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Euro 2016 Play-off, second leg - preview and odds: Denmark vs. Sweden


Published on: 15/11/2015

Euro 2016 Play-off, first leg - preview and odds: Denmark vs. Sweden

November 17, 2015 20:45pm - Telia Parken

Euro 2016 Qualifier - Play-off

Denmark will have to overturn a 2-1 deficit if they are to deny their Nordic neighbours Sweden a place at next summer’s UEFA showpiece event in France.

Denmark given hope by late goal

Morten Olsen’s 15-year career as Denmark Coach will only be extended on Tuesday if his team can overhaul a 1-2 deficit to rivals Sweden. After falling behind by two goals, it looked as if the Danes were going to be left with a mountain to climb in the reverse leg. However, they were thrown a lifeline when Nicolai Jørgensen bagged a late goal to reduce the deficit to just one.

Olsen has declared his intention to step down at the end of the of Denmark`s European Championship Odyssey. The last time his side hosted the Swedes - in a 2014 friendly - they ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Daniel Agger goal.

Sweden may rue letting two-goal cushion slip

Sweden opened a two goal lead in the first leg thanks to goals from Emil Forsberg and Zlatan Ibrahimović before being pegged back by a late Denmark goal. That goal has changed the entire complexion of the reverse leg with the Swedes now in the precarious position of having to defend a one goal lead against a team that already has an away goal in the bag. Team news

Both coaches should have full-strength squads to choose from.

Recent form (qualifiers)

Denmark: LLDDWW

Sweden: LWWLLW

Betting odds and tips

Denmark are now winless in four competitive games but go into this game knowing that a 1-0 victory would be enough. With Sweden defending a one goal lead, this game should be very tight with both sides looking for a single goal.

Morten Olsen has secured tournament qualification on home soil in the past and has the experience to guide his team to victory on Tuesday. It may not be as entertaining as the first game but the home side could just snatch it by a single goal. Denmark can be backed to win 1-0 at 13/2 with 888spor and Unibet.

Published on: 15/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (15/11/2015 15:56:55) but are subject to change.