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Wales v Denmark betting tips: Page boys aiming for great Danes upset

| 20.06.2021

Wales reached the knockout stage of the European Championship for the second successive time as a gritty 1-0 defeat against Italy proved enough to finish in second spot in Group A.

The Welsh were just 16 minutes away from facing Finland in the last 16 but they eventually succumbed to Belgium so Denmark await them in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Rob Page’s men are 4/1 to spring a surprise against the 1992 champions but let’s highlight some of the other markets and their odds in our Wales v Denmark betting tips.

Match Odds

Denmark started Monday’s clash with Russia with zero points but a 4-1 victory, coupled with Finland’s defeat, ensured they finished second in Group B and are 8/15 to book a spot in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2004.

The teams met twice in the Nations League in the autumn of 2018 when a double from Christian Eriksen secured a 2-0 win in Aarhus and they won the return 2-1 in Cardiff.

Eriksen is obviously missing for Saturday’s match but the Danes are 6/5 to win and under 3.5 goals once again or 2/1 to be ahead at half-time and full-time as they were almost three years ago.

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Denmark have grown into the tournament since Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest against Finland and were much the better side in the opening 45 minutes against Belgium but the half-time introduction of Kevin De Bruyne swung the game.

Wales’ last four matches have produced two goals or fewer and they managed to concede just once against Italy despite playing the last 35 minutes with 10 men following Ethan Ampadu’s dismissal.

Under 2.5 goals is available at 1/2 while Denmark to win either 1-0 or 2-0 is 11/5 bearing in mind how well Danny Ward has played in goal for the Welsh.

However, Denmark’s last two group games involved goals at both ends so we go 5/4 on both teams to score and 19/5 on the Danes to win by that method while Wales are 15/8 to qualify.

Talking Tactics

Page will be without 20-year-old centre-back Ampadu so Chris Mepham or Ben Davies are likely to start in Holland.

The Wales coach deployed a 3-4-3 formation against Italy, with Gareth Bale and Daniel James playing either side of Aaron Ramsey, with Kieffer Moore on the bench, so it remains to be seen whether the Cardiff striker makes the starting XI.

Denmark were superb against Russia which saw coach Kasper Hjulmand utilise a 3-4-2-1, with Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard and Martin Braithwaite playing behind main striker Yussuf Poulsen.

Goalscorer Odds

Poulsen has scored in his last two games for Denmark and is 4/1 to get the ball rolling or 23/10 to score anytime while Damsgaard is 6/1 and 16/5 in the same markets as he did with a wonder goal against Russia.

Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen scored his second international goal on Monday with a blistering strike and is 9/2 to repeat the trick while Gareth Bale is viewed as the most likely player to score for Wales at 3/1, with Moore and Ramsey 4/1 and 7/1 respectively.

Moore scored the equaliser against Switzerland and Ramsey’s opener against Turkey sent the Welsh on their way to a 2-0 victory.

Match Info

Where: Amsterdam Arena

When: 17:00, Saturday 26th June

How to watch: TBC

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner