The Czech Republic and Denmark face off on Saturday, July 3 at 12 p.m. ET in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals. The match will air on ESPN and take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. Denmark is a -182 favorite to advance at DraftKings Sportsbook, while the Czechs are a +140 underdog.
After a frightening start to the group stage for Denmark that saw Christian Eriksen collapse on the field due to a cardiac arrest, the Danes went on to qualify for the knockout rounds thanks to a big 4-1 win over Russia on the final day of group play. That alone was enough to get them through, as their first two games ended in a 1-0 loss to Finland and a 2-1 loss to Belgium. The 4-1 victory bumped their goal differential to +1 which was good enough for second place in Group B. The Danes went on to take down Wales in another huge win that finished 4-0 in the Round of 16.
The Czech Republic had a similar situation in that they only logged one win in the group stage — a 2-0 win over Scotland to kick things off. After a draw to Croatia and a loss to England, they finished third in Group D and sneaked through as one of the top four third-place teams in the group stage. In a surprise upset, they were able to knock off the Netherlands in the Round of 16 with a 2-0 score after Matthijs de Ligt was sent off in the 55th minute, allowing the Czech Republic to bag two goals from Tomás Holes and Patrik Schick in the second half.
Czech Republic vs. Denmark
Czech Republic: +300 (to advance +140)
Denmark: +107 (to advance -182)
Total goals: 2.5 (Over +150, Under -186)
Regular time ML pick: Tie +225
Team to advance pick: Denmark -182
Best bet: Both teams to score: Yes +105
While both teams have logged clean sheets up to now, they’ve both proven that they can score against the best of them as well. I don’t think either team will log a clean sheet in this match-up — look to Patrik Schick, who has four goals for Czech Republic in this tournament, to find a way to get on the score sheet yet again, while Denmark can expect a goal or two from any number of players such as Joakim Maehle, Yussuf Poulsen, or Kasper Dolberg who each have two goals apiece so far. Ultimately Denmark will most likely advance to the next round, but the Czech Republic won’t make it easy on them, as they’re both underdogs who weren’t even expected to make it this far to begin with. The winner of this match will move on to face the winner of England-Ukraine.
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