Australia vs Denmark – World Cup Group D: How they are doing, injuries and predictions for the winner take all duel

AUSTRALIA face a crucial clash with Denmark and know a draw will almost certainly be enough to see them finish in the last 16.

It would be only the second time the Socceroos have reached a World Cup knockout round.


How Australia faced Tunisia


How Australia faced Tunisia

However, they come up as underdogs against a normally impressive Danish side that hasn’t worked yet.

The Danes made it to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 last year but were held to a draw by Tunisia before losing to France at the tournament.

That means they need one win to get through this one.

SunSport takes a look at what to expect from Australia vs Denmark, including our result prediction.


How are you?

Australia: Graham Arnold’s side messed up pre-tournament predictions to give themselves a huge chance of qualifying.

Despite being outclassed in a 4-1 defeat by France, they bounced back and scored a crucial 1-0 win over Tunisia through Mitchell Duke.

Read full match report Tunisia vs Australia…

Denmark: The Danes disappointed with a 0-0 start against the Tunisians, which could cost them dearly.

A narrow 2-1 loss to France in the second game means that just one win is enough in this game.

Read full match report France vs Denmark…


How Denmark lined up when they lost to France


How Denmark lined up when they lost to France

Any injuries to worry about?

Australia: Nathaniel Atkinson took a hit against France and substitute Fran Karacic is likely to keep his place after a strong performance against Tunisia.

Hibernian forward Martin Boyle has been ruled out of the entire World Cup after suffering a cruciate ligament injury on the eve of the tournament.

Denmark: Thomas Delaney will miss the rest of the tournament with a knee injury.

Mikkel Damsgaard replaced him during the France game and will likely keep his place.

Who will the star men be?

Australia: Aaron Mooy has shown his usual confident presence in midfield and will need to do so again if the Socceroos are to qualify.

Denmark: The Denmark squad is brimming with talent but it’s hard to look beyond Man Utd star Christian Eriksen as the mainstay.


Australia automatically qualifies with a win over Denmark.

Should Tunisia not beat France, a draw will suffice.

Denmark must beat Australia by a margin equivalent to a Tunisian victory over France.

What is the head-to-head race?

The teams have only met once at the World Cup – four years ago.

That day, a Mile Jedinak penalty gave Australia a 1-1 draw after an early Christian Eriksen goal.

Australia and Denmark met three more times, all friendlies, with the Aussies winning, losing and drawing once.


Australia 6-1

Draw 7/2

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Denmark 8-15

SunSport Prediction

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