Australia Predicted Lineup vs Denmark in Group D Finale

Matty Ryan from the Australia predicted lineup in training

With qualification still on the line for both nations, this is the most important game in Group D so far. The second-placed team have the advantage going into the match as they are on three points, while the opposition currently only has a single point so far. How will Australia line up when they only need a draw to qualify?

Australia Predicted Lineup vs Denmark

How Australia Have Lined Up Recently

So far in this World Cup, the Aussies have lined up with almost the exact same starting eleven in each game. They only made a slight tactical adjustment which will be expanded upon later. The only change made to their lineup has been replacing the injured Nathaniel Atkinson with Fran Karacic.

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It is unlikely we see any changes in personnel for this key game, especially after getting a win over Tunisia.

Australia Recent Form and Tactics

After setting out in a 4-1-4-1 in the losing effort against France, Graham Arnold made the switch to a very old-school 4-4-2 for their second group game. In recent friendlies, the team also experimented with a 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 but tends to switch to a 4-1-4-1 for big games.

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Despite winning their friendlies with the new formations the side has reverted to familiar schemes for the World Cup.

Australia Injuries to Consider

Atkinson’s injury kept him out of the win over Tunisia but he should be fit to play. One has to wonder if the Socceroos boss will want to make any changes to a winning formula.

Australia Predicted Lineup

We expect a return to the 4-1-4-1 with the following personnel:

GK – Matthew Ryan

LB – Aziz Behich

CB – Kye Rowles

CB – Harry Souttat

RB – Fran Kakarac

DM – Aaron Mooy

LM – Craig Goodwin

CM – Riley McGree

CM – Jackson Irvine

RM – Matthew Leckie

AT – Mitchell Duke

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