Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Wales and Denmark will clash in the opening match of the Euro 2020 play-offs. Who will progress to the quarterfinals of the tournament? We believe that Kasper Hjulmand’s side will make it through to the next round.
Wales rarely qualify for major international tournaments, but once they do, they are bound to perform superbly. They have only played in the World Cups once, in 1958, where they reached the quarter-finals. They have also only played in continental tournaments once before, in 2016, and won bronze medals. And now, at Euro 2020, they again managed to cope with the minimum task, getting past the group stage of the tournament. They drew 1-1 with the Swiss side, won 2-0 against the Turkish side, and their 0-1 defeat to the Italians did not prevent the Welsh from sitting second in Group A.
Denmark are one of the unhappiest teams at UEFA EURO 2020, yet they still managed to cope with all the setbacks by solving their minimal problems. Already in the first game of the tournament, the Vikings lost their leader Christian Eriksen, who miraculously survived and will not play at Euro 2020. The Danes were better in every aspect of the game than the Finns, who were 23-1 up in shots, but it was the Suomi representatives who clinched the win, 1-0. The encounter with the Belgians was a similar scenario, ending in a 1-2 defeat. It looked as though the Danes may have given up after that, but they thrashed Russia 4-1 in the third leg to advance to the last 16 of the Euro-2020 tournament from second place.
History of head-to-head encounters between Wales and Denmark
There have been ten head-to-head encounters between the teams in their history. The Welsh have won four and the Danes have been stronger in six games. The goal difference is also on the Red and White side, 12-9. The last time the opponents met in the UEFA Nations League 2018, the Danish players won both times, 2-0 and 2-1.
Expert Betting Tips
The Danish side has shown outstanding football at UEFA EURO 2020. The Red and White dominated every game in the group against the Finns, Belgians and Russians, but it was only against Stanislav Cherchesov’s side that they broke through. Now, we have seen that the Danes can not only kick at goal and possess the ball, but also score. The Welsh look very modest and pragmatic against the Vikings, which is not too bad for such a short-lived tournament, but the Dragons’ level of skill is still insufficient, and physically they are worse prepared. As a result, we recommend a bet on Denmark’s victory at odds of 1.92.
Denmark are one of the most attacking teams at UEFA EURO 2020. Kasper Hjulmand’s side creates a lot of moments, posses the ball a lot, and they did it not only in games against the Russians and Finns but also against the Belgians. The Danes are in a great frame of mind after their encounter with Russia, and it should help them in the important match. With this in mind, a Danish Total Over 1.5 goals at odds of 1.61 would be the best option for the prediction.
Yussuf Poulsen is one of the key players for the national team of Denmark. Yes, he is a very dependent athlete who needs help from his teammates, but sometimes a pass from Roman Zobnin is enough for him to find a goal-scoring moment. It all goes to show that the 27-year-old Leipzig forward finishes every episode and fights for every goal. Unfortunately, his last two seasons in the Bundesliga have not been very productive, as he has only scored five goals each, but he is transforming in the national team, so a bet on Yussuf Poulsen’s goal is worth looking for 2.70.