Betting-Previews.com returns with another World Cup 2022 Qualifications betting preview and predictions for Tuesday’s match between Denmark and Israel. The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 win for the Danes, who will look to emulate that success at Parken Stadium.
Denmark vs Israel
When: Tuesday, September 7– 20:45 CEST
Where: Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark
Weather: Intermittent Clouds, 16°C
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Denmark have yet to lose a match at World Cup 2022 Qualifiers and will look to keep it that way after their clash with Israel tonight. The first leg between these two nations ended in a 2-0 victory for the Danes, who should feel confident about their chances to go 2-0 up in the head-to-head on home soil.
The High-Flying Danes
Denmark couldn’t have hoped for a better position to be in ahead of this match. Not only are they perfect (5-0-0) in Group F of World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, but they also hold an impressive +17 GD without a single conceded goal (17-0).
Suffice to say, Kasper Schmeichel has been exceptional throughout the qualifiers and is one of the main reasons why Danes are all but guaranteed to secure their ticket for Qatar. Still, we must also give some praise to the defenders, and particularly their attacking line.
Across five games played, Danes have not once shown signs of struggle. They have eased past Israel (2-0), Moldova (8-0), Austria (4-0), Scotland (2-0), and Faroe Islands (1-0), who the Dynamite won against on Saturday.
Obviously, their 1-0 victory stands out like a sore thumb, as it was Denmark’s least-convincing win on paper. Still, Kasper Hjulmand’s men were clearly the better team on the day and have had one goal disallowed by VAR.
What’s more, Hjulmand made several changes to the starting XI for that match, giving his key players a chance to rest ahead of tonight’s game. This means we will see Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Jannik Vestergaard, Anders Christiansen, and Philip Billing back on the pitch, with Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg poised to return to the middle of the pitch.
Jonas Wind, who has scored against the Faroe Islands, could get a nod as a substitute, but it’s unlikely he will start over Yussuf Poulsen.
With their win against Fraoe Islands, Denmark are 6-1-3 across their last 10 outings. Their only three losses over that stretch came against Finland (0-1), Belgium (1-2) and England (1-2), who beat them in the EURO 2020 semi-finals after extra time.
Denmark holds the same 6-1-3 record at home, with losses coming against the same three EURO 2020 opponents.
Israel Showing Good Form
Israeli squad travel to Denmark, having won all of their last three World Cup 2022 outings, against Moldova (4-1), Faroe Islands (4-0). And Austria (5-2), who they beat on Saturday. With those three wins, Israel are 6-1-3 across their last 10 across all competitions.
Their only three losses over that stretch came against Czech Republic (0-1) in November 2020, Denmark (0-2) in the first leg of World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, and Portugal (0-4), who trashed them in June in a friendly match.
Obviously, the biggest talking point is Israel’s win against Austria last week, albeit we wouldn’t overreact to the final score. However, even though Israel proved they could score goals, we have to note that Austria didn’t perform up to par and that cracking Denmark’s defence won’t be as easy.
Like Denmark, Israel don’t have any injury concerns; however, we still expect Willi Ruttensteiner to make some changes. This will mark Israel’s third match of the week, and fatigue could be a problem for star players.
Denmark vs Israel Betting Pick
Denmark are expected to dominate, and we have to agree. As evident from their deep run at the EURO 2020, Denmark can compete against the world’s best football teams and are clearly one of the top teams themselves. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for Israel, who haven’t delivered against any notable opponent yet, and it’s unlikely that will change here.
With the form, the Dynamite have been showing they shouldn’t struggle against Israel and playing at home with a full squad fit and ready certainly can’t harm their chances to secure another convincing win and extend their record to 6-0-0-
Prediction: Denmark -1.5 Asian Handicap – 2.07 at Sportmarket