The UEFA Nations League is underway, with Denmark and Belgium kicking off their 2020/21 campaigns against one another on Saturday (7.45 pm kick-off) at Telia Parken.
Both nations failed to make the finals of the inaugural competition but neither were relegated. Belgium remained in League A, and Denmark were promoted from League B. Consequently, this time around they meet in Group A2, which also contains England and Iceland.
England’s presence will make the group extra competitive, so both Denmark and Belgium will be desperate to get off to a winning start in Copenhagen on Saturday night.
So, will Belgium’s superstars show up and stand out? Or will home advantage work in Denmark’s favour?
Where to watch Denmark vs Belgium on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event
- US: ESPN+
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Denmark and Belgium’s previous line-ups:
- Denmark (vs Rep. of Ireland): Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Jorgensen, Larsen; Delaney, Schone, Eriksen; Poulsen, Cornelius, Braithwaite.
- Belgium (vs Cyprus): Mignolet; Alderweireld, Denayer, Cobbaut; T. Hazard, Vanaken, Tielemans, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Benteke, E. Hazard.
Kasper Schmeichel will be looking to put his and Leicester City’s iffy end to the Premier League campaign behind him by shining on the international stage. Meanwhile the exciting 20-year-old Andreas Andreas Skov Olsen could make his senior international debut.
Anderlecht pair Landry Dimata and Jeremey Doku have been called up to the Belgium squad for the first time and could feature from the bench. Jan Vertonghen’s lack of game time for Tottenham hasn’t affected his status in the group following his move to Benfica.
Players to watch:
Denmark: After failing to make the starting line-up for Inter Milan’s Europa League final defeat to Sevilla, Christian Eriksen will feel he has something to prove on the international stage. The Dane has experienced a difficult settling-in period in Italy since his move from Spurs, often having to settle for a place on the bench under Antonio Conte. But Eriksen is undeniably Denmark’s talisman, and any chance the hosts have of picking up a victory against Belgium will depend on his performance. The question is: can he put his club frustrations behind him and remind onlookers of his quality?
Belgium: Belgium have more than one Eriksen-type; that is to say, the squad is full of quality players who can turn a game on its head in an instant. And while Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard will probably play significant roles on Saturday, many eyes will be on Romelu Lukaku. The former Chelsea and Manchester United striker enjoyed an excellent debut season in Italy but suffered heartbreak when his unfortunate own goal handed the Europa League trophy to Sevilla. Like his Inter teammate Eriksen, Lukaku must shake that off and focus on international matters.