Portugal currently reside on the last place in the group I, and now travels to Denmark while looking for the first qualification points. The pressure is on the visitors this time around as Denmark already have four points out of 2 matches and the head to head record on their side, as out of the last three matches they managed to win two, while Portugal only have one win.
Denmark started their qualification with a 2-1 win over Armenia and an unexpected 1-1 draw against Albania. With one extra game played to their current opponents, Denmark will rely on Nicklas Bendtner and Eriksen to lead their attack. An emerging Denmark star is also Bayern Munich’s Højbjerg the 19-year-old midfielder who has impressed on his debut for the senior team and managed to score a goal against Armenia. Morten Olsen is satisfied with his team’s performance, but vows to end with the trend his team has of conceding first.
Portugal go to Denmark as favorites for the three points, despite an embarrassing World Cup performance and an equally bad start of Euro 2016 qualification matches. Portugal come from a defeat against France, where even with Ronaldo on the field they were unable to capitalize on any of the chances they created. Fernando Santos sees promise in his team’s performance and vows to motivate his players better. No new injuries have been spotted, despite Ronaldo’s scare from the match against France. Portugal also need to take into account the fact that Denmark only lost once in the last six games when playing at home.
Cristiano has only two goals against Denmark, which is why Bet365 offers him 2.30 odds to score anytime and improve said record. The match itself promises to be a really close affair, despite Portugal having 2.37 odds for an outright win and Denmark 3.30. Both teams to score has 1.83 odds, Portugal to lead at half time has 3.00 odds, Denmark 3.75 and both teams to score in the second half 3.75 odds. Bendtner to score anytime has 3.10 odds, Krohn-Dehli 4.75 and Nani 4.75, and we’re betting 8 units on over 2.5 goals at 2.15 with Bet365.
Denmark: Team’s Formation