For England, the dream of football coming home is one step closer, with the Three Lions on the verge of reaching their first ever European Championship final. The date at Wembley on Wednesday represents the second consecutive major tournament semi-final England have reached after going so close at the 2018 World Cup, with fans hoping they can at least go one further this year. England have been pretty faultless at Euro 2020 so far, winning four of their five games en route to the semi-finals including two to top Group D. They then beat old rivals Germany 2-0 at Wembley before cruising past Ukraine with a 4-0 victory in their only game away from London.
Ready to break England hearts and continue their own dream journey at Denmark, who previously won the competition in 1992, with 2020 being their third European Championship semi-final appearance. Things got off to a bad start for Denmark as they lost their opening two matches, but they still managed to qualify on the final day, finishing second in Group B (top of a head-to-head mini-league with Finland and Russia thanks to a win against the latter). Denmark’s last-16 tie was a lot more decisive as they beat Wales 4-0 before seeing off England’s Group D rivals Czech Republic 2-1. One dream has to end though, either England’s or Denmark’s.
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England vs Denmark: Match Stats
Although England reached the semi-finals off the back of a 4-0 win over Ukraine, they haven’t been high scorers, netting four goals in the previous four matches. The real highlight has been England’s defence, which has kept five clean sheets and are still yet to concede in the competition – though Denmark will provide stern opposition.
Raheem Sterling was the man for England in the group stages, and first goal against Germany, but Harry Kane has finally arrived. The Tottenham striker scored the second goal against Germany and got another two against Ukraine, now sitting just two behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick in the Golden Boot race.
England vs Denmark: Corner Stats
England have taken 18 corners at Euro 2020 so far, fewer than any of their fellow semi-finalists, while Denmark are third-highest overall with 34. The two sides are close in terms of conceding corners too, with England having to face 16 to Denmark’s 15.
England vs Denmark: Cards Stats
Denmark and England are the two best-behaved sides left in the semi-finals at Euro 2020, with only four yellow cards received each. Only Scotland have received fewer cards than Denmark and England (including reds) but their campaign ended at the group stage. England’s opponents have been shown eight yellow cards, while Denmark’s have been booked 11 times with one red card.
England vs Denmark: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: England 1-0 Denmark
England vs Denmark: Odds
England vs Denmark: Head to Head
14 October 2020 – England 0-1 Denmark – UEFA Nations League
8 September 2020 – Denmark 0-0 England – UEFA Nations League
5 March 2014 – England 1-0 Denmark – International Friendly
9 February 2011 – Denmark 1-2 England – International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 – Denmark 4-1 England – International Friendly
England and Denmark haven’t met too often in recent years, playing just seven times since the turn of the millennium (three wins each), though two of those matches came as recent as last year. The pair played out a drab goalless draw in the Nations League in September before Denmark won the return fixture at Wembley.