Just two more matches remain for the UEFA Euro 2020 champions to be crowned. Already one team had got their spot in the finals. The winner of the first semi-final between Italy and Spain will be awaiting the team that goes on to prevail in the penultimate fixture of the competition. Where England will take on Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night.
England has built their UEFA Euro 2020 campaign on the back of being the most solid unit in the competition. The Three Lions are yet to concede a goal in five matches so far. Also, they have gradually improved in the final third as well.
Also, they have not scored more than once in any of their three Group D fixtures. England first netted two past Germany before cruising to a 4-0 win over Ukraine last time out.
Denmark has been THE surprise package of UEFA Euro 2020. The Red and White made the worst possible start to the campaign. Their opener was marred by Christian Eriksen’s health scare and a 1-0 defeat to Finland.
Also, they picked up a loss to Belgium meant Kasper Hjulmand & co. had it all to do. However, a 4-1 win over Russia sealed a place in the Round of 16. Also, subsequent victories against Wales and the Czech Republic have set up the semi-final date with England.
Team News & Tactics
Gareth Southgate does not have any fresh roster issue. Their preparations are all set ahead of the visit to Denmark for the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-finals.
On Wednesday, the England head coach will have a full-strength squad at his disposal, with Bukayo Saka being passed fit to take on Denmark.
Saka, though, is unlikely to make it to the starting lineup following the impressive performance by Jadon Sancho. The newly-signed Manchester United winger will likely be retained on the right flank. He will play with Raheem Sterling a certainty on the left wing. He has been phenomenal for England at UEFA Euro 2020.
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Sancho, Mount, Sterling; Kane
Like his counterpart in the England dugout. Kasper Hjulmand has a fully-fit squad to choose from apart from the obvious absence of Christian Eriksen. On Wednesday, the Denmark head coach is likely to name an unchanged eleven bar a late fitness-related update, considering just how well the entire unit has been performing.
With that in mind, Kasper Schmeichel is the automatic pick between the sticks for Denmark, who will be set up in a 3-4-3 formation against England. The three-man central defensive unit will feature Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjaer, and Jannik Vestergaard. Kjaer will play the sweeper role, with Christensen and Vestergaard remaining compact in the defensive phases.
Probable Lineup (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Stryger Larsen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Braithwaite, Dolberg, Damsgaard
Only against Sweden (46) and Norway (21) have Denmark lost more games in their history than they have versus England (15). They have the stat like this-W6 D5. However, England has won just one of their last six competitive meetings with Denmark (D3 L2), with that victory coming in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
All seven meetings between England and Denmark at Wembley have finished 1-0, with England winning five to Denmark’s two. Denmark has won their last two competitive games against England at the stadium (1983 and 2020).