Denmark takes on Australia in a winner takes all World Cup game after failing to win their first two games. Les Bleus’ victory over Denmark guaranteed their place in the World Cup’s round of 16, while the Socceroos’ victory over Tunisia propelled them into second place. To advance, Tunisia will need to defeat France, which is a difficult task at the best of times. However, Australia currently has the upper hand because winning against Denmark would virtually guarantee their place in the knockout rounds.
Denmark team news
Denmark is aware that, with just one point from their first two games, they will be eliminated if they lose this game. They require more offensive oomph with only one goal coming from a set piece by Andreas Christensen. Given Andreas Cornelius’ dismal performance thus far, a more aggressive approach utilising both Martin Braithwaite and Kasper Dolberg might result in better outcomes. Thomas Delaney will be sidelined for the remainder of the competition due to a knee injury.
Australia team news
Most likely, Graham Arnold won’t alter the starting lineup that defeated Tunisia. As a result of Mitchell Duke’s amazing header that gave the Socceroos the victory, they will continue to play balls for Fagiano Okayama to attack in the middle of the field. Well-known athletes like Mathew Ryan, Harry Souttar, and Aaron Mooy are also expected to maintain their positions as Australia’s target qualification.
Denmark vs Australia World Cup score prediction
This game is so exciting because it is effectively a knockout tournament. Even though the Socceroos were humiliated by France, Kasper Hjulmand’s team has so far impressed. In any other scenario, they would be the clear favorites. The Danes must triumph and place second if Tunisia draws or loses to France. The situation becomes more complicated if Tunisia and Denmark both win; the team finishing in second will be decided first by goal differential and then by goals scored. Australia’s mission is made simpler because all they must do to progress is win. A draw would also do if Tunisia fell to France.
Prediction: Denmark 1-0 Australia
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