class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having proved too strong in last year's Nations League meetings, Al Hain-Cole expects Martinez's men to overcome the Red and Whites in Copenhagen
Denmark will be hoping for a morale-boosting win when they welcome Belgium to the Parken Stadium for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash.
Kasper Hjulmand’s men suffered a shock defeat to Finland in their opener, a game completely overshadowed by the cardiac arrest suffered by Christian Eriksen.
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With the influential playmaker currently recovering in hospital, his team mates are available at 16/5 (4.20) with bet365 to provide some much-needed cheer by pulling off a shock win against one of the tournament favourites.
The Red Devils eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Russia in their first group game and are even money (2.00) favourites to take their place in the knockout stages by coming out on top once again.
Just one of the 11 previous encounters between this duo has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.
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Mathias Jensen is likely to replace Eriksen in midfield once again, while Simon Kjaer will be assessed after coming off just after an hour against Finland.
Timothy Castagne has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a broken eye socket against Russia, with Jan Vertonghen also doubtful due to an ankle knock and Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel both facing late fitness tests.
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While football may seem fairly insignificant after Saturday’s traumatic scenes, the Denmark players are now tasked with getting their Euro 2020 campaign back on track.
Unfortunately this challenge is made all the more difficult without the talismanic Eriksen, whose international goal tally of 36 is at least 27 more than anyone else in the squad.
In contrast, Roberto Martinez is spoiled with an embarrassment of riches in his star-studded squad, bringing Eden Hazard off the bench against Russia and leaving De Bruyne out altogether as he returns to full fitness.
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Denmark vs Belgium Tips and Predictions
Having beaten Denmark 4-2 at home and 2-0 in Copenhagen in last year’s Nations League, Belgium look well worth the even money (2.00) to prove too strong once again for a team that could be forgiven for not feeling fully focused on this match.
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