Wales vs Denmark betting tips: UEFA Nations League match preview and predictions

Wales vs Denmark prediction: Wales 1-2 Denmark

A huge night at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The winner will be promoted to League A and will guarantee their place in Euro 2020 Nations League play-offs.

The loser, will be stuck in League B.

A draw? Well that very much suits Denmark.

Will it be another famous night at the Cardiff City Stadium?

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 06: Aaron Ramsey of Wales celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Wales vs Denmark: Who will win?

It’s a tight game to call but Wales are the favourites at 8/5.

Denmark are underdogs at 19/10.

A draw, which would do for Denmark, is 2/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 11/8.

Both teams to score is 1/1.

Gareth Bale: Wales' all-time top goal scorer

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 02: Gareth Bale of Wales shoots during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is, as always Wales’ main man. The Real Madrid man is 7/2 to score first and 13/10 to score anytime.

Christian Eriksen has scored 19 goals in his last 23 Denmark appearances. He’s 13/2 to score first and 5/2 to net anytime.

Wales vs Denmark: Match preview

Wales have been very impressive in this UEFA Nations League campaign.

On matchday 1, they thumped the Republic of Ireland 4-1 in Cardiff to put down a real marker.

However, they faced a far tougher test three days later when they travelled to Aarhus.

Denmark ran out 2-0 winners at Idrætspark to draw level with Wales at the top of the group.

Then, last month, they took on Spain in a glamour friendly at the Principality Stadium.

The visitors ran out 4-1 winners and Ryan Giggs had to restore confidence and fast.

Those two defeats did not appear to effect them as a Harry Wilson free-kick was enough to see them win 1-0 in Dublin and complete the double over the Republic.

That leaves them top of this group, knowing that a win will secure promotion.

Can the Dragons rise to the occasion?

SARANSK, RUSSIA – JUNE 16: Yussuf Yurary Poulsen of Denmark celebrates with team mates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Peru and Denmark at Mordovia Arena on June 16, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Danish delight in Cardiff?

Denmark’s campaign has been good too as they looked to build on a solid World Cup performance.

Their preparation could hardly have been any worse though as they were forced to name an XI of amateurs and futsal players for their 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia.

Nevertheless, the stars were back for the reverse fixture which got their campaign off to a winning start.

They couldn’t build on that though and, last month, were held to a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland.

They were without Christian Eriksen for that game and looked toothless without their main man.

They do still have two games left so, if this game is a draw, then they’ll just need to beat the Republic of Ireland on Monday night at home to pip Wales to promotion.

I’m sure they’d settle for a draw so will they leave Cardiff with the result they need?

Wales team news vs Denmark

DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 16: Ryan Giggs, Manager of Wales looks on during the national anthem with his team during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs has almost a fully fit squad to choose from.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been a regular fixture in goal for the last 4 years now and has started 43 of the last 45 internationals

This game will put him just 11 behind Neville Southall as the most capped Welshman of all time.

With Chris Mepham out, Ashley Williams and James Chester will start at centre-back.

Tottenham’s Ben Davies is suspended and Aston Villa’s Neil Taylor is injured so Newcastle’s Paul Dummett could win his fourth cap at left-back.

Ethan Ampadu hasn’t played a single minute for Chelsea’s first team this season but his impressive form for Wales should see him start in holding midfield alongside Joe Allen.

Aaron Ramsey has only started 8 of Arsenal’s 18 so could be fresh.

David Brooks has scored three Premier League goals for Bournemouth this season and has established himself as a regular at international level too.

The big news for Wales fans is that Gareth Bale is back.

They were able to win without him in Dublin but the fact that the Real Madrid man is fit and firing again can only give Giggs’ side a boost.

This Wales team has so much talent going forward but keeping Denmark quiet is another matter.

Denmark team news vs Wales

SAMARA, RUSSIA – JUNE 21: Christian Eriksen of Denmark celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and Australia at Samara Arena on June 21, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

For Denmark, they have a very familiar face in goal.

Kasper Schmeichel has now won 42 caps for his country and has missed just three competitive matches in the last 5 years.

Captain Simon Kjær will partner Huddersfield’s Mathias Jørgensen at the back.

Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen has lost his place in the side due to his lack of playing time at club level this season.

Key midfielder Thomas Delaney of Borussia Dortmund is out and will be a big miss for the Danes.

Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is likely to come in.

The good news for Åge Hareide is that their star man Christian Eriksen is back.

They looked so weak up front without him in Dublin last month but will be a very different proposition with Eriksen back in the side.

RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Yurary Poulsen will also be a threat; he’s scored nine goals so far this season for the Bundesliga side.

Kenneth Zohore of Cardiff will be in familiar surroundings.

He could make his international debut at the stadium he calls home for club.

This is a very strong side so will they be too good for Wales?

Predicted Wales team vs Denmark

Predicted Wales line up vs Denmark

Predicted Denmark team vs Wales

Predicted Denmark line up vs Wales

The latest tweets from Wales pre Denmark

The latest tweets from Denmark pre Wales

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Denmark to beat Wales & both teams to score: 11/2!