The Czech Republic visit Denmark for the first match in Group of Europe’s World Cup qualifying campaign in one of two matches on the day.The road to Rio begins for these two talented squads when they kickoff at 3:15pm EST in Copenhagen. It’s been two and a half months since Euro 2012 finished and both squads exhibited some decent performances in that tournament.
After getting scorched by Russia in their opener, the visiting Czechs were able to win Group A after beating Greece and then co-hosts Poland in the final game of the group stage before bowing out to a superior Portuguese side at the quarter-final stage.
Though they delivered reasonably well at the tournament itself, the qualifying round was a bit of a struggle, especially on the offensive side where Michel Bilak’s men were only able to generate 1.5 goals per match (12 goals in 8 games). While that may seem reasonable, consider that third of that total came in their last match against Lithuania. So take a look at the Dane’s to be the only team to score which sees a payout of 3.10.
Denmark were a big surprise at Euro 2012 with very strong performances in the proverbial group of death against Germany, Portugal and Holland. They were able to score against all three squads and earned a lot of respect as a team on the rise.
They are strong at home having gone undefeated during the Euro 2012 qualifying run with four wins and conceding only one goal in those matches.
Unfortunately they will be without the services of Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner and must look to Tobias Mikkelsen, Cristian Eriksen and Michael Krohn-Dehli for goals. Krohn-Dehli, who scored twice at Euro 2012, is paying 3.75 to score at any given point in the match.
A Danish win sees a payout of 2.10 while the draw result is at 3.20.