Georgia and Denmark meet for the second time in Group D competition of the 2020 Euro qualifiers. These teams met last June 10th with Denmark beating Georgia by the score of 5-1. The second meeting is set for September 9, 2019, at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia

“Soccer" Denmark

Denmark is coming off their best World Cup outing since 2002. The Danes went all the way to the Round of 16 where they lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout. After a contract dispute with their regular players was resolved, Denmark entered the UEFA Nations League tournament and won League B, thus earning promotion to League A next year. And after failing to qualify for the 2016 European Championship, Denmark will be very eager to win here.

Their campaign in Group D of the 2020 Euro Qualifiers didn’t start well but the Danes found their form late and managed to erase a 0-3 deficit in the final 10 minutes of the match to force a 3-3 tie with Switzerland. Denmark also forced a 1-1 tie with the Republic of Ireland during their June 7, 2019 encounter. Then in their most recent match, Denmark pummelled Georgia 5-1 in Copenhagen to earn their 5th point in three matches, good for third in the group.

This is the squad that Denmark fielded against Georgia last June 10th:

  • Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (vice-captain), Jesper Hansen, Frederik Ronnow
  • Defenders: Peter Ankersen, Victor Nelsson, Simon Kjaer (captain), Riza Durmisi, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Henrik Dalsgaard, Jens Stryger Larsen
  • Midfielders: Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Daniel Wass, Anders Christiansen, Lasse Schone, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
  • Forwards: Robert Skov, Nicolai Jorgensen, Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Yussuf Poulsen, Jacob Bruun Larsen
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“Soccer" Georgia

Georgia is the newcomer, joining FIFA and UEFA only in 1992. In their short history, Georgia has never played in a FIFA World Cup nor have they ever qualified for the European Championships. However, they became the first team to earn promotion in the UEFA Nations League. Georgia scored the first goal of the event in Kazakhstan, before beating Latvia twice then Andorra with still two games to spare.

Georgia opened their Euro 2020 qualifiers with a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Switzerland. They failed to score again during their second game of the competition as they lost to the Republic of Ireland. They got in the winning column with a 3-0 win over Gibraltar in their third match of the competition. Denmark beat Georgia 5-1 last June 10th.

Here are the players who suited up for Georgia during their last game against Denmark:

  • Goalkeepers: Roin Kvaskhvadze, Giorgi Makaridze, Giorgi Loria
  • Defenders: Levan Kharabadze, Jemal Tabidze, Lasha Dvali, Davit Khocholava, Otar Kakabadze, Solomon Kvirkvelia, Guram Kashia
  • Midfielders:Vakhtang Chanturishvili, Lasha Shergelashvili, Giorgi Chakvetadze, Otar Kiteishvili, Valerian Gvilia, Nika Kvekveskiri, Giorgi Merebashvili, Tornike Okriashvili, Valeri Qazaishvili, Jaba Kankava
  • Forwards:Vato Arveladze, Giorgi Kvilitaia, Nika Kacharava

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Denmark is the soccer betting favorite in this match while Georgia is the underdog. Both these teams head to this showdown unbeaten in their last five games. Georgia has four wins and one draw with their four victories coming via an aggregate score of 9-1 with three shutout wins. On the other hand, Denmark has three wins and two draws in their last five outings. Denmark’s wins have come by an aggregate score of 6-1 while their two draws were both 0-0 ties against the Republic of Ireland.

Georgia has yet to win in four tries against Denmark. The lone draw between these teams happened in 2004. Denmark has won thrice, the last being the 5-1 triumph last June 10th in this same tournament. When you look at both teams, they enter this match in good form but Georgia has yet to face the Republic of Ireland and Denmark has yet to face the lesser teams Georgia has already defeated.

Denmark is ranked 10th in the latest FIFA rankings and there is no doubt that they are the superior team here. With the issues surrounding their regular players already settled, there is no reason for this team not to be successful. With five-time Danish Football Player of the Year Christian Eriksen leading the way, I’m picking Denmark to beat Georgia again on 9/9/19. It shouldn’t be a much different result from the one we saw last June 10th. Prediction: Denmark

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