As England welcomes Scandinavian surprise package Denmark to the capital for a chance to play in the final this summer, Wembley Stadium will host a tense semi-final match on Wednesday. While Denmark edged the Czech Republic 2-1 in the quarterfinals the Three Lions crushed Ukraine 4-0 to reach the last four and the winners will face either Italy or Spain in the final on July 11. Here is our expert guess on England vs Denmark Euro 2020 semi-finals prediction and lineup.
England lineup: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane
Dean Henderson is sidelined from England’s starting lineup but the team will not be concerned about suspensions as Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, and Kieran Trippier all avoided a second yellow card.
The question is who will play on the right as Gareth Southgate could use the 4-2-3-1 formation he utilized against Ukraine
Although Jadon Sancho started Saturday’s rout, Southgate may turn to Bukayo Saka on the right flank to try keep Joakim Maehle at bay.
Denmark lineup: Schmeichel; Vestergaard, Christensen, Kjaer; Stryger Larsen, Delaney, Hojbjerg, Maehle; Damsgaard, Dolberg, Braithwaite
There is no reason to believe Andreas Christensen will miss the match against England, and he should start in the back three for Denmark. Christensen was substituted late in the game against the Czech Republic.
Both Yussuf Poulsen and Daniel Wass came off the bench giving the Danes a boost on Saturday evening.
Kasper Hjulmand may stick with the same starting lineup that beat the Czech Republic 2-1.
England vs Denmark Prediction
England has begun to step up their game for the knockout stages after hardly getting out of second gear in the group stages following a 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Denmark should not be overlooked.
The two teams played last October at the UEFA Nations League where England was defeated 1-0 at Wembley.
Underestimating a country of Denmark’s stature would almost definitely be disastrous for England, who must prepare for a grueling evening of football against a team that is just as willing to dream as they are.
Our Prediction: England 2-1 Denmark