Denmark vs. Australia World Cup Betting Analysis and Odds
It’s time for the best offshore sportsbooks to slip an extra shrimp on the Barbie. Australia will face Denmark in both squads’ second World Cup match. Denmark held off Peru 1-0 in their opener. Forward Yussuf Poulsen scored the game-winning goal at the 59th minute, assisted by Christian Eriksen. It was a war of attrition. Goalie Kasper Schmeichel and the Danish defense preserved the victory for Denmark. But even manager Age Hareide admitted that Peru “probably deserved more.”
Meanwhile, the Aussies could have earned a valuable point as well as moral victory against France. Unfortunately, left back Aziz Behich scored an own goal at the 81st minute. That was the wrong answer to the question posited by the Sidney Morning Herald. Like Denmark, Australia has a strong defense. Which means this will most likely be a ‘flat’ game. To use the word Diego Maradona used to describe Costa Rica vs. Serbia.
The Denmark that we saw against Peru was a far cry from the one that qualified to the World Cup. That is to say, the one that scored 20 goals during the qualifiers. Eriksen is well aware that the Danish squad needs to get that edge back. “We certainly weren’t at our best,” the Tottenham midfielder said. “It is not always necessary to play amazing football to win. It was nice to see that we can actually also win even though it wasn’t great to look at.” A win is a win, even if it’s uglier than Joseph Merrick. Denmark has the added motivation that another three points would all but secure a berth in the round of 16. But they do need to play a lot better than they did against Peru.
They need to play better both collectively and individually. And by ‘individually’ we mean Eriksen. It’s true that he’s the kind of player that can solve a game in a single moment. Like he did versus Peru. But Denmark needs more than a few moments of brilliancy. Or moment, as it was the case on Saturday. As RTE.ie put it, “Hareide’s side will need all Eriksen’s two-footed technical excellence against the resilient Australians.”
The Socceroos remain optimistic. Even if the best offshore sportsbooks have them pegged as underdogs. They expect to gain strength from adversity. “Coming away from the France game, it’s refueled us and we can tango with the best,” defender Trent Sainsbury said. “I know the boys are running on a high at the moment, but I don’t think that’s going to change until after the last game against Peru and we’ll see where we are then.” But back to the Herald’s question, midfielder Daniel Arzani believes the can create those goals from the ground up. “If we put in another good defensive performance maybe the confidence of the team goes up and we can start playing football,” he said. Because that worked so well against France. They say a good defense is the best offense, but we’re not sure it works the way Arzani thinks it does.
Anyway. If the Socceroos win, Aussie fans will flock to the pubs to celebrate. And if they lose, they will flock to the pubs to drown their sorrow in beer. Either way, they’ll get nice and drunk. So it’s a win/win situation.
Denmark vs. Australia Sportsbook Odds and Betting Information:
- Date: June 21st
- Time: 16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
- Venue: Cosmos Arena, Samara
- Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
- Best online sportsbook odds:
- Denmark -110
- Australia +346
- Draw: +236
These odds have been taken from My Bookie.ag, one of the best offshore sportsbooks that you will be able to find.