Time: Saturday July 3rd,2021 19:00 hours (Quarter Finals)
The Baku Olympiya Stadionu (Azerbaijan) will be host to the Czech Republic as they take on a resilient Denmark in the last European quarter finals match and with both teams exhibiting excellent performance during the knockout stage it will be hard to determine the winner. The Czechs are coming from two goal victory at Hungary with Schick and Holeš scoring each a goal each to secure the win affter Matthjis De Ligt was shown red. On the other hand Denmark having had a shaky at start of the Euro 2020 Tournament, have managed to secure a win at Netherlands (Johan Cruyff Arena) sending Wales off with 4 goals to nothing. This clash will determine who will face the England or Ukraine side for the 2020 Euro tournament cup at the semi-finals.
This will be the 3rd meeting between Czech and Denmark in European Championship Tournament, with the Republic winning both in the 2000 group stage (2-0) and in the 2004 quarter finals (3-0). Schick has scored so far three left footed goals in the Euro 2020 and the only player to achieve this was France’s Griezmann scoring four goals. Five out of 6 matches between the two sides have ended as a draw and the only win registers most recently was for Denmark in the 2013 world cup qualifiers. The Czech are playing in their 4th Euro quarter finals having proceeded in two if they manage to beat Denmark it will be their third time proceeding to the semis.
Team formation: 4-2-3-1
Possible Starting Lineup.
Forward: Patrick Schick (CF)
Midfielders: Petr ševčik (CM) Barak (AM) Masopust (CM) Thomas Soucek (CM) Thomas Holeš (RB)
Defenders: Pavel Kaderabek (RB) Thomas Kalas (CB) Ondreji Celustka (CB) Vladimir Coufal (RB).
Goalkeeper: Thomas Vaclik (GK)
Injured/doubtful players: Jiri Pavlenka (GK) back injury expected Early July 2021.
Denmark became the first team in the Euro Championship Tournament to score 4 goals in consecutive games have registered 9 goals so far in the Euro 2020. Denmark have an average of 18.8 shots and 7.3 shots on target, the highest percentage in a single game, with a conversion rate of 26%. Damsgaard has been directly involved in Denmark’s 7 goals in only 6 appearance for the team and has scored 3 with four assists. Creating more chances than any Denmark player during their 4-2 victory against Wales. They have the unenviable reputation of losing during the quarter finals in major tournaments and lost during the 2004 Euro to Czech Republic.
Team formation: 3-4-3
Possible Starting Lineup.
Forwards: Martin Braithwaite (CF) Kasper Dolberg (CF) Mikkel Damsgaard (LF)
Midfielders: Joakim Maehle (RB) Thomas Delaney (CM) Pierra-Emil Hojberg (CM) Jen Larsen (RB)
Defenders: Jannick Vestergaard (CB) Simon Kjaer (CB) Andreas Christensen (CB)
Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
Injured/doubtful players: Christiane Eriksen (AM) out due to heart problems not expected back any time soon.
3 draws, 1 win for Denmark in previous meetings.
Denmark to qualify (1.56)
Over 2.5 goals (2.48)
Both teams to score YES (2.09).