Denmark vs Sweden Prediction and Preview – 17/11/15
Euro2016 preview – Denmark vs Sweden prediction
Denmark have no reported injuries from the first leg and coach Morten Olsen may stick with the same eleven that started last time. Nicolai Jorgensen (for Thomas Kahlenburg) and Pierre Hojberg (for Viktor Fischer) made a difference when introduced in the second half and will hope to be given a chance from the outset.
Sweden centre back Mikael Antonsson will miss the game due to a groin problem which saw him limp off early in the first leg. Coach Erick Hamren brings in Besiktas defender Alexander Milosevic and the uncapped Filip Helander of Verona as possible replacements.
Denmark: 4-1-4-1 formation: Schmeichel; Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Dumissi; Kvist; Braithwaite, Kahlenberg, Eriksen, Fischer; Bendtner
Sweden: 4-4-2 formation: Isaksson; Lustig, Granqvist, Johansson, Olsson; Durmaz, Lewicki, Kallstrom, Forsberg; Berg, Ibrahimovic
- Denmark have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 5 of their last 10 matches
- Sweden have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Denmark have scored an average of 0.8 goals and conceded an average of 1.0 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Sweden have scored an average of 1.5 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Denmark’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Sweden’s previous 10 matches
Denmark kept their Euro 2016 qualification hopes alive thanks to Nicolai Jorgensen’s 80th minute strike which left Sweden with a slender advantage to take to Copenhagen. The Swedish defence was on the back foot during the closing stages and Denmark coach Morten Olsen now has a real chance of taking his country to its fifth major tournament finals since 2000.
Sweden have relied heavily on Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has scored nine goals in qualifying and hit the mark in the first leg when converting a 50th minute penalty to put his side 2-0 ahead. The PSV striker looks the best bet to net for Sweden but has never scored in open play in six appearances against the Danes.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat in Solna was Denmark’s first defeat against their neighbours in the last six head-to-heads. Sweden have won just two of the last nine away games and the home side looks worthy favourite to win the game in regular time.
Denmark at 23/10 with bet365
Denmark win and under 2.5 goals at 14/5 withTitanbet
Christian Eriksen to score first at 8/1 with bet365
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