San Marino travel to Parken to face Denmark in the fifth match of the UEFA Euro Qualifiers this Thursday. Both sides are currently outside of the Qualification spots making a win and the three point haul even more important.
Denmark currently sit third in Group H on seven points. In four games Denmark have two wins, one draw and one loss and a subpar goal difference of just two. Denmark have only scored seven goals and have conceded five and are two points adrift of both Finland and Kazakhstan in the Qualification spots on nine points.
The first game of the Qualifiers was a visit from Finland. Despite a goal from Oliver Antman for Finland, Rasmus Hojlund scored a hattrick for Denmark, giving them a 3 - 1 win and all three points. Hojlund was on the scoresheet yet again in the game against Kazakhstan where he scored twice. However, it wasn’t enough as Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov, Askhat Tagybergen and Abar Aimbetov all scored in the 3 - 2 win for Kazakhstan despite Aimbetov being sent off late on. Denmark were back on the winning side when they hosted Northern Ireland. Jonas Wind scored in the first few minutes of the second half giving Denmark the 1 - 0 win.
Denmark’s final game of the last international break was against Slovenia. Andraz Sporar gave Slovenia the lead in the 25th minute, but Hojlund once again scored for Denmark just before halftime. The game finished 1 - 1 with no more goals.
San Marino, on the other hand, sit rock bottom of Group H on zero points with four losses in four games. They also have the worst goal difference of the group by far, having conceded 13 goals and scoring zero so far.
San Marino’s first game of the Qualifiers came against Northern Ireland. Dion Charles scored in both halves as Northern Ireland won 2 - 0. Another 2 - 0 loss was on the cards as San Marino travelled to Slovenia for their second Qualifying game. Benjamin Sesko and an own goal from Roberto Di Maio in the second half gave Slovenia the 2 - 0 win, with San Marino only registering one shot but it was not on target. Next was a visit from Kazakhstan for San Marino. Yan Vorogovskiy, a penalty from Askhat Tagybergen and a goal late in extra time from Bakhityar Zaynutdinov gave Kazakhstan the 3 - 0 win, though San Marino did manage two shots on target.
The most recent outing for San Marino ended in a thrashing. San Marino travelled to Finland for a game that would do the most damage to San Marino’s goal difference. Daniel Hakans scored a hattrick and was joined by Glen Kamara, Benjamin Kallman and Temmu Pukki as Finland won 6 - 0.
This clash will be the first ever meeting between Denmark and San Marino. But with Denmark ranked 19th in the World and San Marino being ranked 208th, the points going any way but Denmark’s would be a massive upset.