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Denmark v Scotland betting tips: Positive result trend

| 31.08.2021

Preview and odds for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier

Scotland face surprise Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark in Copenhagen as they continue their World Cup qualifying campaign and we have looked at the odds to find some Denmark v Scotland betting tips.

Steve Clarke’s Scotland are unbeaten in their first three qualifiers but Denmark top Group F after winning all three games.

Wednesday’s match, which takes place at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, kicks off at 7.45pm BST.

Denmark v Scotland match odds

Scotland reached their first major tournament in 22 years when qualifying for Euro 2020.

Now they have a taste for the big occasion, they are set on making the World Cup finals for the first time in 24 years.

Clarke’s side were beaten by the Czech Republic and Croatia in the European Championship but earned a creditable 0-0 draw with runners-up England.

Following a home win against the Faroe Islands (4-0) and a draw with Austria (2-2) plus an away draw at Israel (1-1), Scotland are 7/1 to win in Denmark.

Scotland have only lost two of their last 15 World Cup qualifying matches (W8 D5) and are unbeaten in their previous nine since a 3-0 defeat at England in November 2016.

The Danes, beaten 2-1 by England after extra time in their Euro 2020 semi-final, have made the perfect start to World Cup qualification.

Away wins in Israel (2-0) and Austria (4-0) and an 8-0 hammering of Moldova at home sandwiched in between puts the Danes top of the group with nine points.

Kasper Hjulmand’s side are 4/9 to beat Scotland and the draw is on offer at 16/5 in the Denmark v Scotland betting tips.

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Denmark v Scotland head-to-head

The teams have met on 16 occasions since 1951, with Scotland winning 10 and Denmark six.

The last time Scotland won in Denmark was in September 1975 when Joe Harper’s second-half strike was enough to give Willie Ormond’s side a 1-0 European Championship group-phase win.

They last met in a March 2016 friendly at Hampden Park, which Scotland won 1-0.

Scotland have won the last two meetings and are 7/4 to win or draw Wednesday’s game in the Denmark v Scotland betting tips.

No fewer than 11 of their encounters have been won to nil and it is 23/20 the home side continues that trend.

Five previous meetings saw both sides net and it is 11/10 for that to occur in this clash.

Under 2.5 goals is the historic trend in this fixture, with 11 games ending that way, and it is 4/5 for that to happen once more.

Denmark v Scotland team news

Already without midfielders Scott McTominay and Stuart Armstrong, Clarke has been handed a major blow with the news John McGinn is also missing.

The Aston Villa midfielder, who has scored 10 goals in his last 11 World Cup/European Championship qualifying matches, has been ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 26-year-old hopes to be back in time for Saturday’s Hampden clash with Moldova.

Denmark v Scotland key battles

The lack of experience in midfield is clearly a worry for Scotland, especially with Mikkel Damsgaard being directly involved in eight goals in seven starts for Denmark in all competitions (four goals, four assists) since his debut in November last year.

He is the man Scotland will have to nullify and he is 21/10 to score at any time and 5/1 to score the first goal.

View the latest World Cup qualifying odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Simon Milham