Denmark vs Northern Ireland Preview
The Euro 2024 qualifiers is online, as Denmark vs Northern Ireland preview gives the clashing on UK parken on today meetings. With two games online, the teams have three points in Group H, while Slovenia on top the standings with a 100% record. On the other hand, Slovenia had its next match with Finland on today’s meeting in Euro 2024 qualification meetings.
Following a long period of good performances and impressive results, Denmark entered last year’s World Cup with aiming for victory ways, but the Red and Whites ended up losing a tournament to forget in Qatar.
After drawing with Tunisia and losing to France, Kasper Hjulmand’s men suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Australia, meaning that Denmark finished bottom of Group D with a solitary point to their name. On Group B Gibraltar and France is about to have a meeting on june 16/06/2023.
Four months later, the Danes kicked off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Finland, courtesy of a hat-trick from 20-year-old forward Rasmus Hojlund, who could set-back on Atlanta BC this summer.
When Hojlund bagged a first-half brace to put his country in command against Kazakhstan in their second qualifier, it looked as though Denmark would secure back-to-back wins without any problems, but Kazakhstan scored three goals in the final 17 minutes to produce a remarkable turnaround in Astana.
Having registered draw in their previous 20 matches across all competitions recording 12 wins and seven losses along the way Hjulmand‘s men will be eager to discover some consistency during the upcoming international window.
Northern Ireland could not have dreamed of an easier start to their Euro 2024 qualifying journey, as Michael O’Neill‘s men faced San Marino, who have never won a competitive match in their opening clash of the campaign.
A brace from Bolton Wanderers forward Dion Charles saw Northern Ireland claim a comfortable 2-0 victory over San Marino, with the hosts managing just one attempt on target while seeing 28% of the ball.
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Denmark’s squad is stacked with Premier League regulars, including Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspurs’ Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen and Bournemouth’s Philip Billing.
The Brentford trio of Mathias Jensen, Mikkel Damsgaard and Mathias Jorgensen have also been called up by Hjulmand, alongside Barcelona’s Andreas Christensen, AC Milan’s Simon Kjaer and RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen.
Veteran goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is set to make his 92nd appearance for the Red and Whites, while Rasmus Hojlund is likely to lead the line, with Wolfsburg’s Jonas Wind expected to join Hojlund in attack.
Northern Ireland also have a handful of Premier League players in their squad, with Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis both expected to start on Friday.
Captain Jonny Evans is in line to earn his 101st international cap, with the Leicester City defender likely to join Craig Cathcart and Ciaron Brown at centre-back in a 3-5-2 formation.
The absence of senior players such as Steven Davis, Stuart Dallas, Conor Washington and Corry Evans has seen O’Neill call up five teenagers, while four players Callum Marshall, Aaron Donnelly, Lee Bonis and Sean Goss – are uncapped.
In 11 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Northern Ireland have won two games, drawn five and lost four.
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has nine goal contributions in 25 league starts for Manchester United. Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund has 11 goal contributions in 20 league starts for Atalanta this season.
Danish wing-back Joakim Maehle has six goal contributions in 25 league starts for Atalanta this season. Danish midfielder Mathias Jensen has 11 goal contributions in 37 league starts for Brentford this season.
Denmark vs Northern Ireland Prediction
Denmark have been struggling for past few months, but Friday’s clash with Northern Ireland provides the opportunity to return back to path of victory and record a victory in Group H.