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Supercomputer predicts England vs Denmark after forecasting semi-final


England are predicted to suffer another heart-breaking semi-final defeat on Wednesday at the hands of Denmark.

That’s according to Sportradar’s Supercomputer, who r emarkably predicted PRE-TOURNAMENT that the Three Lions would meet the Danes in the final four.

Gareth Southgate’s side are favourites going into the semi-final showdown at Wembley and are just one step away from reaching their first final of a major competition since 1966.

It is the stage at which the Three Lions have so-often fallen over the years, including against Croatia at the World Cup three years ago and – also at Wembley – against Germany at Euro 1996.

Southgate is synonymous with both of those events and he will be looking to banish his semi-final demons against the Danes, who have won three games straight, scoring 10 goals in those matches, to reach this point, after losing their opening two games.



England players celebrate during their 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter final
England players celebrate during their 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter final

But the supercomputer is still predicting that England will suffer an agonising and painful defeat against their visitors on Wednesday night – just as it did when predicting this precise semi-final ahead of the tournament getting underway last month.

Having already predicted this meeting and multiple correct results over the course of the tournament, the outlook for England in the last four clash is particularly gloomy – despite Harry Kane and co. being heavy favourites.

The simulation predicts that England will rush into a two-goal lead within the opening 16 minutes only for Denmark to launch a remarkable turnaround.

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The Danes are then due to pull a goal back before half-time and level the score in the second half, before grabbing a sensational winner in the third minute of stoppage time.

So how does it all work and how are the outcomes predicted?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning drives the Simulated Reality, drawing upon Sportradar’s historic database to create a huge number of different game situations, outcomes and game plays.

This Simulated Reality played out five correct scores and ten correct results across the group stages.

Among the group stage results to be precisely predicted by the AI was Belgium’s 3-0 win over Russia, France ousting Germany 1-0 and Austria beating Ukraine by the same result.

Furthermore, it was spot on in its forecast that Wales would play out a 1-1 draw against Switzerland while Spain would also be held by that scoreline in their game against Poland.



Wales played out a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Group A of Euro 2020
Wales played out a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Group A of Euro 2020

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Werner Becher, Sportradar’s regional chief executive officer for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, said: “Using cutting edge AI technology and 20 years’ worth of historic football data, Simulated Reality has successfully mirrored several results of this year’s tournament.

“Having played out this Semi-Final already it looks as though the fans are in for a treat with plenty of goals to be had, although there appears to be an upset on the cards for England.”

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Denmark will prove to be formidable opponents for England, having overcome the adversity of Christian Eriksen’s distressing collapse in their opening game and defeat in each of their opening two group games.

They have since gone on to defeat Russia, Wales and Czech Republic – scoring 10 goals in the process – and may prove to be England’s toughest opponents yet.





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