England v Denmark Odds: Compare the latest prices for Semi-Final clash
England’s thumping 4-0 win over Ukraine was a lot easier than many fans expected and now with a Semi-Final clash with Denmark on Wednesday evening, fans are starting to believe that football could actually be coming home.
The bookmakers seem to think so too, with some firms going as short as 11/8 for England to win the tournament, and lift their first major trophy in 55 years. Southgate’s side have become the first to keep a clean sheet in their first five matches of a European Championships and should they make the final they would be the 13th team to do so in Euros history and be the first newcomers to a final since Greece and Portugal in 2004.
Here at BettingOdds.com we’ve taken a look ahead to clash with Denmark on Wednesday and have cast our eye through the main betting markets. We’ve also provided for some key stats which will hopefully lead to some profitable punting for the game.
Starting things off with a look at the Match Result Odds and it’s with the game being played on home soil, it’s no surprise to see The Three Lions the favourites to win inside 90 minutes, priced at 8/11 to do so. That’s an implied probability of 57.9%, with the draw currently being offered at 5/2 with most firms.
Denmark lost their opening two fixtures of the tournament, but should not be underestimated after wins over Russia, Wales and Czech Republic. Kasper Hjulmand's side can be backed at 9/2 with William Hill and it was the Danes who snatched victory the last time these two sides met in October in the Nations League.
England’s last win in a major tournament against Denmark came in the World Cup back in 2002. Gareth Southgate was an unused substitute in that game thanks to an own goal from Thomas Sorenson and then strikes from Michael Owen and Emile Heskey in a 3-0 win in Japan.
Shots on Target
Moving on to the shots on target market and we’ve taken a look at the prices on show from Betfair and Paddy Power. Denmark are in fact the team who has registered the most shots on target in the tournament with 36 in total. England have hit the target just 16 times in the tournament with six of those coming in the 4-0 win over The Ukraine.
Three of those for England came from Striker Harry Kane and he’s the shortest price of any player from the two sides to hit 2+ shots on target against Denmark, priced at 10/11.
Harry Maguire was also on the scoresheet at the weekend and has now registered a shot on target in four of his last six competitive internationals. With 15/8 on show for a shot on target against Denmark we wouldn’t put any one off Maguire in this market with Joakim Maehle also making appeal at the same price with seven shots on target in the tournament.
Player To Be Carded
Referee Danny Makkelie will be in charge of the game who possesses an average of 3.46 yellows per game last season across all formats. There were no bookings in England’s game on Saturday which means Harry Maguire, Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice will all have their previous yellow wiped.
Only John McGinn picked up more yellow cards in the Premier League than Harry Maguire last season with a remarkable 18 for club and country in all competitions. Two of those yellows for Maguire came against Denmark when he was sent off back in October. Maguire is best priced at 10/3 to pick up a booking on Wednesday evening with bet365 while Raheem Sterling is also worth consideration at an inflated looking 17/2 with bet365 with other firms such as Sky Bet going much more conservative at 10/3.
England now have two players in the top-four in the betting to be crowned top goalscorer at the Euros. Harry Kane (7/2) and Raheem Sterling (10/1), both have three goals to their name and the England captain and Premier League golden boot winner can be backed at a current best price of 5/4 with BetVictor to find the net against Denmark.
Raheem Sterling has scored an impressive 15 goals in his last 21 competitive International matches, after scoring just two in his previous 45! Sterling is being offered at 21/10 with Paddy Power to score against the Danes, who have Kasper Dolberg the shortest price of any of their players for the game at 7/2 anytime.
The ‘Anytime Assist’ market continues to grow in popularity and with the ability to combine selections into bet builder selections with Betfair, Paddy Power and Bet365, punters are getting stuck in. There’s plenty of questions to be answered over who will start in attack for England but looking at the market, it’s Jack Grealish who’s the shortest price of any player to provide one, at 11/4.
Grealish made 10 assists in 24 league starts for Aston Villa last term and should he start he’s certainly worth consideration in this market with him not yet having a shot at the tournament. At 11/2, Harry Kane also looks a reasonable price in this market considering he made more assists than any other player in the Premier League last season with 14.
Wednesday’s huge game can be seen live on ITV at 8pm and if you are having a bet on the game, best of luck and please gamble responsibly.