Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Denmark and Finland face each other at Parken Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Thursday’s program. The Danes failed to impress at the 2022 World Cup finals, with the team collecting only one point in total in Group D, but they are still seen as hot favourites to beat Finland on home soil. Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen misses out with injury, while all Hojbjerg, Braithwaite, and Christiansen made the cut.
The Finns, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the opening match of their EURO 2024 qualifying campaign, but preventing Denmark attackers from scoring in Copenhagen is easier said than done. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Norwich City attacker Teemu Pukki, who has netted 37 goals in 108 appearances for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Denmark):
The Denmark national team participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions and they recorded their best result at the 1998 tournament. The Danes made it to the quarter-finals of the 1998 World Cup in France, but Brazil proved to be a big catch for the Nordic side. De Rod-Hvide did remarkably well to win the 1992 European Championship, but they were more than fortunate to qualify for the Euro 1992 finals.
Denmark finished their qualifying campaign in second place in the group, but thanks to Yugoslavia’s exclusion from the competition, the team booked their place at the Euro 1992 finals. Denmark impressed at the tournament in Sweden, with the team outplaying Germany in the title game (2-0).
Brothers Michael and Bryan Laudrup and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel are regarded as Denmark’s most notable players. It has to be noted that Morten Olsen was in charge of the Danish national team from 2000 to 2015. The Danes play their home games at Telia Parken and the capacity of the venue is 38,065 (all-seater).