Denmark and Switzerland meet in a potential elimination game in the Euro 2020 Qualifier at Parken Stadium, on Saturday night.
Ireland have shown incredible consistency in the campaign and are leading the Group D ahead of both Denmark and Switzerland. That’s a surprise. Not many would have expected the table to shape like that after five round of matches.
In fact, there’s a chance that one of Denmark and Switzerland may not play in the next European Championship if Ireland win their next three games.
That’s why this is a very important clash, even more so for the Danes because Switzerland have a one-game advantage over them. If the visitors get a draw here, Vladimir Petković’s men can move above Danes with a win in their game-in-hand.
The European Qualifiers match will be played between Denmark and Switzerland at Parken Stadium, in the Indre Østerbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. The ground has a capacity of 38,065.
The game will start at 09:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, October 12.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Denmark – D D D W W D
Switzerland – W D L L D W
Denmark Team News:
Åge Hareide has a clean bill of health while naming his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifier match against Switzerland and one friendly game against Luxembourg on Tuesday.
But the head coach still has to make some decisions while naming his squad for the crunch game against Switzerland.
There are players on the roster who haven’t been good for their club recently. The biggest star is Christien Eriksen who has been in-and-out of Tottenham Hotspur’s squad far too often this season for his incredible talent. But the 27-year-old playmaker will be starting against the Swiss.
Lasse Schöne had a golden chance of stealing a point for Genoa when he got the chance from the penalty box against AC Milan a week ago. But the 33-year-old scuppered the golden opportunity and Milan left with all three points. He may find it hard to break into this team, though, he may feature from the bench.
Leganes’ winger Martin Braithwaite has been in fine form in front of the goal. But Robert Skov looks ahead in the pecking order at the moment, and we back him to start this match.
While three players fight for the forward positions, with Kasper Dolberg, Andreas Cornelius and Christian Gytkjaer all pushing for a start.
Expect Joachim Andersen and Philip Billing to make their debut here.
Denmark Probable XI:
Schmeichel (GK), Dalsgaard, Christensen, Kjaer, Larsen, Delaney, Hojbjerg, Poulsen, Eriksen, Skov, Dolberg / Gytkjaer
Switzerland FC Team News:
Switzerland will have to negotiate this game without their key man Xherdan Shaqiri. The two-time Champions League winner suffered a calf injury a day before Liverpool’s Carabao League Cup match against MK Dons. He has been out since then.
While Hoffenheim player, Steven Zuber and Dinamo Zagreb defender Francois Moubandje are also out of this game.
Switzerland Probable XI:
Summer (GK), Schär, Akanji, Elvedi, Mbabu, Zakaria, Xhaka, Rodriguez, Embolo, Seferovic, Mehmedi
Likely to score:
SUI vs DEN Dream11 potential winner:
Denmark are favourite to win the game.