There wasn’t a huge amount of optimism surrounding the Russian national team ahead of Euro 2020, and their 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Belgium did very little to assuage that.
However, Stanislas Cherchesov’s men have given themselves hope of qualification by edging past Finland on Wednesday lunchtime. It was far from a vintage performance and they are still yet to produce an xG above 1 in a Euro 2020 game. However, it gives them something to play for here.
Denmark have encounter the opposite problem. They have played exceptionally well, and they’ve created numerous chances across the last 180 minutes. They have fired in 43 shots so far, yet they have scored just once (capitalising on a defensive mistake) and are yet to pick up a point. They have plenty of quality in their ranks and the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Mikkel Damsgaard were excellent against Belgium.
Kasper Hjolmund’s men aren’t far away, and if they can get a little bit of luck, they should be able to end the group stage on a high.