Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Denmark will be looking to build on a thrilling 5-1 win over Georgia when they take on Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium on Thursday evening. The crushing of the Georgians gave the Danes a confidence boost and seeing that a win over Gibraltar will see the visitors stay in the race for top position in Group D, anything but a routine away victory will be a big surprise.
As always, a man to watch in the Nordic side will be Tottenham Hotspur superstar Christian Eriksen, who is likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. The minnows, on the other hand, have been struggling in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, with the team suffering a loss in each of their three group games. Gibraltar do not seem to be competitive at this level and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp at Victoria Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Delaney):
The captain of the Danish heavyweights F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney is a 25-year-old midfielder who has spent his entire professional career with the Club of the City. His F.C. Copenhagen career started in 2009 when he marked his full first team debut with a goal in the Champions League qualification match against FK Mogren.
Full Denmark international, Delaney has come up the ranks of the national team to be given his first senior cap in 2013. With over 160 appearances for F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney has been a long-serving soldier of the Danish powerhouse and a fan favourite respected for his hard-work and team ethics.
Highly experienced professional despite his relatively tender age, Thomas Delaney was sold to Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen in the summer of 2016. However, he remains devoted to his childhood club’s cause both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League as his transfer to Germany comes through in January 2017.
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).