Denmark responded to an opening defeat to Germany with a win against Austria and they have a chance to move a step closer to the semi-finals with three points against disappointing Serbia.
Denmark U21 vs. Serbia U21
• UEFA European Under-21 Championship
• Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste, Italy
• Sunday 23 June
• 21:00 CET
Denmark U21 Team News and Latest Form
Denmark suffered a 3-1 defeat to Germany in their opening match and head coach Niels Frederiksen made some formation and personnel changes against Austria, which resulted in a 3-1 win. Left wing-back Joakim Maehle got a start and contributed with a pair of goals.
Goalkeeper Daniel Iversen saved a penalty at a 1-1 result and Denmark answered with a couple of goals on the other end, punishing the Austrians for a missed opportunity to take a lead.
This victory ended Denmark’s three-game losing run and it is a significant encouragement before the clash with Serbia who will hardly have a motivation to play, particularly after a horrendous performance against Germany. Denmark failed to score in only two of their previous 20 matches and given that Serbia have the weakest defence at this European Under-21 Championship, expect the young Danes to score at least one goal here.
Serbia U21 Team News and Latest Form
Serbia’s European Championship is over following two straight defeats and embarrassing displays against Austria and Germany. Goran Djorovic’s side was never in the game and was completely outplayed as Germany dismantled them, 6-1. To make everything worse, Serbia’s best defender Nikola Milenkovic received a second yellow card and is suspended for this clash with Denmark.
New Real Madrid striker, Luka Jovic, was pretty much useless in both games at this tournament and coach could decide to give Dejan Joveljic a chance in the starting lineup. Winger Lazar Randjelovic was arguable the best individual in Serbia’s team against Germany as he won a penalty and will probably start this match.
Denmark U21 vs. Serbia U21 Head to Head
Denmark and Serbia have faced on six times so far and Serbia are leading the H2H duels with three victories and two draws while Denmark won the latest tilt back in 2015. It’s interesting that just one of those six games produced over 2.5 goals.
Denmark U21 vs. Serbia U21 Betting Tip
Denmark are favorites at 1.50 (-200) odds and considering they need a win in order to keep their knockout phase hopes alive, we’re backing them to get three points in this one. Serbia allowed eight goals in two games and they will likely concede at least two here, so we’re also suggesting to try with Denmark to win and over 2.5 goals at 1.95 (-105).