15:00 Wednesday

Australia secured their first World Cup clean sheet since 1974 and it sets them up perfectly for this clash against Denmark.

It can be argued that this is already a knockout match as it’s likely that the winner here will book their place in the next round.

Denmark are yet to win at this tournament and will be hoping that third time is indeed the charm.

Australia vs Denmark Stats

  • Australia have lost the corner count by 13-3 across their two prior World Cup matches
  • Denmark have hit 15 corners over their two group stage matches so far
  • Denmark need to win here to stand a chance of progressing and will throw everything at the Socceroos

 

Australia vs Denmark Prediction:

Betting Tip: Denmark -3 corner handicap

Australia have the opportunity to defy the odds by booking their place in the next round of the competition. After suffering a 4-1 defeat to France, a match in which they opened the scoring, they were able to secure a win as they beat Tunisia 1-0 and they would be in dreamland if they could score the opening goal for a third successive match.

Boss Graham Arnold is well aware that his side have not achieved anything yet and they’ll now have to handle a Denmark outfit that have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

This match looks primed for corners in my opinion. The majority of Denmark’s play takes place down the flanks and we’re likely to see consistent pressure from the Danes as they go in search of the win. Graham Arnold’s men have managed just three corners so far this tournament but have conceded 13 and they will be on the back foot for large parts of this game.

As previously mentioned, Australia have opened the scoring in their last two matches and if they were able to do so once again here, it would mean Denmark would be required to throw everything and everyone forward to try and claim a positive result. 

Depending on the game state as we approach the final 20 minutes of this encounter, inplay corners could be an option. However, I like the 5/4 available on Denmark covering a -3 corner handicap.

Denmark -3 corner handicap - 1pt @ 5/4

Australia vs Denmark Results

Date Result Competition
06/02/2007 Australia 1-3 Denmark International Friendly
01/06/2010 Australia 1-0 Denmark International Friendly
02/06/2012 Denmark 2-0 Australia International Friendly
21/06/2018 Denmark 1-1 Australia FIFA World Cup

 

Australia vs Denmark Team News 

Australia:

  • Nathaniel Atkinson missed the win over Tunisia owing to an ankle injury sustained in the France game and so remains a doubt here

 

Denmark:

  • Thomas Delaney has withdrawn from Denmark's World Cup squad altogether, owing to a knee injury
  • Simon Kjaer missed the game with France because of thigh problems, but should be back to start here

 

Australia vs Denmark Lineups

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Australia

Ryan, Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Goodwin, Mooy, Irvine, Leckie, Duke, McGree 

Denmark

Schmeichel, Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen, maehle, Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Damsgaard, Lindstrom, Cornelius

Australia vs Denmark Score Prediction:

Australia 1-1 Denmark