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.

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How Australia faced Tunisia

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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.

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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…

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How Denmark lined up when they lost to France

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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.

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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.

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Australia 6-1

Draw 7/2

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Denmark 8-15

SunSport Prediction

Australia 1 Denmark 2

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