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Denmark: Euro 2024 Dark Horses or Semi-Final Contenders?

Denmark’s Euro 2020 heroics made them a sleeper pick. Can they repeat the feat in 2024? We analyze their squad, led by Eriksen and Hojbjerg, and the firepower of Hojlund. Is Denmark a value bet to make a deep run, or are there hidden weaknesses to consider? Dive in for insights and betting tips!

 

Denmark: Euro 2024 Dark Horses or Semi-Final Contenders?
Denmark's midfielder #10 Christian Eriksen-Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP

Eriksen, Hojbjerg & Hojlund: Denmark’s Star Power at Euro 2024

Denmark memorably won the European Championship in 1992, and while a repeat is hugely unlikely, they are a tough opponent who nobody will relish facing.

Denmark will be looking to make the best of having qualified in back-to-back European Championships for the first time in 20 years. The Danes reached the semi-finals in Euro 2020 when they lost to England in extra time and will be eager to avenge that result.


With Premier League stars Joachim Andersen, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mathias Jensen, and Rasmus Hojlund all consistent, dependable players, there’s reason for optimism among the Danish camp.

Manager Kasper Hjulmand has proven his worth on the big stage, with recent friendly victories against Faroe Islands and Switzerland without conceding a goal highlighting their quality.

With seven victories and one draw, Kasper Hjulmand’s team suffered two defeats from Kazakhstan and Northern Ireland on the road to win their qualifying group, scoring fewer goals than Slovenia and conceding more. Nevertheless, there is no point in doubting the competitiveness of the Danes.

With a fairly strong squad at their disposal, this team can create problems for absolutely all the teams in the group. It will be quite difficult for the Danish team to win the tournament. However, Rasmus Hojlund and Co. will make every effort to surprise the soccer community and reach the playoffs from first place.

 

 

Denmark’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund managed to silence critics after his slow start in the Premier League, while Wolfsburg’s forward Jonas Wind had to withdraw from the squad.


Hojlund scored seven goals in qualifying, at least four more than any of his countrymen. Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg popped up with an 86th-minute winner in Finland, so important goals did come from elsewhere, but you can’t expect a holding midfielder to routinely deliver when it matters.

The centre-forward who partners him could stir a debate, but RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen started in Denmark’s friendly against Switzerland in March and scored five goals for his club this season.

As they have won three out of three against Serbia in the past, it’s fair to expect Denmark to take second spot in this group. However, a team that frequently operates on fine margins is always susceptible to the random nature of soccer.

We definitely expect Denmark to enjoy a deep tournament. They can set up properly and play strong enough to advance from second place. They are well organized and they have a great experience at this level.

Not many expected them to make it to the semis four years ago, and not many expect the Denmark Euro 2024 squad to reach that stage now. But that doesn’t mean they won’t.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

What’s the best bet on Denmark for the Euro 2024?


The game between Denmark and Serbia in the final round of fixtures may prove decisive. Based on their head-to-head record, a bet on a Danish win here is the best bet. 

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