Group H favourites Denmark will look to make their home advantage count as they start their Euro 2024 qualifying against Finland. This match will be played on Thursday at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Denmark had a horrible World Cup in Qatar 2022 when they failed to win any league match – drawing one and losing two – crashing out without progressing. With Manchester United mid-fielder Christian Eriksen out due to injury, there could be a case of worried looks in the home dugout. The Danes boast of a steady recent record in the qualifiers, winning four and drawing five of their last nine such matches. They wouldn’t mind starting this campaign at home as Denmark lost just one of the last 15 Euro qualifiers at home, winning 11 and drawing three.
Finland will be worried about that record because they themselves have been unable to crack the Danish code. Across their last 26 matches since 1966 in all competitions and friendlies, Finland have won just twice, losing 16 and drawing eight. Intriguingly though, they have won the most recent match against Denmark – a 1-0 win in the Euro 2020 tournament. Their recent form isn’t any better with Finland winning just one of their last eight matches in all competitions and friendlies, losing four and drawing three. In the qualifiers, they have lost three of their last five away Euro qualifiers with the two wins coming against lower-ranked teams.