The Socceroos were gallant in defeat against France. The Wolf says that a repeat performance will see them beat Denmark.
What’s their current form?
Denmark scored a 1-0 win over Peru in their first round match thanks to a goal from Poulsen early in the second half.
Australia lost 2-1 to France. Both sides scored a goal from penalties before an 81st minute own goal by Behich as he was defending Pogba hit the crossbar and bounced in.
Denmark: Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen; Schone, Delaney; Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen.
Australia: Ryan; Degenek, Sainsbury, Jedinak, Behich; Luongo, Mooy, Leckie, Kruse, Irvine; Cahill.
Any interesting facts I should know?
Denmark and Australia were 2 of the last 3 teams to qualify for the World Cup, Denmark qualifying on November 14, 2017 and Australia (along with Peru) the following day.
What should I be betting on?
Denmark boasts a reasonably solid defence. Australia are expected to name their strongest line up as they need this win. Another close win to Denmark is likely.
Firstly, The Wolf would like to commend the Socceroos on their performance against France. They were close to outstanding and had it not been for a man of the match performance by Kante they would have held on for a point. The most surprising aspect of the game was that the Socceroos were allowed to play out from the back and find the feet of Mooy. The Wolf believes that they will also be able to do so against Denmark. Peru were able to win the possession battle in their opening game and their style to to set up deep and play on the counter. It has been more than 450 minutes of football since they last conceded. There have been less that 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches and it means a single goal could determine the outcome. The Wolf’s concern – the Socceroos have failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 straight World Cup matches. The number suggest more heartache for the Socceroos but The Wolf says anything can happen. Patriotic punters should back Jedinak to be the 1st and last goalscorer for the match. He will take the penalty if we are awarded one and with 10 awarded in the opening 17 matches there is every chance that we will see one awarded in this one.
TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news
What time is kick off? The game starts at 3pm (local time) on June 21. In Australia, kick-off will be at 10pm on June 21st.
What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.
What’s the team news and who’s injured? Australia’s Josh Risdon and Tom Juric both had heavy falls against France and will be rested for this must-win clash. Aside from the omission of Denmark’s forward Niklas Bendtner for the World Cup, they will also be without midfielder William Kvist, who has been sent home after suffering a rib injury, ending his World Cup campaign early.
Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.
What happened the last time they played each other? There have been 3 games between these sides, with Denmark scoring a win either side of an Australian win. Denmark won 3-1 in 2007 and 2-0 most recently, in 2012, after Australia had won 1-0 in 2010.