Northern Ireland v Denmark Prediction: Danes unlikely to ease up in Belfast

 | November 19 | 

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Denmark have cruised through qualifying for next summer's European Championships in Germany and they are unlikely to go easy on Northern Ireland in Belfast on Monday. 

The Danes will finish top of Group H having won seven, drawn one and lost one of the fixtures so far. 

Northern Ireland v Denmark Betting Tips

  • Denmark win to nil @ 7/5  
  • Jonas Wind to score first @ 7/2    

Match odds 

Denmark are as short as 3/5 to take all three points in Belfast, with the hosts 9/2 to gain a surprise victory, while the raw is available at 3/1. 

Aside from a 3-0 win at home to San Marino, Northern Ireland have failed to score in three of their last four matches and a 2-0 win for the visitors can be backed at 6/1. 

Team news 

Northern Ireland's injury list is long with Jonny Evans, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paddy Lane and Brad Lyons all missing out on this round of matches. 

Shayne Lavery and Ali McCann also remain absent from the squad for the hosts, who are likely to line up something similar to the side who lost in Finland on Friday. 

Denmark have also had selection issues with Robert Skov, Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund all missing out this week. 

Andreas Skov Olsen is also absent with injury, joining Simon Kjaer, Philip Billing, Alexander Bah and Mikkel Damsgaard on the sidelines. 

Denmark to win to nil @ 7/5 

It has been a miserable qualifying campaign for Northern Ireland, who have just two wins over San Marino to show for their efforts in Group H. 

Their other seven matches have all ended in defeat and that total could be extended by Denmark in Belfast, and it may pay to expect a clean sheet for the visitors too. 

The Danes will finish top of the section following their win over group rivals Slovenia on Friday, a result which means they have won seven of their last nine matches. 

Both teams have scored in seven of Denmark's last eight away games, but it is difficult to see the home side laying a glove on the visitors as they have been beaten in six of their last eight without managing to find the net. 

Friday's 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Finland means Northern Ireland will kick-off this match at a very low ebb and their mood is unlikely to improve at Windsor Park on Monday. 

Denmark have conceded just eight times in nine matches in this campaign and they can stand firm against Northern Ireland too. 

Jonas Wind to score first @ 7/2

First-choice striker Rasmus Hojlund's absence through injury hasn't harmed Denmark's qualifying campaign too much and others have had the chance to thrive with the Manchester United man missing from action. 

Joakim Maehle and Thomas Delaney were the goalscorers in the 2-1 win over Slovenia on Friday, while Yussuf Poulsen came off the bench to bag the winner against San Marino last month. 

Poulsen looks set to continue in attack on Monday and is 5/1 to open the scoring in Belfast but his likely strike partner, Jonas Wind looks a better alternative to get his name on the scoresheet first. 

Wind has been in decent form for club and country this season, scoring 11 times in 18 appearances for Denmark and Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga. 

The 24-year-old hasn't scored in four outings but he should get plenty of opportunities against Northern Ireland and he looks a good bet to add to his tally of eight goals for his country. 

Check out our other Euro 2024 Tips here. 

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