Date: September 7, 2014
Venue: Parken Stadion, Kobenhaven, Denmark
Kick-off time: 17:00 BST
Denmark and Armenia placed in the Group I of the European Championship qualifiers will face each other in their first qualifying game of the group. Denmark are a much stronger side than the Armenians on paper and playing at home will be to the advantage of the Danes. Armenia will be looking to cause an upset in this game.
Denmark’s form: W-L-D-W-L
Denmark lost their last friendly match against Turkey that too at home. With limited striking options, coach Morten Olsen had to start the much-maligned striker, Nicklas Bendtner’s spectacularly failed back heel attempt was the talking point of the game.
The friendly was just another match to assess the squad at his disposal. Olsen will be happy with the performance last time and will be looking forward to an easy Armenia game.
Armenia’s form: W-D-L-L-L
Armenia will be ruing the fact that they have not played any international game since June, where they lost by a big margin against Germany. Their squad does not have any world-class players apart from Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Playing for Borussia Dortmund) who play for the elite European teams.
Lack of an inspirational leader at the back has been hurting them and against Denmark might be their downfall.
Denmark: Christain Eriksen
The Spurs playmaker has been impressive this campaign so far and was the main creator for the Danes against Turkey. His ability to pick up the forwards and ping in accurate throughballs is unparalleled. He’s the one to make the maximum impact.
Armenia: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Borussia Dortmund playmaker is in the form of his life for his club with his best game so far being the Bayern Munich one where he was a monster as the most forward midfielder. With the national team though, few things hold him back. There are less enigmatic players around him and has to bear most of the creative burden.
Expect Denmark to get full points, despite international fixtures being tricky, especially against the lesser known teams. The Danes are 1.44 to win the game with bet365, while BetVictor are offering 1.95 for over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.