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Prediction: Wales vs Denmark

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 15 Nov 2018

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The international break will serve up a mixture of qualifying games and friendlies, and in this instance, we’re going to focus on an encounter that could wind up playing a substantial role in the qualification period for UEFA Euro 2020. Wales and Denmark are both two nations who have seemingly been on the fringe of something special for a while now, but haven’t been able to quite cross that line – but they appear to be gearing up for a big run leading into Euro 2020 which could serve as their breakout tournament.

Wales

Ryan Giggs has had an uneven start to life as the manager of the Welsh national team, but as time goes on, we’ll start to see how he handles the pressure of trying to qualify for a big tournament. His relative lack of experience could come back to bite him but the real test will be on the pitch, because they need to locate talented stars that are able to carry the torch forward long after Gareth Bale is gone. While that won’t be for a while yet, it’s important to prepare for the future.

Team News

Gareth Bale is the biggest doubt for Wales for the Denmark game, courtesy of an ankle injury.

Denmark

The Danes are still recovering after their heartbreaking exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but once the dust has fully settled, they’ll realise that it was a great stepping stone for them as they look ahead to what their future could hold. They’re building a really strong squad from top to bottom and it feels like there’s a real family atmosphere whenever they meet up for international duty, which can only be a good thing. There’s still work to be done if they want to start mixing it up with the elite, but Croatia should serve as a big motivation for them.

Team News

Denmark have a handful of first teamers missing, but will still be expected to field a strong starting XI in this crucial Nations League encounter.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Wales’ Cardiff City Stadium.
  • Wales have won three, drawn one and lost two of their last six games.
  • Denmark have won two, drawn three and lost one of their last six games.
  • Denmark lead Wales 5-4 in the overall head to head standings.
  • In their last meeting, a Christian Eriksen brace handed Denmark a 2-0 win.

Conclusion

Wales and Denmark will be familiar with one another in the wake of their meeting earlier this year, and as such, the Welsh should be better prepared to deal with them. While we don’t think they’ve got enough in their locker to pick up all three points it certainly feels like they’ll give them a good game, to the point where they’re able to neutralise any attacking threat that comes their way. Because of this, we’re predicting a 0-0 draw that, while anti-climatic, should benefit both nations in the long run.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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