Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
There will be fireworks at Parken Stadium when Russia and Denmark face each other in the Group B decider. Following a 2-1 loss to Belgium, Denmark face a must-win situation in their last group game, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Russians. Christian Eriksen remains in the recovery room, but the Inter ace should be the only absentee in Kasper Hjumland’s team. It has to be noted that Denmark had no fewer than 22 goal attempts in the defeat to Belgium.
Stanislav Cherchesov’s troops, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Finland. However, home win should not be considered as key defender Mario Fernandes misses the game with injury. Veteran Yuri Zhirkov is likely to miss the game through injury as well. When the two teams met in a friendly nine years ago Russia defeated Denmark 2-0, meaning that the Scandinavians are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Denis Cheryshev):
Probably the most famous Russian footballer never to have played for a domestic club, Denis Cheryshev was born in Nizhny Novgorod, but began his career at Sporting Gijon as his father played for the Spanish side at the time.
The talented winger eventually caught the eye of Real Madrid and went on to spend eight years in the youth academy at Santiago Bernabeu before he was given a chance to impress on senior level. Due to a fierce competition for places in Madrid, Cheryshev was forced to gain much needed first team experience via loan spells at Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia, and he showed a great deal of potential during those stints, proving los Blancos were wrong to let him leave.
Chersyhev has been in and out of the Russia national team since making his debut in 2012, but there is a good chance he will become an important member of Sbornaya Komanda as soon as he secures regular playing time at club level. The Russian footballer is capable of operating on either wing or through the middle, and he has proved to be quite prolific in terms of both goals and assists.
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).