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Denmark vs Slovenia UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible Lineups and Fantasy XI Prediction

Denmark faces Slovenia in the UEFA Euro 2024 Group Stage match. Let's take a look at the match details and head-to-head stats, the football players of both teams, tactics, the playing eleven, and fantasy team predictions.

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A mix of experience and emerging talents characterizes Denmark’s entry into UEFA Euro 2024, making it the kind of team that is likely to pose a serious threat to any opponent that they meet. What remains is whether or not they can demonstrate in these games against Slovenia that indeed they deserve to be taken seriously as contenders whose objective as such must necessarily involve leaving their mark on any competition. Slovenia’s strategy is expected to be based on good defense, fast breaks, and making set plays count as they take on Denmark—a match where they can prove how tough they are in the face of difficult challenges.

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Match Details

  • Match: Denmark vs Slovenia - UEFA Euro 2024

  • Date: 16/6/2024 (Sunday)

  • Time: 9.30 pm

  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany

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Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany

How to watch Denmark vs Slovenia UEFA Euro 2024 match?

The Live streaming of the match between Denmark and Slovenia of UEFA Euro 2024 will be on the Sony Liv app. The Denmark vs Slovenia football match will also be telecast live on the Sony Sports TV network in India.

Denmark vs Slovenia: Head-to-Head stats

Denmark and Slovenia have faced each other 6 times. Denmark has been the dominant side, winning 5 of those 6 matches while Scotland will be looking for their first win against the Danish.

  • Matches: 6
  • Denmark won: 5
  • Slovenia won: 0
  • Draws: 1

Denmark vs Slovenia: Last five matches

30 Apr 1997 Denmark v Slovenia 4-0 FIFA World Cup
25 Apr 2001 Denmark v Slovenia 3-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2008 Slovenia v Denmark 1-2 International Friendly
19 Jun 2023 Slovenia v Denmark 1-1 UEFA European Championship
17 Nov 2023 Denmark v Slovenia 2-1 UEFA European Championship

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Team News

Denmark:

Denmark will start their UEFA Euro 2024 journey group-stage match against Slovenia. They are all desperate for a win in this fixture that will take place as both fight for a place in the knockout phase. to secure a precious win, Denmark must depend on their experienced squad that performed well during the qualification stage.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel's experience will be vital to the Danish side heading to the Euro tournament. With a solid defense and attacking prowess, Joachim Andersen will take up the right-back position. The key to Denmark’s defensive stability are the organizational skills and aerial dominance of center-back and Captain Simon Kjær.

As for Andreas Christensen, he partners with Kjær as center-back for composure and has a good ball-playing skill set at their back. Like his right-back counterpart, left-back Joakim Mæhle is also known for his attacking prowess and will be expected to provide width and support in the final third.

In the midfield, defensive midfielder Thomas Delaney is an essential figure when it comes to destroying an opposing team’s game using his quickness and anticipation skills. On the other hand, central midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg acts as the link between the defenders and those who are meant to attack by being a player who moves from one penalty area to the other. In addition to this, attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen’s splendid passing ability and accurate set plays may disorganize enemy defenders and create scoring chances.

Coming to the forwards, right wing-forward Andreas Skov Olsen's speed and capability to get into the box are going to be important as he is the one who will make an attack wide drawn from the right flank. Along the left-wing forward Jonas Wind, who is both direct with pace as well as good at dribbling and can pull off defenders that could be far apart to create opportunities for his teammates;

Striker Rasmus Højlund will be conducting the attack and maintaining line-up standards, this young striker has been extremely effective and will serve as Denmark’s major striker leading in terms of goals scored.

A switch between 3-5-2 and 4-3-3 formation usually characterizes the Danish playing system that lays much emphasis on the proper balance between strong defense strategy and dynamic offensive play. This configuration takes care of two things: first, Denmark’s midfield dynamism makes them strong enough to break their opponents’ defensive lines at any time; secondly, two full-backs provide help when necessary at both wings of attack. Kasper Hjulmand, the coach, is known for his flexible tactics where he keeps changing formations and strategies depending on who his side is playing.

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Slovenia:

Meeting for the 6th time Slovenia faces Denmark.

Slovenia's crucial player, Jan Oblak is a top-notch goalkeeper because he has an outstanding ability to save shots and control his team’s penalty area. Right back Zan Karničnik is recognized for his defensive stability and his capacity to assist offensive moves which will lead to fending off Denmark’s left-wing threats. In the center of Slovenia's backline, Miha Mevlja has a powerful physique and is a key figure in the air. Jaka Bijol who is used to playing as a midfielder has proven to be a versatile central defense player with good passing skills and tackles as well. Athletically vigorous and relentless, Left Back Petr Stojanović has to maintain a balance between his duties in defense with helping push the attacks of Slovenia.

In the midfield, with his experience and skill in controlling defenders, defensive midfielder Jasmin Kurtić plays an essential role in disrupting the attacks of opponents and starting the forward movements for Slovenia. Central midfielder Sandi Lovrić combines defensive astuteness with a sense of flair in making short passes and long shots, thereby making the defense and attack meet. Attacking midfielder Benjamin Verbič’s ability to see and find room will be crucial to creating chances.

Benjamin Šeško moves quickly and cuts inside a significant threat from the right wing that will cause concern among defenders while Josip Iličić has both great creativity and shot-taking abilities meaning he terrorizes opposition defenders any time he plays for his national team as an attacker; To convert all these great opportunities created during games into successful goal scoring opportunities in football strategy requires accurate finishing skills combined with good positional play, especially inside opponent’s penalty box hence making Andraž Šporar essential for this role in the Slovenian national team.

Coach Matjaz Kek's strategy often involves compact defensive organization and exploiting the speed and creativity of his wingers on the counterattack hence the country typically sets up in a 4-2-3-1 formation concentrating on a solid defense base accompanied by quick transitions; playing with Kurtić and Lovrić screening the defense Slovenia will probably seek to maintain discipline and compactness at the back when playing with Denmark.

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Possible XI's: 

Denmark's possible starting lineup:

Schmeichel; Andersen, Kjær, Christensen, Delaney, Kristiansen, Wind, Olsen, Eriksen, Højbjerg, Højlund.

Slovenia's possible starting lineup:

Oblak; Karnicnik, Mevlja, Bijol, Stojanović, Kurtić, Lovrić, Verbič, Šeško, Iličić, Sporar.

Fantasy Team Prediction:

Schmeichel; Højbjerg, Hjulmand, Poulsen,Sesko, Lovric, Wind, Eriksen,Højlund, Šeško, Iličić,

    Christian Eriksen UEFA Euro 2024 Jan Oblak Slovenia Denmark