Denmark – Sweden betting tip, prediction & odds 05.06.2024

EM test match, Wednesday, 05.06.2024

Shortly before the start of the 2024 European Championship, the Danes’ preparations for the tournament will be dominated by Scandinavian friendship. They will play two test matches against their two neighbors Sweden and Norway within a few days.

For my part, I took a closer look at the match against the “Tre Kronor”, from which I was able to derive the Denmark Sweden betting tip

“Denmark, Denmark, Denmark…” To be honest, I can’t quite figure out what you can actually expect from the Scandinavians at the upcoming Euros in Germany.

On paper, the squad is a ticking success bomb, but the fuse just isn’t burning. At least that was the case at the last European Championships in 2020, when despite great expectations, it wasn’t enough to reach the final.

Well, the terrible scenes involving Christian Eriksen in the opening game against Finland understandably threw the “Danish Dynamite” off track early on.

But two years later at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the next major sporting event was over much earlier, this time with just one point in the group stage!

Denmarked by little success and far more failure, Denmark’s path to the 2024 European Championships has been a long one.

The 3:2 defeat against Kazakhstan will probably never be forgotten. Just as little as the embarrassing 2:1 nail-biting win over San Marino – in a match that the Danes absolutely had to win.

In short: Qualifying Group H was weak with Slovenia as the worst opponent and yet not having collected the most points of all six teams is a real indictment of the potential of the players (7 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats)

The last test matches against Switzerland (0:0) and the Faroe Islands (2:0) also produced results that would be satisfactory for countries like Albania or Slovenia, but not for a team with the pressure of expectation that the Danes are under.

After all, they don’t want to end up like Belgium and let a golden generation pass without reaching at least one final.

With players such as Andreas Christensen (Barcelona), Simon Kjaer (Milan), Christian Eriksen (Manchester), Pierre-Emilie Hojbjerg (Tottenham), Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester) and Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), there is little room for excuses for coach Kasper Hjulmand if they fail to reach the knockout phase after Qatar.

Sweden have been hit particularly hard by the current European Championship play-off rules. According to the rules, even Estonia (!) were given a second chance, but not the talented Tre Kronor team.

However, the Swedes have only themselves to blame for not making it through the group stage to qualify for the European Championship. In the end, Belgium and Austria proved to be simply too strong.

The potential “for more” is definitely there. A look at the players nominated proves that this young team is perhaps only one cycle away from being able to put together a sustainably successful squad

Isak Hien and Emil Holm are maturing into first-class defenders at Atalanta, while Matteo Perez Vinlöf from FC Bayern Munich has been nominated for the national team for the first time as one of the best U-18 defenders in Europe.

The Scandinavians are already well-stocked up front with Alexander Isak (Newcastle), Anthony Elanga (Nottingham) and Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham), meaning that talent may only be thin on the ground in midfield.

With the exception of Jens Cajuste from SSC Napoli, coach Jon Dahl Tomasson will find it difficult to put together a strong midfield line-up for Wednesday

Sweden have already beaten Albania (1:0) in their last international break, so the Danes will have to be on their guard not to be outplayed by their northern neighbors.

Incidentally, this Scandinavian soccer classic seems to be subject to special statistical rules, which I don’t want to hide from you any more than my knowledge of the best European Championship free bets.

Watch out: 8 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings have produced fewer than 2.5 goals and only once in this period has the team that was either nominally or de facto the guest of the opponent been able to claim success

Under-2.5-goals is traded at odds of around 2.00 with most providers and is one of the offers for this match that I would like to draw your attention to.

Neither team should be desperate to win this game at any price anyway.

Especially as the next Scandinavian neighboring country, Norway, awaits Denmark a few days later, with whom they can engage in a more intense exchange of blows

Conclusion: I don’t expect us to see one of the best soccer matches of 2024 on Wednesday.

The game should be relatively uneventful and it will be vital for the Danes not to pick up any unnecessary injuries just before the start of the tournament.

Sweden certainly have the potential to make it a close match, so given the circumstances, my best bet is for a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.

My bookmaker’s DEN SWE betting tip is therefore: Under 2.5 goals

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