech Republic has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Czech Republic’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Czech Republic scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Czech Republic’s last 5 matches in the row.
Fun stats Denmark
- Denmark unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Denmark scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Denmark’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Denmark’s last 2 of 4 matches.
The Czechs on a roll.
Czech Republic look to build on their current momentum with another positive result.
In their previous 3 matches, Jaroslav Silhavy’s side split the points in a 1-1 draw against Croatia and went on to a 1-0 defeat against England. Their latest match served up a 2-0 win against the Netherlands.
Can the Danes score 4 goals again?
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Denmark with performances showing little sign of stability.
In their 3 latest outings, Kasper Hjulmand’s side suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Belgium and went on to a 4-1 win against Russia. Their latest game produced a 4-0 win against Wales.
Czech Republic v Denmark Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, on 15 November 2016, both came away unscathed following a 1-1 draw.
Czech Republic have won 20%, while Denmark have won 20% of their last 10 encounters in the European Championship resulting in a total of 2-6-2.
Man of the Moment
Patrik Schick has certainly delivered the goods for the Czech Republic in recent matches. Both he and his fellow countrymen hope he can add to the 5 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals.
It is tempting to look for Yussuf Poulsen to shine once again for Denmark, as he has been their most prolific marksman with 3 goals in their previous 6 internationals.