Denmark vs Finland: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Denmark take on Finland in their Group B opener in the the ultimate glamour tie (of Nordic countries), as two sides tipped to be dark horses face off.

Kasper Hjulmand’s men stand a strong chance of progressing to the knockout stages but in order to do so, they’ll probably need to beat a Finland side who are making their first ever appearance in a major tournament.

When you look ahead to this weekend’s scheduled fixtures, this one doesn’t exactly stick out but if you plan on watching as much football as you can, here’s all you need to know ahead of Denmark vs Finland.

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Denmark have home advantage in this one with the game scheduled to take place in Copenhagen / Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

When is kick-off? Saturday 12 June, 17:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
What TV channel is it on? BBC One
Who is the referee? Anthony Taylor
Who’s on VAR duty? Stuart Attwell

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Andreas Christensen comes into the tournament off the back of European glory at club level / David Ramos/Getty Images

The Danes have no fitness concerns heading into their opener this Sunday. Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Christian Eriksen are all expected to be named in the starting eleven.

Jonas Wind could be given the nod in attack although Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Cornelius are also pushing for a place.

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Teemu Pukki is expected to start despite doubts over his fitness heading into the finals / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Despite being a doubt heading into the tournament with an ankle problem, Teemu Pukki is expected to be passed fit to start. Joel Pohjanpalo could get the nod to play in attack alongside the Norwich City man.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara is expected to start as is 34-year-old Tim Sparv.

Denmark: Schmeichel; Wass, Christensen, Kjaer, Maehle; Hojbjerg, Delaney; Poulsen, Eriksen, Braithwaite; Wind

Finland: Hradecky; Arajuuri, Toivio, O’Shaughnessy; Raitala, Kamara, Sparv, Lod, Uronen; Pohjanpalo, Pukki

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The Danes are likely to have too much quality for Finland / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

While an upset is not beyond the realms of possibility, it’s difficult to see past a victory for Denmark who will have their eyes on the runners-up position in the group, most likely behind Belgium.

Finland will be delighted to just be here and that will afford them the luxury of playing with far more freedom than Hjulmand’s side.

Having said that, the Danes have home advantage and they’ve never lost on their own soil against Finland in 21 home games, winning 18 and drawing on 3 occassions.

Prediction: Denmark 1-0 Finland

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