Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Parken Stadium will host the EURO 2020 clash between Denmark and Finland, who meet for the first time ever at the showpiece tournament. The Danes recorded a 2-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in their last warm-up game, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win their EURO opener as well. Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen is still the leader of the team, but the opposition defenders should have Barcelona attacker Martin Braithwaite at bay as well.
Finland, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game losing run. Teemu Pukki and Co. were struggling in pre-season friendlies, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Denmark’s party at Parken Stadium. Aforementioned attacker Pukki is widely expected to return to the starting XI after he came as a substitute in the 1-0 loss to Estonia.
Highlighted Player (Christian Eriksen):
Christian Eriksen born on 14th of February 1992 is a Danish football who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen played in the youth of Odense BK and Ajax Amsterdam where he got picked up by Tottenham Hotspur after 3 seasons.
On 29th of August Eriksen got transferred for 13 million euro and is one of the most expensive Danish football players of all time. Christian Eriksen made his debut in March 2010 for the Danish national team and was the youngest player during the World Cup in 2010.
So far Eriksen played for over 200 club games for Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen is known for his great passing skills and game overview. In his career Eriksen managed to become national champion with Ajax 3 times and won several individual prices for being one of the most talented player of the moment.
Highlighted Team (Finland):
Finland national football team played their first international game before the World War 1. The Finns were beaten by fellow Nordic side Sweden (2-5) on October 22, 1911, but eleven years later they recorded their biggest ever win on the international stage.
Finland outclassed Estonia 10-2 in Helsinki and, speaking of their heaviest defeat, the team suffered a 13-0 loss to Germany in Leipzig during the World War II (1940). Finland national team became a member of FIFA back in 1908, but they have yet to qualify for the finals of the major tournament. The Finns did not participate in the European Championship finals as well, but several top-class footballers were part of their national football team in the past.
Former Liverpool ace Jari Litmanen scored 32 goals in 137 appearances for Finland and Sami Hyypia is yet another notable footballer who played for the Eagle-owls. The colour of Finland’s home kits is white, while they play their away games in blue shirts and blue shorts.