Denmark vs England – Match Preview – Betting Tips – Match Odds

If this was an official game, I’d have no problem joining the crowd and backing the visitors at these odds, because under Capello I strongly believe, that England can do more than they did in the World Cup. The problem is that we are facing a friendly match that will be played in Denmark, and the only ones interested in the result will be the hosts and the media. Both will look forward for England’s collapse, some for the benefit of their own side and others to have a good story to write about tomorrow.

Match Preview

The hype around this match is not impressive and the most popular topics are the number of English players backing off and the memories of August ‘05. Back then, England was in superb form, and thought they would benefit from a friendly game in Denmark, but things went terribly wrong.  A 4-1 humiliation was brewing and the result were quite the opposite of what the British hoped for.

We have all the premises to witness another sub-par performance for England, who is undermanned and scrambling to find a good starting formation. With Steven Gerrard, Peter Crouch and Ben Foster skipping this match due to injuries, and Gabriel Agbonlahor declining due to personal reasons, the future is not bright at all. Add to this the fact that Robert Green and Carlton Cole have small chances to start tonight, the late call-ups and you have a complete picture.

Capello tries to divert the attention with a squad that will look pretty much like this; Hart, Johnson, Dawson, Terry, Cole, Walcott, Lampard, Wilshere, Milner, Bent, Rooney. Wilshere is the bright spot in this team, and for him it will be a day to remember, as he makes his debut with the national team. For the rest of the team though it is just another friendly game with no consequences, that is more of a nuisance ahead of their Premier League fixtures.

Denmark has a decent squad, with players such as Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, S Poulsen, Enevoldsen, Eriksen, C Poulsen, Silberbauer, Rommedahl and Bendtner fit to play. Some of them have played or are playing in the Premier League, so they will prove useful against England, and they can’t afford to let down their fans. While Rommedahl is the only survivor of the 2005 success, Eriksen is just trying to make a nice debut in the starting line with the national team.

Betting Tip

These friend matches are always hard to predict, but as mentioned we have no problems backing the hosts in this game. Home advantage and motivation are key parameters for this match, and Denmark will be enjoying both tonight.

Betting tip – Denmark to win.

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Betfair Sports Betting *3.60 *3.45 *2.30
£25
Party Bets 3.10 3.25 2.20
€30
ladbrokes Sports Betting 3.20 3.30 2.25
£10
William Hill Sports Betting 3.40 3.20 2.20
£25

All odds are at the time of writing and may change before kick off.
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