Group D will wrap up their group stage matches Wednesday as Australia take on Denmark as both teams look to secure a spot in the round of 16. A win for Australia would put them through to the knockouts while a win for Denmark will see them through as long as Tunisia doesn’t beat France. Even if both Tunisia and Denmark win, it would come down to goal differential to see which side advances.
Here’s everything you need to know for the match, along with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Australia v. Denmark
Odds, picks & predictions
Moneyline pick: Denmark -210
Denmark are the clear favorites to win, but Australia have put together a good campaign after securing a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Matchday 2 to put them in second place. Denmark are in an even worse spot as they faltered with a 0-0 draw against Tunisia in their opener, followed by a 2-1 loss to France in their second game. Sitting in third place with just one point, they’ll absolutely need a win over the Socceroos if they want to advance. The Danish side has only scored one goal through the group stage so far, courtesy of Andreas Christensen.
Expect Denmark to log their first win of the group stage as they’ve had time to get comfortable in the tournament. Australia will look to defy the odds and upset, but I think Denmark should be able to put together a comprehensive win in this one.
How each team can advance:
- Australia advance with a win. They can also advance with a draw combined with a Tunisia loss or draw with France. A loss will eliminate Australia.
- Denmark advance with a win combined with a Tunisia loss or draw, or with a Tunisia win by less goals than Denmark’s win. A loss or draw for Denmark will see them eliminated.