Denmark v Australia looks set to be an interesting contest. With Denmark having a win under their belts, and the Aussies looking for their first win despite an impressive performance against France. Denmark will rely on Kasper Schmeichel to keep yet another clean sheet.
Denmark v Australia
The Danes will want to keep up their clean sheet record so far, and with Kasper Schmichael between the sticks that is highly probable. The Leicester City keeper has played 500 consecutive matches for his country without conceding. That is some record and looks like continuing.
Christian Eriksen is their main attacking player and had a great game against Peru. The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder provided the vital assist enabling the goal. He will be looking to repeat his performance, and find the back of the net himself.
The Danes also have strength in defence with Mathias Jørgensen of Huddersfield Town and Andreas Christensen both available at Centre Back. Both fulfilled the role well last time out, with the latter being substituted for the former in the 81st minute.
Yussuf Poulsen, the RB Leipzig striker, and Thomas Delaney the Borussia Dortmund midfielder will need to watch themselves. Both currently sit on a yellow card, another from this game would see them miss the next match.
What to Expect From Australia
Although they lost to France in game one, Australia worked really hard to stay with the French. Equalising from the penalty spot before an unfortunate own goal prevented the Australians from winning an opener. Something they have not managed in four of their last five campaigns.
Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy is likely to be a staple in the starting line up again. His ability to be in all the right places certainly helped against France. Their defenders tried and failed to keep him under wraps.
Urawa Red Diamonds winger Andrew Nabbout also put in a good shift in the first game and will be looking for a repeat performance. If Mooy and Nabbout combine well this time out, there could be plenty for the army of Australian fans out in Russia to cheer about.
The Last Word
Denmark will be favourites going into the match with the win already under their belt. However, do not discount the Australians whose work rate is nothing but excellent. A draw is highly unlikely as Kasper Schmeichel will be looking for another clean sheet.
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Peter and Kasper Schmeichel representing Denmark at the World Cup – 20 years apart. ??#PERDEN #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/HvgIQOdZQ8
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