Both teams are still in the fray to qualify for the Round of 16.
In their last clash of group match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Australia and Denmark will likely decide who will advance next after France from Group D. Australia are currently at the second spot in the group and can advance with just a point. Denmark, on the other hand, hasn’t tasted a win in the tournament yet, and only a win can make it through.
Australia won their last clash against Tunisia which has pushed them to a strong position going into the match against Denmark. They are real threats on counters and can expose Denmark’s shaky defence.
Kick off: 8:30pm (IST), 15:00 (GMT)
Australia form (all comps): D-W-W-L-W
Denmark form (all comps): W-L-W-D-L
Players to Watch
Aaron Mooy is the most crucial member of the Australian lineup. The Celtic midfielder dictates the game from the centre of the park and supplies goods to attack as well as keeping the fort safe. In the last match against Tunisia, he was in top-notch form with 12 interceptions and 70 percent success on ground duels.
Last year, after the tragic incident at Euros, Christian Eriksen’s career has been turned upside down. He has gone from almost retiring to becoming Denmark’s key player at the World Cup. Eriksen can bring some really good heat to the do-or-die clash against Australia, even though he has yet to show off his class at this World Cup.
Nathan Atkinson who missed the last game after picking up a knock against France is likely to make his way into the team. Denmark also is struck with an injury problem as Thomas Delaney is out of the tournament after suffering a knee injury against Tunisia.
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Australia predicted XI (4-2-3-1)
Ryan, Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Leckie, Irvine, Mooy, McGree, Goodwin, Duke
Denmark predicted XI (3-4-3)
Schmeichel, Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen, Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Maehle, Skov Olsen, Dolberg, Damsgaard
Head to Head stats
Both teams have met four times in their history so far. Denmark leads the chart currently with two wins but Australia will have a chance to settle the score.
Played – 4
Australia – 1
Drawn – 1
Denmark – 2
Australia vs Denmark Prediction
Australia is above Denmark in the points table but Denmark is way ahead in terms of on-paper battle. The Socceroos will be looking to snatch a point from this match while winning is the only option for Denmark. We think Denmark is likely to win this clash.
Prediction: Australia 0-2 Denmark