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Wales vs Denmark: Dragons tipped to be competitive

Kick-off: 1700, 26/06/2021

Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena

TV: BBC One

Wales did wonderfully well to finish second in their Euro 2020 group and are fancied to give Denmark a tough test at the last-16 stage.

The Danes played like a team possessed when beating Russia on Monday but switching from Copenhagen to Amsterdam could have a big effect on them.

We like 19/20 for the Dragons to avoid defeat in normal time for our first Wales vs Denmark prediction.

A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds

Wales famously reached the semi-finals at Euro 2016 and have clearly got the taste for success at major tournaments.

The Dragons were probably a touch fortunate to draw 1-1 with Switzerland but put in a high-tempo performance to beat Turkey 2-0.

Facing a red-hot Italy outfit in Rome was always going to be difficult but they showed great spirit to only go down 1-0 after having Ethan Ampadu sent off.

“We knew it was going to be a very difficult game from the start,” captain Gareth Bale told ITV.

“There was a lot of defending, a lot of running and a lot of tired bodies out there, but I’m proud of the boys.

“We’ll get a little bit of a break now, patch everyone up and get going again.”

Bale, Kieffer Moore and Dan James have impressed up front while the performances of Aaron Ramsey after a pre-tournament fitness scare have been a real boost.

Add on a resilient rearguard and Wales look a well-balanced outfit capable of competing in this contest.

Examining the Wales vs Denmark odds, we reckon 9/4 for extra time to be needed is a value bet.

A Look At Denmark’s Betting Odds

Denmark had to overcome a nightmare start in Group B, going down 1-0 to outsiders Finland after the horrible incident involving Christian Eriksen.

However, Kasper Hjulmand’s side put in an encouraging effort when beaten 2-1 by Belgium and then sparkled in a 4-1 romp versus Russia.

Mikkel Damsgaard’s wicked 38th-minute strike put the Danes ahead and Yussuf Poulsen was gifted a second just before the hour mark.

Artem Dzyuba’s 70th-minute penalty gave Russia hope of a fightback but a piledriver from Andreas Christensen and Joakim Maehle’s breakaway score sent the raucous home fans wild.

“What a night,” beamed Hjulmand. “We hoped it would be a magic night at Parken.

“The motivation, the team spirit, the friendship among the players was amazing.

“We played three games on a very high level and if someone deserves this, it’s our players.

“I can’t imagine how they managed to come back from what they went through, so a big credit to the boys – and thanks a lot for the support we’ve got from the whole of Denmark.”

Denmark would be formidable foes if in the same mood but replicating that atmosphere in Amsterdam will be hard, even if their fans have been given the green light to attend.

It should also be noted that Russia looked a tired outfit and contributed towards their own downfall.

This will be a different situation against an organised and efficient Wales team.

Let’s finish off our Wales vs Denmark betting tips by taking 6/1 for a 1-1 stalemate at the end of normal time.{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“86fd5523-8772-49cb-9467-c110b863263f”],”srcRootClientId”:””}

Additional stats

Last result:

Italy 1-0 WALES

Russia 1-4 DENMARK – Damsgaard, Poulsen, Christensen, Maehle

Head-to-head: Wales 1-2 Denmark, Denmark 2-0 Wales, Denmark 0-1 Wales

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