Kick-off: 1500, 30/11/2022
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
Denmark must go for a win when facing Australia in the final round of Group D fixtures and that could pave the way for an entertaining encounter.
The Socceroos are two points better off after shading Tunisia last time out and are also the type of team to adopt a positive approach here.
We’re going with 5/2 for the Danes to prevail and both sides to score as our first Australia vs Denmark prediction.
Australia have gone out at the group stage for the last three World Cup tournaments but are now eyeing a repeat of their 2006 progress.
The Socceroos recovered from a 4-1 loss to France by beating Tunisia 1-0, with Mitchell Duke netting on 23 minutes via a neat header.
They needed some desperate defending and wasteful finishing from the Eagles of Carthage to hold out until half-time.
However, Australia created a couple of decent chances on the break after the interval before fending off some late pressure.
“I’m hugely proud of the boys, they showed that great fighting Aussie spirit,” said manager Graham Arnold.
“Our fight and our grit and our determination, the old Aussie way, was very important.
“We said to the boys ‘let’s put a smile on the nation’s face’. I can imagine the celebrations at home. I think there’ll be a few hangovers in the morning, but I won’t have one.”
Duke, who once had a trial at West Ham, now has nine goals in 23 international appearances and is Australia vs Denmark odds.
Denmark were held to a goalless stalemate by Tunisia and then went down 2-1 to France, who they had beaten twice in the Nations League this year.
Andreas Christensen’s close-range header proved in vain as a Kylian Mbappe double gave Les Bleus their second victory in Group D.
Head coach Kasper Hjulmand said: “We can’t argue too much, but we were close to getting the draw.
“Football is such small margins. We didn’t create more chances in Paris when we beat them, but it goes the other way.”
The Danes can take heart from their exploits at last year’s European Championship, when they recovered from a slow start to reach the semi-finals.
“We are very disappointed, but we’ll pick it up and get back on track for the next game,” added Hjulmand. “We will be ready.
“It’s make or break, but we had zero points after the first two games of the Euros and we still have hope.”
Denmark probably lack the pace to be contenders for top honours but they do have plenty of solid players proven at a high level.
Christian Eriksen, Martin Braithwaite and Yussuf Poulsen should have enough nous between them to find a way past a relatively raw outfit like Australia.
Kasper Dolberg had a great scoring record with Ajax and Nice before joining Sevilla on loan and 4/1 for him to break the deadlock is added to our Australia vs Denmark betting tips.
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