France might have already topped the Qatar World Cup Group D, but there is still much to play for in the runners-up spot. An intense battle of wits can be expected in Australia vs Denmark, with both sides vying for that second spot at the end of the group stages. The European side are gunning for a win to claw their way into the knockout rounds, while Australia will be holding on for dear life – knowing a point should be just about enough to get them to the Round of 16 stages for only the second time ever.
Australia vs Denmark Predictions and Betting Odds for Group D Clash
Australia Run of Form
The Socceroos headed into the World Cup in an impressive run of form, having won their last five games in all competitions before travelling to Qatar. The Australia side got a dose of harsh reality in their opening game against France, where they managed to take a lead, but saw the defending World Champions pounce back to get a big 4-1 win. However, the Aussies showed impressive resolve in the second game – picking up a gritty win over Tunisia to boost their chances of making it out of the group.
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Australia heads into this game with a lot of confidence and hopes to maintain their winning run against a struggling Denmark side.
Denmark Run of Form
Denmark had a pretty solid UEFA Nations League campaign ahead of the World Cup, winning four out of their six games in the competition. That included doing a double over France that had many speculating over whether the Danish side can strongly challenge to win their group at the World Cup. But it has been a pretty disappointing outing for Kasper Hjulmand’s side so far, as they’re yet to win a game.
Their competition itself started in disappointing fashion as they were held to a goalless draw by Tunisia. After giving France a strong fight, they ended up succumbing to a loss. The Danish side only have one option to get out of the group now, which is to defeat the Australian side and hope Tunisia can pull off an upset win over the defending champions.
What Each Team Needs
Denmark desperately needs their attacking players to get back to their best. The Danish side has been sloppy in front of goal so far and can’t repeat that if they want to breach the sturdy Aussie defence. Christian Eriksen will have to lead by example, helping his side control the game and also create major chances that the forwards needs to put away.
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For Australia, it’ll be about being defensively perfect. As long as they can frustrate their opposition by denying them goals and lure them to bring most men forward, the Aussie side should get plenty of chances on the counter-attack and be able to get a positive result from the game.
Australia vs Denmark Prediction
The reality about this game is that Denmark have a much more experienced squad than Australia and one much higher in terms of overall quality too. The Danish side should be motivated enough to rediscover their Nations League’ form and put Australia to the sword here. But if they keep wasting chances, then Australia might sneak away with a win.
Current Betting Odds: Australia vs Denmark
Denmark are favourites at 4/9, with Australia distance outsiders at 6/1.
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