Russia vs Denmark Odds & Prediction


Danish fans cheering for their team during a soccer match.

A Danish fan cheers for his national team prior to the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Belgium at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

  • It is Russia vs Denmark in Euro 2020 Group B on Monday, June 21 at 4:00 pm EST
  • Denmark are pointless after two defeats and so for them, this is a must-win
  • We preview the game, look at the odds, and offer a best bet below

Russia vs Denmark meets in round 3 of Group B on Monday, June 21 at 4:00 pm EST in Copenhagen.

In the most difficult of circumstances, the Danes have yet to earn a single point in this tournament and so have to win this game, while Russia – with three points already on the board – knows a draw will probably be enough to take them through to the knockout phase.

We list the odds, preview Russia vs Denmark, and offer below the best bet for this Euro 2020 Group B game.

Russia vs Denmark Euro 2020 Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Russia vs Denmark RUS +1 (-152) | DEN -1 (+128) RUS +390| DRAW +300 | DEN -143 Ov 2.5 (+100) | Un 2.5 (-122)

Odds as of June 20 at DraftKings

Russia in Pole Position

Russia currently sits second in Group B with three points and is in a strong position going into game 3, knowing a point will almost certainly guarantee them a place in the round-of-16. Denmark, by contrast, is in a must-win situation, and even three points here still may not be enough to take them through – depending on their goal difference.

All Kasper Hjulmand’s Danes can realistically do is to try and win this game, rely on Belgium to beat Finland, and then hope their goal difference is good enough to get them through.

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For the Russians, things are much more clear-cut and have bounced back well after their campaign got off to a disappointing start with an all-too-easy 3-0 defeat by Belgium last Saturday. They were able to regroup in midweek and their hard-fought but well-deserved 1-0 win over Finland has put them in a strong position. While, as mentioned, a draw may be enough for them –  if Finland fails to overcome Belgium – a win would definitely see them through to the next phase.

If Stanislav Cherchesov’s side makes it through to the round-of-16, it will be their best result since 2008 – when they made it to the semifinals – as in 2012 and 2016 they failed to make it beyond the group stage.

Russia vs Denmark Head-to-Head Stats

1 Games won 0
0 Games drawn 0
1 Games lost 2
1 Goals scored 1
19 Goals attempts 45
3 Goal conceded 3
80 Passing accuracy (%) 85

Work to Do for Gutsy Denmark

For Denmark, this tournament has understandably been a difficult one to negotiate after the collapse and, mercifully, the subsequent recovery of their star man Christian Eriksen, after his cardiac arrest during their opening game against Finland.  While the Danes were gutsy enough to come back out and complete that game once it became clear Eriksen was going to be okay, they were, with good reason, under par and ended up losing 1-0.

The good news is that Eriksen has now been discharged from hospital following an operation to fit a mini-defibrillator; news that will no doubt buoy the Danes ahead of this vital must-win tie.

UEFA Euro 2020 Odds Tracker

This game is a must-win for Denmark because the 1-0 loss to Finland was followed by a 2-1 defeat by Belgium, despite them playing well in that game and after having taken an early lead through Yussuf Poulsen. In the end, the quality of the Belgians and the introduction of the classy Kevin de Bruyne made the difference on a noisy, passionate night in Copenhagen.

Hjulmand will again be looking to the Telia Parken crowd to lift his players as they look to reach the knockout round of the Euros for the first time since 2004, when they made it all the way to the quarter-finals before being eliminated by the Czech Republic.

Russia vs Denmark Best Bet

If Denmark is able to reproduce the performance level they reached against Belgium, then that could well be enough for them to achieve the two (or more) goal victory they need to give themselves a chance. In fact, if the results go their way – and Finland loses to Belgium – they could even make second, so it really is all to play for.

With the Russians potentially torn between sticking or twisting and with the Copenhagen crowd certain to be well up for this one, I see the Danes achieving the two-goal win they need.

Pick: Denmark to win 2-0 (+650) 


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