The Czech Republic pulled off a major surprise with their victory over Netherlands earlier in the week, however, it was fully deserved. Although they did live dangerously at times, they still managed to produce an xG of 1.56 and managed five shots on target. Jaroslav Silhavy arrived with a game-plan and he deliberately targeted the weaker side of the Dutch defence. It worked a treat and he is likely to be conjuring something up for this quarter-final tie.
Unlike the Netherlands, Denmark don’t appear to have too many blind spots, and now that they’ve found their shooting boots, they could be tough to stop. The Danes were ruthless against Wales and produced a very impressive xG of 2.67. They still don’t have a player who can score with any regularity, however, they have plenty of talent in their squad and score goals from all over the pitch.
They are also playing for their team-mate Christian Eriksen and there is an extra level of determination and togetherness about their recent performances.
After a slow start (for very legitimate reasons), Kasper Hjulmund’s side now appear to be in full swing and they should be able to book their place in the final four.