Denmark v Belgium Tips: Back the Red Devils to continue fine form
The Danes kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Finland but this was overshadowed by the tragedy which occurred in the first half to star man Christian Eriksen. Thankfully the Danish playmaker is now in a stable condition as Kasper Hjulmand's side look to kick on vs Belgium.
However, recent head-to-heads suggest Denmark could be up against it. Both of last year's meetings in the Nations League saw the Red Devils come out on top, with score lines 4-2 and 2-0.
A stomping 3-0 win over Russia saw Belgium kick off their Euro Campaign in style and a win here would almost cement a place in the round of 16. Talisman Romelu Lukaku netted twice in the opener so he will already have one eye on the Golden Boot.
Denmark v Belgium Tips
It’s not often I will straight back a team to win but I do feel Belgium are good value to pick up the 3 points here. They impressed me in matchday 1 albeit against Russia without doing too much and that’s the sign of a good side. Eden hazard is expected to make a return to the starting 11 and when you combine that with the firepower of Romelu Lukaku, it’s hard to look past this Robert Martinez side. After comfortably winning the previous 2 head to heads by an aggregate of 6-2, I fancy them to make it 3 on the bounce in a game where a win almost ensures qualification.
With this being the second fixture of the group, you would naturally expect it to open up a bit more and I feel this shot line is fairly low. I’m expecting an entertaining game which could be reliant on how the Danes approach it but it could get desperate given the fact they head into this on 0 points.
Russia managed a massive 23 tackles in the opener vs Belgium and with the attacking threat on show I fancy Denmark to hit at least 13. They will undoubtedly be up for this game more so then ever and I expect them to beat their standard averages as a result. Combining these two stats bets should hopefully give us a decent run for our money.
A bit optimistic considering how the tournament has gone so far but if we are in for a cracker this bet has every chance of going close. I’m expecting Denmark to open up at some point, and despite all the attacking talent in this Belgium side, they are not the most convincing at the back.
The last head to head which ended 4-2 in favour of Martinez’ men just before the turn of the year saw this exact bet just 1 Danish Shot on target short. Here’s hoping it goes one better in this group B clash Thursday evening.