Denmark-Georgia Betting Preview: Expect the goals to come late in a low-scoring encounter

Morten Olsen's men have been misfiring in front of goal recently and our tipster thinks they will struggle once again without their main striker Nicklas Bendtner
Denmark take on Georgia in a friendly on Wednesday, hoping to record their first win on home soil in 12 months.

Morten Olsen’s men are struggling in their bid to qualify for next year’s World Cup and could do with a morale-boosting victory before a must-win against Armenia next Tuesday.

Despite missing a number of key players, the hosts are firm 2/7 (1.29) favourites with Coral to come out on top in Aalborg.

Meanwhile, Temuri Ketsbaia’s outfit are major underdogs at 10/1 (11.00) to bounce back from Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland by collecting their first victory in six games.

Denmark’s last two games in front of their own fans have resulted in draws and you can get odds of 4/1 (5.00) on this match finishing all square.

Having been at the helm since 2000, Olsen is the second longest-serving manager in international football, and has guided the side through a period of steady success in those 13 years.

This consistency is built on a solid defensive set-up, and their qualifying record of just five goals conceded in the last five games is a respectable return by any standards.

However, having only hit the back of the net six times in those fixtures, it is not hard to see where the current  problems lie and they may struggle once again to break down a conservative Georgia team without the services of suspended top-scorer Nicklas Bendtner.

The visitors have scored just twice in their last six games, and are sure to set their stall out defensively in the hope of grinding out a result, making odds of 23/20 (2.15) look very attractive on under 2.5 goals going in.

Considering the Danes have not scored a first-half goal in any of the last four games, it should be no surprise if they are forced to wait for a breakthrough on Wednesday and it is well worth backing the hosts to win after going in all square at the break, at generous 13/5 (3.60) odds.

Under 2.5 goals at 23/20 (2.15) with Coral
Draw/Denmark at HT/FT at 13/5 (3.60) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.