Prediction: Denmark vs Iceland – Soccer News


Prediction: Denmark win

Best Odds: 8/25

Bookmaker: 888sport

Now that we have the full line-up of 24 countries that will take part in next year’s UEFA Euro 2021 tournament, it’s time to turn our attention back to the UEFA Nations League. This competition, that is still in its infancy, proved last night why it can serve as such a valuable tool for teams that are looking for an alternate route into a major international tournament. Today, we’re going to take a look at what should be an exciting UNL clash between two nations that are in very different places right now – Denmark and Iceland.

Denmark

While the manner in which they were eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup could’ve easily knocked them back a few steps, it seems to have had the opposite effect on the Danish national team. In addition to securing automatic qualification to next year’s European Championship tournament, they’re really holding their own in a very competitive Nations League group. If the big guns aren’t careful, the Danes could start to emerge as dark horses heading into next summer.

Team News

Skov and Lerager have withdrawn through injury and will be returning to their respective clubs, whereas key midfielder Hojbjerg is out through suspension after his booking against England.

Iceland

There are simply no words that can make up for the disappointment felt by Icelandic fans in the wake of what happened last night. They were minutes away from qualifying for their third straight international tournament, only for Hungary to score twice in the dying embers of the game to ensure Iceland be watching Euro 2021 from home. Now, all they can do is try to pick themselves up and look ahead to qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Team News

There are no suspension or injury concerns for Iceland to worry about, but in the wake of the defeat against Hungary, you’d have to imagine they’ll try and change things up with an experimental line-up.

Factors to Consider

Denmark are in second place in League A Group 2 with seven points whereas Iceland are in fourth with zero points.
Denmark have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
Iceland have won one and lost five of their last six games.
Denmark have scored 10 goals and conceded two in their last six games.
Iceland have scored five goals and conceded 14 in their last six games.

Conclusion

Denmark are riding a huge wave of confidence right now and on the flip side, Iceland are at the lowest point we’ve seen from them in a good few years. The Danes have a nice balance of attacking threats combined with defensive strength, and while many fans would like to believe Iceland can once again cause something of an upset, it just doesn’t feel like that’s going to be on the cards for them. This should be a fun enough game but we’re backing Denmark to pile the pressure on Belgium in the top spot.

Prediction: Denmark win

Best Odds: 8/25

Bookmaker: 888sport



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