Match: Denmark vs Australia
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2018 – Group C
Time / Date: 15:00h / 21st June 2018
Venue: Samara Arena.
It’s following round in Group C of the World Cup where Denmark and Australia go to meet each other at the Cosmos Arena in Samara.
Denmark vs Australia Match Preview
Denmark starts with a win and triumph here will give them a big push toward qualifying for the knockout-planes. Should France hit Peru in the other match in Group C, a win here will send them through.
The Socceroos head-coach Bert van Marwijk will have some criticisms with the final score-line as it as an error from VAR than gave the Les Bleus a penalty to score the first goal. In short, on another day, his team should have ended up with a clean sheet and three points in the bad against one of the best teams in Europe.
Denmark vs Australia Head to Head (H2H)
The teams have faced three times since 2007, with Denmark winning two and Australia one.
Denmark vs Australia Team News
The extremely skilled holding midfielder William Kvist is out of the remainder of the competition with a rib injury hit up through the first half of Group C opener versus Peru.
The Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone will be the replacement and is the only suspected change for Age Hareide’s men for the following group match.
Schmeichel , Larsen, Christensen, Kjaer, Dalsgaard , Schone, Delaney, Eriksen , Sisto, Poulsen, Jorgensen.
Tomi Juric is expected to come in and replace Andrew Nabbout up front for Australia, but apart from that it’s likely to be an identical lineup as the one fielded against France.
Ryan, Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich, Leckie, Mooy, Jedinak, Kruse, Rogic, Juric
Denmark vs Australia Stats and Streaks
- Denmark have only ever won their opening two fixtures of a World Cup campaign once, coming all the way back in 1986.
- Both teams have scored in seven of Australia’s last ten games, and six of those ten have ended over 2.5 goals.
- All of Denmark’s last five games have ended under 2.5 goals, four of those under 1.5 while two have been goalless draws.
Denmark vs Australia Betting Predictions
The win upon Peru is a lucky one for the Danes, but this will provide them with enormous confidence for the waiting group games. With three points already in their pocket, they know they can qualify for the knockouts with a win on Thursday.
Australia are a team that prefers to sit back and inspect the pressure and look for unusual opportunities on the counter. This didn’t help them in building important goal-scoring opportunities facing France and the lone shot that experimented the goal-keeper was the one from the penalty spot.
Denmark have a solid defensive unit with an excellent record to go with. The Danes do not score a lot of goals, but one will be satisfying to see off the Socceroos.