Denmark on Six-Game Home Winning Streak
Denmark and Slovenia are both a win away from automatic qualification for Euro 2024. In one of the best matches of the week, the two sides will face off in Copenhagen. The winner will finish first in Group H, while the loser will still qualify for Euro 2024 with a win in their final qualifier next week. A draw complicates matters but wouldn’t be a terrible result for either side. Now, let’s preview the Denmark vs Slovenia betting odds for this crucial Euro qualifier.
⚽ Denmark vs. Slovenia ⚽
Location: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date & Time: Friday, November 17th, 2:45 p.m. EST
Slovenia have never won a match vs. Denmark. However, they did manage to grab a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in June. Andraz Sporar opened up the scoring for hosts Slovenia but Rasmus Hojlund equalized for Denmark. That was their first-ever meeting in qualifiers for the UEFA Euro. Still Slovenia have scored more vs. Denmark in qualifiers for the UEFA Euro vs. World Cup qualifiers. In two previous WCQ meetings, Denmark are 2-0 and have outscored Slovenia 6-0. Denmark are 4-1-0 vs. Slovenia all-time.
Tale of Two Denmark’s
Denmark are a perfect 4-0 at home in UEFA Euro qualifiers and are on a six-game winning streak at home overall. Their last loss on home soil was last June, when they fell 1-0 to Croatia in the UEFA Nations League. Last month, Denmark managed to pick up two wins in as many matches, but they certainly weren’t pretty. Denmark took on Kazakhstan and a San Marino side that has never won a competitive fixture in their history, in October.
Following Rasmus Hojlund’s opening goal for Denmark vs. San Marino, The Red and Whites conceded in the second half as the hosts equalized. It was San Marino’s first competitive goal in 17 matches. Yussuf Poulsen managed to grab the winner for Denmark, as proceedings finished 2-1. Still, Denmark entered the match as four-goal favorites and they’ve underperformed on the road lately. They certainly haven’t been one of the best soccer bets today but Denmark may be worth considering at home. They beat Kazakhstan there, 3-1, prior to the San Marino match.
The Red and Whites have outscored their opponents 11-2 in four qualifying wins in Copenhagen. Hojlund’s Manchester United career has gotten off to an up and down start but he’s been superb for Denmark in qualifiers. He’s scored seven goals, which has only been bettered by Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo. Jonas Wind has also scored three goals and three assists for Kasper Hjulmand’s side. Currently, the Denmark vs Slovenia betting odds price the Danes as -190 favorites.
Slovenia Enter as Group Leaders
For a country of just two million people, Slovenia tend to punch above their weight in football. While they haven’t finished with below a .500 record in a Euro qualifying campaign since 2008, their only Euro appearance was in 2000. Since then, they’ve appeared at two World Cups, but they’re just one win away from qualifying for the Euro for a second time in their history.
Slovenia enter their ninth match of 10 in the Group H lead, level on points with Denmark but with a superior goal difference. Even if Slovenia lose this match, they’ll ensure qualification with a draw vs. Kazakhstan next Monday. They are currently on a four-game winning streak and kept two clean sheets in October.
First, they beat Finland 3-0 as Benjamin Sesko scored a double and they took down a ten-man Northern Ireland by a 1-0 scoreline. RB Leipzig’s Sesko leads Slovenia in the UEFA Euro qualifier stats, with four goals. Panathinaikos’ Andraz Sporar has also scored three goals and provided three assists.
Match Analysis & Odds
Bettors should note that Denmark are dealing with a number of injuries heading into Friday’s match. Leading scorer Hojlund pulled out of the squad injured, as well as defender Simon Kjaer, midfielder Christian Eriksen and forwards Robert Skov and Andreas Skov Olsen. Still, hosts Denmark are one-goal favorites for this one.
The Denmark vs Slovenia betting odds price visitors Slovenia as +650 underdogs, which makes sense given they’ve never defeated Denmark. However, they certainly have a chance here given their recent form and Denmark’s injuries. Denmark are -190 favorites and they’re going for a seventh straight win here. Meanwhile, a draw sits at +275 odds.
Slovenia +1 is priced at -120 odds and they’ve avoided defeat in three of their four road games so far. This one is expected to be low-scoring, and Denmark’s biggest goal threat is out. Under 2.5 goals display -135 odds for this crucial Group H match.