Monday was a big day in Qatar, as every team has now played 2 of their 3 games in the group stage. While a couple of teams have punched their ticket into the knockout stage, while a couple more are officially out of the tournament, the 3rd round of games in group play is where everything gets decided. It’s going to be a whole heap of pressure on the shoulders of the players representing the nations that need a positive result to move on. That is what both Australia and Denmark are facing as they prepare to square off in the final game in Group D. France has 6 points and are already moving on, while Australia currently hold the 2nd place spot after their win over Tunisia. A point is all that the Aussies need, while
Denmark requires all 3 points to move on. Denmark is favored by 1 ½, with the goal total for this critical game set at 2 ½. Let’s see how the teams arrive for your bets on the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Australia Vs Denmark Game Info
- When: Friday. November 30th at 10 AM EST
- Where: Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar
- TV: FOX
Why bet on Australia
You can’t really say that there was no pressure on Australia heading into the World Cup, as every team feels some level of pressure at a tournament of this magnitude. The reality, though, is that most soccer fans had France and Denmark moving on from this group, but the Aussies have put themselves in a very good place after their opening 2 games. They stunned France with an early goal to go up 1-0, but that just seemed to annoy the champions, who went on to win 4-1. The real pressure came in Game 2, where they went up against Tunisia. Australia showed that they were capable of rising to the occasion, winning that one 1-0, but this is a whole different kettle of fish. They only need a draw to move on but are they prepared to sit back and let Denmark come to them, or are they going all out to get more than the draw they need?
Why bet on DenmarkAfter destroying everyone in their path during qualification, a lot of fans had Denmark in as a dark horse pick heading into this
tournament. If there was a question mark about the Danes, it was where they were going to get goals from. While there are a lot of talented players in this squad, they don’t really have an out and out striker that can routinely put the ball in the back of the net. That concern has proven out through their first 2 games in the tournament. A 0-0 tie against Tunisia had to be viewed as a disappointing result, and though they were competitive against France, it was the Champions who always looked more dangerous on their way to a 2-1 win. Australia and Denmark do have a history, with the Danes going 2-1-1 in their previous meetings, the last of which was a 1-1 tie at the last World Cup.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The first goal in this game is going to be critical. If the Danes can get it, Australia and going to have to open up and go for it, assuming they don’t head into this one playing for the draw. At the end of the day, Denmark has more quality all over the field, so I like them to win.Australia 0 Denmark 2