Denmark vs Australia: 2022 World Cup, Group Stage Match Preview, and Dream11 Predictions

Australia and Denmark round off their World Cup group stage campaigns when they meet at the Al Janoub Stadium on Wednesday.

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Denmark vs Australia: 2022 World Cup, Group Stage Match Preview, and Dream11 Predictions

Denmark vs Australia clash on Wednesday in what is a straight shootout for second spot in Group D for knockouts qualification.

Match Details:

  • Location: Al-Wakrah, Qatar
  • Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
  • Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022
  • Kick-off time: 8:30 PM IST
  • Watch: Sports 18/HD, Jio Cinema App

Denmark vs Australia: Match Preview:

Denmark's defeat to France on Saturday, combined with Australia's victory over Tunisia, has left the Euro 2020 semi-finalists in need of a victory to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stage of the World Cup in Qatar.

With France's progress from Group D already assured, all three of the other sides could clinch second place, which is occupied by Australia heading into the final matchday.



— Subway Socceroos (@Socceroos) November 29, 2022

Wednesday's match at Al Janoub Stadium will be the second meeting between Australia and Denmark at the World Cup, following a 1-1 draw in the group stage in 2018, and Kristensen knows it will be a battle.

"For sure we're up for it," the Leeds United defender told reporters. "If fighting is what it takes we're going to do it.

"I know a few players. We've seen the first game and we're going to watch a lot of them in the next few days.

"I think the expectations were the last game would always be decisive."



— Subway Socceroos (@Socceroos) November 29, 2022

Lindstrom, who almost put Denmark ahead against France before Kylian Mbappe's second goal sealed a 2-1 victory for Les Bleus, has faith his team will get the job done.

"We have confidence, everyone has belief. We have that mentality. We will do our best," said the Eintracht Frankfurt attacker, who believes Denmark played at a much higher level against France than in their opening draw with Tunisia.

"We are really disappointed but we have to look how we can develop, how we can use the situations we created," he added.

"The second half was better than the first but we had 20 minutes where we controlled the game, we scored the goal and we had big chances."



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Denmark could qualify for the knockout stage at back-to-back World Cup tournaments for a second time, previously doing so in 1998 and 2002.

The Danes have only failed to qualify from the group stage in one of their previous five appearances at the tournament, while Australia have only made it to the last 16 once in their history back in 2006.



— DBU – En Del Af Noget Større (@DBUfodbold) November 7, 2022

However, should France beat Tunisia as expected in the other Group D's game on Wednesday, then a point would be enough for Australia to go through.

Team News:

Denmark:

Having taken just one point from their first two games, Denmark know anything less than a win here will result in elimination.

They need more firepower up front, scoring only once through Andreas Christensen through a set piece. Andreas Cornelius has been poor so far and a more aggressive approach utilising both Martin Braithwaite and Kasper Dolberg instead may yield more success.

Thomas Delaney is out for the remainder of the tournament with a knee injury.

Australia:

Graham Arnold isn't likely to tamper with the starting XI that beat Tunisia. Mitchell Duke scored the winner with an excellent header and the Socceroos will continue to whip balls into the middle for their Fagiano Okayama striker to attack.



— Subway Socceroos (@Socceroos) November 29, 2022

Familiar faces like Mathew Ryan, Harry Souttar and Aaron Mooy are also expected to retain their spots as Australia target qualification.

Denmark vs Australia: Head to Head:

The two teams have crossed paths four times across all competitions. While three of these meetings have been friendlies, their most recent meeting took place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in the seventh minute of the game but erstwhile Australia captain Mile Jedinak scored from the penalty spot to equalize as the game ended in a 1-1 draw. In the three friendlies, Denmark have picked up a couple of wins while the Socceroos have one win to their name.

Predicted Line-ups:

Denmark Starting 11 (3-4-1-2): Schmeichel; Andersen, A. Christensen, Nelsson; Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Maehle; Damsgaard; Braithwaite, Dolberg.

Bench: Lindstrom. Cornelius, Norgaard, Bah, Kjaer, Wass, Skov, Poulsen, Larsen, Jensen, Wind, Skov Olsen, O. Christensen.

Australia Starting 11 (4-4-2): Ryan; Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Leckie, Irvine, Mooy, Goodwin; Duke, McGree.

Bench: Vukovic, Wright, Devlin, Cummings, King, Redmayne, Tilio, Deng, Kuol, Baccus, Hrustic, Degenek, Maclaren, Mabil.

DEN vs AUS: Dream11 Predictions:

Dream11 will be updated soon.

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