The Czech Republic will be up against Denmark in an alluring matchup of underdogs in the quarterfinals of the UEFA European Championship 2020 on Saturday at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan. Both Czech Republic and Denmark have surpassed fans as well football pundits’ expectations by reaching the last 8 of the prestigious event. The Czechs finished at the third spot in Group D.
Date: Saturday, July 3 | Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Baku Olympic Stadium — Baku, Azerbaijan
UEFA Euro 2020 Czech Republic vs Denmark: Team News, Injury Update :
Czech Republic’s SK Slavia Prague left-back Jan Boril will be available for selection after completing his suspension. However, he will have to fight for his spot in the starting XI as Pavel Kaderabek has impressed many with his performance against the Netherlands. However, their Slavia Prague’s winger Lukas Provod will miss this game as he is nursing an injury. Czech Republic skipper Vladimir Darida has also returned from his injury and will be raring to go.
Czech Republic vs Denmark match preview :
Denmark’s journey in the competition has been not only been amazing but an emotional one as well. The first game against Finland saw Danes not only lose the match by a solitary goal but fans and players were shell shocked by the sudden collapse of midfielder Christian Eriksen in the middle of the game. After the Finland loss, Simon Kajer and his team were beaten by Belgium leaving them by athread to qualify for knockout stage.
Czech Republic vs Denmark head to head record :
This is the third time that both these teams will be facing each other in the European Championship. The Czech Republic currently holds a 2-0 advantage over theoir popponent having beaten them 2-0 in Euro 2000 group stage and 3-0 in the quarterfinal of the 2004 edition.
Should be a tight and closely contested match in this one, but Denmark is riding a remarkable wave of momentum this tournament. A narrow win for the Danes. Pick: Czech Republic 1 Denmark 2.