Denmark v Wales Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

September 07, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Ceres Park - Nations League

These two teams come into this game after very different weeks - Wales have had a great one, while Denmark have been in disarray. Will that make any difference when they meet in the Nations League on Sunday?

Past Meetings

There’s been eight meetings between the countries over the years, with four wins apiece. They haven’t played each other in a decade though, with the last game a 1-0 friendly victory for Wales in Denmark - a good omen for the visiting team.

Team News

The Danish FA and players have come to an agreement over image rights, so the scratch team that lost in Slovakia will be replaced by the usual squad. Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen captains the side and provides the attacking spark.

There have been no such problems for Wales, and Ryan Giggs could name an unchanged side from the one that dismantled the Republic of Ireland on Thursday. Star man Gareth Bale is in fine form, while 17-year-old Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu impressed against the Irish.

Denmark v Wales Preview and Predictions

It’s been a turbulent time for Denmark following a decent showing at the World Cup, but Age Hareide will hope they can put that behind them for their maiden Nations League outing. Wales got their campaign off to a great start with their 4-1 victory over Ireland, and are aiming to stay unbeaten in Group B4.

Denmark are priced at 12/11 for the win, after they lost to eventual finalists Croatia in the last 16 of the World Cup. The Danish Dynamite didn’t taste defeat in their four matches, losing on penalties to Croatia after Luka Modric’s extra-time penalty miss. The players’ preparations have been seriously damaged by the dispute with the FA, but the home crowd should be fully behind them on Sunday.

Wales are 3/1, and that could be a generous price considering their excellent performance against Ireland. Denmark are a better side, but the visitors will look to make another fast start after they scored twice inside the first 20 minutes against the Irish. Gareth Bale looks in excellent nick at the moment, and he could have a major influence on this game. A draw wouldn’t be a bad result for Ryan Giggs’s side, and that’s available at 14/5.

Recommended Bets

Bale to score first at 5/1

The Real Madrid forward has four goals in four games at the start of the new season for club and country and scored with a delicious strike against Ireland.

Both teams to score at 17/16

This bet would’ve only paid out in one of the eight meetings between the sides over the years, but with Bale around and Denmark the favourites this could be great value.

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