Denmark need to post a win or their 2022 World Cup stay will come to an end on Wednesday when the Danes take on Australia in a key Group D matchup at Al Janoub Stadium. Denmark opened group play with a 0-0 tie with Tunisia, before dropping a 2-1 decision to defending champion France. After being crushed by the French 4-1 in the opener, Australia rebounded with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia. Australia will advance to the knockout round with a win, and can advance with a tie if France beats or ties Tunisia. Denmark advance with a win and a France win or tie with Tunisia.
Kickoff from Al Wakrah, Qatar, is set for 10 a.m. ET. Denmark are the -205 favorites (risk $205 to win $100) in the latest Australia vs. Denmark odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Australia +600 underdogs. A draw is priced at +305 and the over/under for total goals is set at 2.5. Before locking in any Denmark vs. Australia picks, you need to see the World Cup predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven soccer simulation model.
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Now the model has dialed in on Denmark vs. Australia and just revealed its 2022 World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model's soccer picks. Here are the World Cup 2022 odds and trends for Australia vs. Denmark:
- Australia vs. Denmark spread: Denmark -1.5 (+135)
- Australia vs. Denmark over/under: 2.5 goals
- Australia vs. Denmark money line: Denmark -205, Australia +600, Draw +305
- AUS: The Aussies are 2-11-4 all-time in World Cup matches
- DEN: The Danes have reached the Round of 16 three times and the quarterfinals once since 1986
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Why you should back Denmark
Although the Danes have put themselves in a bit of a hole with the draw with Tunisia, they can still reach the Round of 16 by taking care of business on Wednesday. Among those asked to help lead the side is captain and defenseman Simon Kjaer. The 33-year-old has made 122 appearances for Denmark and has registered five goals. His career began in 2007 and he has played the last four seasons for Milan in Serie A, making 75 appearances.
Vice-captain for the squad is goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. He has appeared in 88 matches though the years for the Danes, and in 284 appearances in the Premier League, he has registered 82 clean sheets. He is currently a member of Nice of Ligue 1 after spending the previous 11 years with Leicester City in the Premier League. Schmeichel began his professional career in 2005.
Why you should back Australia
The Aussies have already earned a win and are looking to pull off a stunner against the Danes. Forward Mitchell Duke has supplied some of the offense, with the game-winner in the win over Tunisia, and he also scored the first goal in a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the team's friendly match heading into World Cup action. In 23 international matches for Australia, he already has nine goals. The 31-year-old, who joined Fagiano Okayama in November of last year, became the first player to score in the FIFA World Cup while playing for a second-tier division club.
Forward Matthew Leckie leads the Aussies in international goals scored with 13 in 75 appearances. Leckie, 31, began his pro career in 2009, and is currently a member of Melbourne City of the A League. In 17 appearances this past season, he scored nine times in 19 matches. He has 305 career appearances as a pro, and has registered 54 goals.
How to make Australia vs. Denmark picks
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