Euro 2020 goalscorer, player and shots predictions: Danish delight for Damsgaard
Group B decider could be a shootout
Free Euro 2020 football tips, best bets and analysis for Ukraine v Austria and Russia v Denmark on Monday.
Where to watch
Ukraine v Austria
ITV4, 5pm Monday
Russia v Denmark
BBC2, 8pm Monday
Over 25.5 shots in Russia v Denmark
2pts 11-10 bet365
Mikkel Damsgaard to be named man of the match
1pt 9-1 bet365
Viktor Tsygankov to score at any time
1pt 6-1 bet365
Monday's Euro 2020 preview
Despite losing both of their opening two fixtures, victory for Denmark over Russia on Monday may be enough for the Danes to finish second in Group B if Finland lose to Belgium.
That scenario would mean the Danes, Finns and Russians all finish the group stage on three points and all with a victory over one of the other two meaning goal difference - and potentially goals scored - would be needed to split them.
With that in mind, Denmark must pile on the pressure in Copenhagen as they chase victory and Russia too may be forced to chase the game if they are behind, so expect plenty of shots in Copenhagen.
The Danes have averaged 21.5 shots per game in their two games and Russia racked up 14 in their 1-0 win over Finland last time. The 11-10 about there being 26 or more shots in this crucial tie is inviting.
Mikkel Damsgaard was a persistent threat throughout Denmark’s defeat to Belgium and may play a pivotal role against the Russians.
The 20-year-old completed five dribbles and had three shots on the Belgium goal on Thursday and his pace and direct style could expose a suspect Russia defence.
The Sampdoria youngster will be making just his fifth international appearance but he has already shown that he can be a creative force for a side who must win. At 9-1 he looks a fair price to be man of the match.
Viktor Tsygankov looks overpriced to get himself on the scoresheet when Ukraine take on Austria in Bucharest.
The tricky Dynamo Kiev winger played only 20 minutes of the victory over North Macedonia but should start this clash which will determine who finishes second to the Netherlands in Group C.
The 23-year-old has a proven track record in big games - he scored the winner in the Ukrainian Cup final this season and the only goal in his nation’s recent 1-0 win over Spain.
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