Belgium vs Denmark match preview

Belgium will be looking to advance in the Euro 2020 tournament as they prepare to face Denmark on Thursday in Copenhagen at 5pm. In the opening match of Group B Belgium beat Russia 3-0 and are clear favourites to win in their game against Denmark. However, Denmark will be hoping to improve on the home result of their opening fixture as they lost 1-0 to Finland. According to 11vs11 website Belgium and Denmark have met 15 times since thier first encounter in 1922. Both teams have won six games apiece with three draws completing the list.

Denmark face a challenging battle to claim one of the top two spots in Group B to claim a place in the Round of 16 and much thought goes to the players as one cannot begin to imagine what must be in the minds of the players as they step foot onto the pitch once again of the Parken Stadium after the distressing event involving their fellow teammate. In response to that all Kasper Hjulmand’s players can do is play with courage and play to their best. Despite the outcome of the match the fans will show the players the respect they deserve as they attempt to process the events in the recent days.

Belgium squad in training ahead of the clash against Denmark

Team news for Belgium and Denmark

Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel have both travelled with the squad to Denmark.They will be looking to make an impressive start and impact the overall outcome of the team. Furthermore, both players were involved in the training session so their is a possibility that they will feature in the match against Denmark after further assessments.

Roberto Martinez provides injury update on Castagne after their opening fixture.He told the Belgian media:

“He has already left the training camp. He will go for a consultation with the specialist on Tuesday. On the images we have been able to see it is not two but three or four fractures . He will recover perfectly but that will take about six weeks”.

As Castagne is suffering with damage to his eye after colliding with Daler Kuzuaev. Another concern for the Belgians encounter against Denmark is that vertonghen may miss out this match. After he picked up a knock to his ankle in the previous game.

Denmark team news: Denmark look to be without any other injury concerns and have a full squad at the managers disposal. Although Denmark will be without Eriksen as his main priority is to recover and find out the causes of him collapsing. Despite this, he has shared an image stating he is well and will be supporting Denmark from the hospital as he awaits further results from the tests.

Predicted team news

Belgium predicted starting 11: Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Meunier, Vermaelen, Dendonker, Mertens,Tielemens T.Hazard, Carrasco ,Lukaku

Denmark predicted 11: Schmeichel, Wass, Kjaer, Christensen, Maehle, Delaney, Hojbjerg, Jensen, Poulsen, Dolberg, Braithwaite.

Predicted scoreline

Belgium have won each of all their qualifying matches for the Euros and their recent form and strength in the squad they could end up beating Denmark 4-0.

Author: Stacey Marsh

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