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Denmark vs Australia betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Denmark vs Australia prediction: Denmark 1-1 Australia

Denmark will be the favourites heading into the match but they were less than convincing in their win over Peru.

Australia will be buoyed by their valiant effort against France in their opening match.

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Denmark vs Australia: Who will win?

A win for Denmark would all but see them progress to the knockout stage of the competition. Back the Danes to win at 19/20.

Australia can be backed at 7/2 for the win while the draw comes in at 12/5.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen is 6/1 to be first goalscorer.

Denmark vs Australia match preview

Round two in Group C gets underway on Thursday with Denmark taking on Australia at the Cosmos Arena in Samara.

A win for Denmark would all but secure a place in the knocout round, depending on the group’s other match between France and Peru later in the day.

The Danes begin the day level on points and goal difference with France.

Age Hareide’s side beat Peru 1-0 in their opening game. Peru’s Christian Cueva skied his penalty kick before RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen scored the only goal of the game just before the hour mark. Christian Eriksen bagged the assist.

Australia were beaten 2-1 by France in their opener in Kazan. Mile Jedinak’s penalty cancelled out Antoine Griezmann’s spot kick before Behich scored a late own goal to give the French a narrow win.

Bert van Marwjik’s side will take plenty of positives from the defeat. Knowing that defeat would eliminate them from the competition, the Socceroos will look to play on the counter-attack.

The two sides have never met at a World Cup and will be facing each other for only the fourth time in their history. Denmark won their last encounter against Australia 2-0 in an international friendly in 2012.

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)

Denmark team news vs Australia

William Kvist is set to miss the remainder of the tournament with a rib injury. The midfielder needed to be stretchered off against Peru.

Andreas Christensen was also forced off in the match but is expected to be fit to start in defence for Denmark.

Nicolai Jorgensen is set to lead the line up front.

Australia team news vs Denmark

Van Marwijk is unlikely to make wholesale changes and is expected to stick to his preferred 4-4-1-1 formation.

Tomi Juric is set to come in for Andrew Nabbout as the main striker.

Veteran Tim Cahill is likely to start from the bench once again.

Denmark predicted line-up vs Australia

Predicted Denmark XI vs Australia

Predicted Denmark XI vs Australia

Australia predicted line-up vs Denmark

Predicted Australia XI vs Denmark

Predicted Australia XI vs Denmark

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

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Denmark to win vs Australia and both teams to score: 4/1!