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Russia vs Denmark: Match Analysis & Betting Tips

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Ace Football previews the Group B match between Russia and Denmark in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, odds, and predictions.

Russia is getting ready to clash with Denmark on Monday at the Parken. The match is played as one of 12 games in round 3 of the group stages at the Euro 2020. The Russians enter the tournament as number 38 in the FIFA world rankings, while their opponents are ranked number 10.

A 1st place in the group is perhaps too much to hope for, but the bookmakers think Russia should at least see the first knock-out stage. They won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups but had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggest a good run is not beyond them.

Denmark, like Russia, won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups but ultimately finished in 2nd place. While hopes of reaching the last-16 don’t look good, the Danes hope to go out on a high with a memorable victory in Copenhagen.

Stats and Analysis

Denmark began their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. The Danish Dynamite hit the target 2.4 times on average per game, scoring 24 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 9 goals, an average of 0.9 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.

Having so far lost and won a match in Euro 2020, Russia must avoid defeat on Monday to secure participation in the next stages.

Denmark, on the other hand, are gunning for their first victory in the competition after losing each of their first two games.

Stats and facts for Russia and Denmark.

Fun stats Russia

  • Russia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
  • Russia scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Russia’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Russia’s last 4 of 6 matches.

Fun stats Denmark

  • Denmark did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Denmark unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Denmark scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Denmark’s last 4 of 6 matches.

Form Guides

Russians paddling along.

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Russia with performances showing little sign of stability. In their previous 3 internationals, Stanislav Cherchesov’s side won 1-0 against Bulgaria after which they witnessed a 3-0 defeat against Belgium. The most recent international for Russia’s finest served up a 1-0 win against Finland.

Danes in a nice flow.

It has been up and down for Denmark going into this match as league results offer little sense of progress. In their previous 3 matches, Kasper Hjulmand’s side got a 2-0 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Finland. Their latest match served up a 2-1 defeat against Belgium.

Russia v Denmark Fixture History

When these two nations last faced off against each other, Russia ended up taking all 3 points in a 0-2 victory.

Top goalscorer

Russia will look to Artem Dzyuba to once again add some much-needed goals to the scenario. He has been their most prolific marksman with 2 goals in their previous 6 internationals. Managing 2 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Denmark makes Yussuf Poulsen an obvious threat to any defense right now.