Denmark did what was expected of them in this World Cup qualifying campaign, finishing 2nd in their group behind the massive favourites of Poland, but beating Montenegro by four points in the end to set up this playoff clash. They narrowly missed out on Euro 2016 after losing to Sweden in the playoffs, so they will be desperate to make amends here.
They are in good form coming into this match too. They are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions, winning five times, including a stunning 4-0 win against Poland in September. They did fail to beat Romania in their last match, but they will undoubtedly be formidable opposition.
It’s much the same story in Copenhagen. At home Denmark have won six, drawn two, and lost one of their last nine outings, with their only defeat coming against Montenegro and them picking up victories against Poland and Iceland and a draw with Germany in that time.
They have found the net in all but one of their last ten home games, but have conceded in six of them as well and face a Republic of Ireland side intent on building on their Euro 2016 successes.
The visitors were drawn in a relatively tough group including Serbia, Wales, and Austria for this qualifying campaign, and it went down to the final game in the end. They visited Wales with a one point deficit on their opponents, but managed to secure a 1-0 win to leapfrog Wales and steal the runners up spot.
That victory came thanks to James McClean, a goal that took his tally to four goals in this qualification campaign, all of which have come in his last four away qualifiers. Backing him to find the net again on Saturday could be a very good move.
It will be difficult for Republic of Ireland away from home though. They have won four, drawn four, and lost three of their last 11 away games in all competitions and find it a lot more difficult to keep clean sheets on the road. Ten of their last 13 trips away have seen them concede at least once, but they will take heart from the fact they have scored in all but one of these games. This, along with Denmark’s recent form at home, makes backing Both Teams to Score look a great choice here along with a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Christian Eriksen is the standout name in the Denmark squad. The Spurs playmaker has been in sensational form in the Premier League this season and he has netted eight times for Denmark in this qualifying campaign. Backing him to score on Saturday looks a great value bet.