Group 1 leaders Denmark are welcoming Croatia to Parken Stadium in Copenhagen for a UEFA Nations League clash Friday night. Our sportsbook offers a great range of betting markets and props for the action.
Impressive Dane campaign
After a stunning win over world champions and Nations League holders France, 2-1, in their opener, Denmark cane away with another three points by the same scoreline Monday against Austria. With those six points in two games, Denmark sit first in their group, and with a win Friday against Croatia, they will be heavy favorites to win their UNL group.
Spirits couldn’t be higher among the Euro 2020 semifinalists as they’ve now won eight of their last nine competitive international matches, scoring at least twice in six of those occasions. Kasper Hjulmand’s side will now head back home, where the Danes have won their last five fixtures across all of the competitions.
Denmark are without forward Kasper Dolberg, who sustained a shoulder injury in the victory against France and missed the game against Austria. Captain Christian Eriksen has played the full 90 minutes in both of their opening two Nations League matches. We are expecting him to start this match on the bench, with Mikkel Damsgaard the most likely candidate to replace him at the outset..
Defender Joakim Maehle could be inspired by the return home, scored in four of his last five home internationals. If you’re betting online, and you love your props. he’s the player to watch.
Croatia have endured a difficult start to their Nations League campaign, a disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Austria in their opening fixture, then a 1-1 draw at home Monday to France. Andrej Kramaric scored a late penalty against France to cancel out Adrien Rabiot’s opener, rescuing a point for the Croatians. They’re dead-last and should already fear the prospect of being a relegated unit.
A defeat to the Danish squad will leave them with a sizable mountain to climb if they wish to stay in the top-tier league. Croatia only have won two of their dozen Nations League games since the competition began in 2018, having conceded at least two goals in nine of those matches.
Zlatko Dalic is expected to rotate his unit, but the midfield should remain intact with Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic expected to start against Denmark. Josko Gvardiol remains injured, Kramaric is expected to return as a starter, ahead of Ante Budimir, with Ivan Perisic injured, too,
Croatia’s defeat to Austria was the first one in 13 regular-time fixtures across all competition. It’s nothing to be worried about, because they have a strong squad at their disposal. They will be eager to bounce back. It’s risky to include Croatia in soccer picks and parlays, however. They’re missing some of their key players for this campaign.
Denmark vs Croatia Head-to-Head
This will only be the fifth head-to-head clash between these two outfits, excluding their friendlies. Four of the previous five encounters between Denmark and Croatia have produced goals at both ends of the pitch. Both teams have scored in four of Denmark’s and four of Croatia’s last six outings across all competitions. At least three goals have been scored in three of the last six meetings between these two nations. Over 2½ goals have also been scored in five of Denmark’s and three of Croatia’s last six international matches. However, the Danes have lost their last two meetings with Croatia, including 3-2 (penalties) in the quarters of the 2018 World Cup.
Denmark vs Croatia Game Information
- Game: Denmark (2-0-0) vs Croatia (0-1-1)
- Location: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
- Day/Time: Friday June 10th, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Denmark vs Croatia Live Stream: fubo.tv
Denmark vs Croatia Betting Lines
Denmark vs Croatia Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as favorites, priced at -120 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at 2½.
Danish squad won their previous 10 games across all competitions at home, scoring 32 goals in the process. Croatia’s still searching for their first win of this competition, hoping to build on their decent display against France. They did rescue a point in that match, and we expect a closer encounter than these odds may suggest.
Both teams, fully-packed with world-class players figure to score. We will skip the winners’ market and for our official pick, back the over. Neither side should be able to keep a clean sheet., so we’ll combine both markets for a better price.