Germany v Denmark betting tips: Tough test for Low’s men
Germany prepare for their European Championship campaign as 21/20 favourites to beat Denmark in a testing friendly in Austria.
Joachim Low will end a 15-year tenure as Die Mannschaft boss after the tournament and will want to finish with silverware before he is replaced by Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.
With the coronavirus-delayed competition only a matter of weeks away, both teams will want momentum with positive results as we look at the odds in our Germany v Denmark betting tips.
It will be an intriguing battle in Innsbruck as Low and Danish counterpart Kasper Hjulmand aim to find their best team ahead of their opening Euro 2020 match.
Denmark sit two places above Germany in the FIFA world rankings in 10th place and have been in fine recent form, winning eight of their last 11 matches, so we make the Danes 13/5 to win.
Although Germany are favourites to win in Austria, two of their last three head-to-head clashes with Germany have ended in draws – which is 12/5.
The two sides have met five times since the turn of the millennium and four of those games have seen both teams score – valued at 4/6 – but Die Mannschaft have a superior record over Denmark by winning 15 of their 27 contests.
Low’s side have been involved in seven matches that have seen three or more goals from their last nine, while Denmark have followed that trend in six of their last nine games. It is 4/5 for over 2.5 goals.
Low has an abundance of attacking options in his Germany side that he can fit into his preferred system of 4-3-3.
He has Chelsea duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, Bayern trio Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller as well as Kevin Volland in the forward options.
Toni Kroos will be in the heart of the midfield, while the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich and Emre Can will fight it out for the other spots alongside the Real Madrid man.
Denmark go under the radar on the international stage with several players at big clubs and will be a threat with Christian Eriksen, Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield, while Martin Braithwaite and Kasper Dolberg are set to start in attack.
It will be difficult to gauge whether both teams will put out full-strength teams or experiment with formations and selections ahead of the tournament.
Gnabry has led the line in Die Mannschaft’s last three competitive fixtures, scoring once, and is 9/2 to open the scoring in Austria, while he is priced at 15/8 to find the net at any time.
Havertz and Sane both started alongside the former Arsenal player in those three fixtures and the Chelsea man is 15/2 to score first and 14/5 to breach the Denmark defence.
Sane is valued at the same odds in the above markets, while for Denmark, Eriksen is 13/2 to net first and 5/2 to score.
Barcelona striker Braithwaite is 8/1 to draw first blood in Innsbruck, while you can find him at 3/1 in the anytime goalscorer market.
Where: Tivoli Stadium, Tirol
When: 20:00, Wednesday 2nd June
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication