Football Tips: Our 3 best bets for Denmark v Finland on Tuesday

Our footie tipster Andrew Cunneen has a trio of picks in mind.

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This entire tournament was rocked when it transpired that Alexia Putellas tore her ACL and she’d miss the competition (for those unwashed, she’s better than any other player on the planet).

So Spain’s silky, free-flowing style was put in question as the Barcelona midfielder is their creative hub. Absolutely everything goes through her because it should.

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And let me tell you – when that Finnish goal went in in just a matter of seconds, there were alarm bells ringing nationwide. But a fairly dominant display physically saw them through their opening game (who’d have guessed that?) and the Fins were on the end of a scoreline many predicted, but just perhaps not in the style in which it transpired.

Denmark on the other hand were knocked back, or I guess, in this sense, brought forward to deal with the fact that they’re just not a superpower anymore. And with a quite short favourites tag for this one, I really can’t get on board. Here are my three plays.

WHAT: UEFA Euro 2020 – Group B: Denmark v Finland
WHEN: Tuesday, July 12: 5pm
WHERE: Milton Keynes -Stadium: MK
HOW TO WATCH: BB2, iPlayer

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Over 2.5 Goals

These two sides play more openly than you’d anticipate and both go end-to-end quite quickly. The biggest issue with the likes of Spain and France in evenly-contested games is that they struggle to carve open a huge chance that often, so it’s an awful lot of time spent probing, meaning you’re never wholeheartedly confident they’ll actually hit the over.

However, Finland and Denmark are hammer and tongs when they smell blood, so it’s certainly the approach I’d be taking. Especially when you consider the only game to lack clear cut chances en masse so far at time of writing has been the cagey opener. It’s coming home, is it?

Finland and the Draw

It’s not quite a mid-range punt, but I would say it’s the best value available right now. Finland didn’t get much of a chance to pick out a missile of a long pass outside of the first thirty seconds but they’re one of the best in the world at doing it. Spain force you to be so compact that the initial press from your striker means that you’re almost always out of position on the rare occasion that Spain do win the ball.

That same level of focus doesn’t really apply to Denmark, for all that they are a better side, I-XI than the Finns. I just get the impression that low confidence on the Danish end will see them second-guessing their attacking patterns and they’ll lose the ball quite frequently in the final third – and Finland have enough in their locker to exploit what will undoubtedly be another high line.

Linda Sallstrom to Score First

If It ain’t broke etc. Linda Sallstrom would have been plying her trade at a much higher level than at Paris FC if she hadn’t done her ACL on three separate occasions. That much is clear. She’s missed massive spells of her career due to those injuries and is still her country’s all-time record goalscorer.

Her opener against Spain clearly exhibited she still possesses that 100m sprint speed she was so renowned for, even at 33, and the finish (ha, get it?) wasn’t half bad either.

Denmark v Finland betting tips:

Over 2.5 Goals
Finland and the Draw
Linda Sallstrom to Score First

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