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Euro 2020: Denmark vs. Finland match preview- team news, lineups

Denmark will be facing Finland in the hopes of a perfect start for their Euro 2020 journey as Finland on the opposite side, expects to achieve good results in their first appearance in Euro.


won the European Championship in 1992 and reached the quarter-final stage of the championship in 2004, however, the 2012 tournament was a disappointment, with the team finishing last in their group.


won four straight games in the second half of 2020, but they have now gone winless in their last six games, losing four of them, and they are expected to finish last in this section.

Let us discuss this matter in a much more detailed manner.

Denmark vs. Finland match preview

In this article we will take a brief look at the history of both teams and the matches they had faced, we would analyze their formation and finally, come up with a

Denmark vs. Finland match result prediction

which would be based on the logical analysis that we are going to provide in the upcoming sections.

Form analysis

First, let’s take a look at how these two teams got here and how did they perform in their previous matches.


The Danes did not qualify for Euro 2016, but they did win a place in the finals of Euro 2020 by placing second in Group D, behind Switzerland, with 16 points from eight games.

Meanwhile, Denmark's preparations for the event have been impressive, as they drew 1-1 with Germany in a friendly on June 2 before defeating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 in Brondby on Sunday evening. Martin Braithwaite and Andreas Cornelius scored in the 2-0 victory.

Kasper Hjulmand's team has only lost one of their past 12 matches in all competitions, and they will see their first match in the tournament in Copenhagen as crucial to their prospects of finishing in the top two.


Finland faces a difficult assignment in clinching a place in the European Championship knockout phase, but they will be relieved to have qualified for the finals in the first place.

Indeed, the Eagle-owls will be competing in the European Championship for the first time, making it a particularly special competition for the country as a whole.

Markku Kanerva's team will not be there only to make up the numbers, but their pre-tournament preparations have been less than ideal, with losses to Sweden and Estonia in their two pre-tournament friendlies.

Finland won four straight games in the closing stages of 2020, but they have now gone winless in their last six games, losing four of them, and they are expected to finish last in this section.

Denmark vs. Finland - head to head in all competitions

When it comes to Denmark vs. Finland's head-to-head statistics, Denmark came out victorious most of the time. It all started on 27 Sep 1925, which is the date of their first match and it was a friendly one. Finland received 3 goals but managed to score 3 goals back to equalize the match result.

These two teams have competed against each other a total of 59 times, and today they will meet once again to mark the 60th match against one another. Denmark won 38 times and Finland came out victorious 11 times. Rest resulted in a draw.

Line-ups and formation

We have already talked about possible lineups and formations in the previous articles dedicated to these two teams and you can check them out on the Sportmob website, but just to be clear let's review them once more.


Denmark's lineup includes a number of well-known stars, including

Kasper Schmeichel

, Andreas Christensen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Christian Eriksen, who will all start this match.

Head coach Hjulmand has a lot of choices in the midfield and forward areas, but Braithwaite and Poulsen are expected to be in the starting lineup for this game.

Thomas Delaney should play alongside Hojbjerg in the midfield, while

Simon Kjaer

, the team's second-most experienced player behind Eriksen, should play alongside Christensen at the back.

  • Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1):

    Schmeichel; Wass, Maehle, Kjaer, Andersen; Delaney, Hojbjerg; Poulsen, Eriksen, Braithwaite; Dolberg


Teemu Pukki

, Finland's leading goalscorer with 30, had been held off due to an ankle injury, but the 31-year-old is anticipated to play in this match and in the last third of the field.

When it comes to the starting lineup, there are a few unknowns, but Joel Pohjanpalo might start with Pukki in the last third, while Tim Sparv is a foregone conclusion in the middle.

Glen Kamara, a midfielder for Rangers, will also be in the starting XI, and

Paulus Arajuuri

, Joona Toivio, and Jukka Raitala will also have international experience.

  • Probable Lineup (3-5-2):

    Hradecky; Vaisanen, Arajuuri, Toivio; Alho, Kamara, Sparv, Lod, Uronen; Pukki, Pohjanpalo


Denmark has proven to be tough to beat, at least for Finland. However, Finland is hoping to get its first win over Denmark to get a perfect start for their first Euro appearance. If we look back at the game history, we will see that Finland’s winning chances are less than Denmark’s but that doesn’t mean that they are not capable of beating Denmark.

After analyzing the previous matches and Finland’s poor performance in the last 6 games, we have guessed that the game would most probably end in Denmark’s favor by the result of 2-0.

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