Slovenia vs DenmarkEuro 2024, KO: 19:45 Jun 19, 2023, Stozice Staduim
The battle for supremacy in a tight Group H of the 2024 European Championship qualifiers continues with a Monday night clash between Slovenia and Denmark. Both teams are tied on six points and while a closely fought encounter could be on the cards, Denmark's superior quality is expected to give them the edge.
Slovenia head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 2-0 in Finland in their previous qualifying fixture. They conceded early in the first half and struggled to find a way back into the contest, finishing with just two attempts on target.
That was the first defeat in the qualifiers for Slovenia, who began their campaign with successive wins. They are level on six points with three other teams in the group but sit fourth on the standings due to goal difference.
Slovenia will be keen to make a swift return to winning ways and channel the performances in their opening two fixtures in the qualifiers. However, those wins came against the likes of San Marino, with the defeat in Finland suggesting Matjaz Kek’s men could struggle against quality teams.
Denmark are coming off a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland last time put in the qualifiers. Jonas Wind’s effort just after the restart proved to be the difference in a tight encounter with few clear-cut chances.
It was a fine return to winning ways for Denmark, who threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 in Kazakhstan in their previous fixture. The manner of the defeat highlights a defensive problem for Kasper Hjulmand’s men as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches across all competitions.
While the defeat in Kazakhstan was disappointing, Denmark have generally done some good work on their travels in recent times. Among their recent results away from home are 2-1 victories in France and Austria during last year’s UEFA Nations League.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Denmark have never lost to Slovenia, winning all four previous matches. The last meeting between both teams was a friendly back in 2008 which ended 2-1 in favour of the Danes.
Players to watch
Benjamin Sesko continues to enhance his reputation as a talented young forward and could be worth keeping an eye on for Slovenia. He has five goals in his last eight matches for the national team and is priced at 21/10 by bet365 to find the net on Monday.
Denmark have a talented young striker of their own in Rasmus Hojlund, who is attracting interest around Europe following a breakout season with Atalanta. He has five goals in his last three matches and is priced at 6/4 by bet365 to get on the score sheet once again.
Anything else catch the eye?
Slovenia and Denmark have talented attackers, which means both teams could be backed to score at 10/11 with Unibet. The Danes saw over 3.5 goals in their last away fixture and could be set for a repeat at 29/10 by Unibet while over 10bet is offering odds of 21/20 for over 2.5 goals.
Denmark have seen more second half goals in their three qualifying matches so far and Monday’s clash can be set to follow a similar pattern at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
This Euro 2024 match between Slovenia and Denmark will be played on Jun 19, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Slovenia vs Denmark prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.