The group stages are over and we’re into the knockout rounds of Euro 2020 now. Wales certainly exceeded expectations by finishing second in a tough Group A, whilst Denmark left it late before thrashing Russia in game-day 3 to sneak through in second place in Group B.
A spot in the last 8 beckons, and both teams will be going all out to book their slot there. In our Euro 2020 predictions today, our betting experts are going to be looking at who we think will come out on top in this last-16 tie between Wales and Denmark.
Following their draw against Switzerland and impressive win against Turkey, Wales did really well to hold a dangerous Italian side to just a 1-0 scoreline in Sunday’s match in Rome. Despite a very harsh red card for Ethan Ampadu in the second half, Wales held on, and thanks to fantastic displays from Joe Rodon and Danny Ward, saw out the match to finish second place in Group A.
Wales will go into this match against Denmark full of confidence, especially after their excellent displays in the group stages. Key players Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey will need to continue their great form in this game to book Wales’ slot in the quarter finals.
Following the devastating events that happened in Denmark’s first game, and their loss to Belgium in their second, it looked like Denmark’s Euro 2020 dream was all but over. But they turned up in their final group game against Russia, beating the Eastern Europeans 4-1 to sneak into second place and qualify for the knockout stages.
Despite being without their talisman, Christian Eriksen, who is thankfully well and recovering at home, Denmark are still looking strong going into this last-16 tie against the Welsh. Their dominant display against Russia will be a big boost to their confidence, as will the fact that they haven’t lost to Wales since 2008.
The first time Wales met Denmark was in 1965 in a World Cup qualifier in Copenhagen. The match ended in a 1-0 win for the Danish. The sides have since gone on to face each other a further 9 times. Their most recent match (2018) ended in a 2-1 win for the Danes.
Wales biggest win over the Danish came all the way back in 1965, when they won 4-2 at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham. Denmark have beaten the Welsh 2-0 on 2 separate occasions, most recently in a 2018 Nations League match.
Wales last beat Denmark in 2008 in an international friendly. Craig Bellamy scored the winner.
Wales have won, drawn, and lost a game in Euro 2020 so far. They’ve scored 3 goals and conceded 2. Their keeper, Danny Ward, has saved the most expected goals thus far.
Denmark have lost 2 games and won once in Euro 2020. They’ve scored 5 goals and conceded 3.
Having analysed the statistics and history between the teams, we’re ready to give you our Euro 2020 tips prediction.
We believe that Wales will continue their great form and progress to the quarter finals.
Wales are on a high at the moment, and will be encouraged by their performance against Italy in their final game of the group stages. They’ve shown that they’re defensively solid, and if they take their chances, they could cause a lot of issues for Denmark.
The Welsh have been underdogs in every match they’ve played so far in Euro 2020, and have exceeded expectations each time. It would be unwise to write them off in this fixture too.
It won’t be plain sailing though. Denmark will be hoping to continue the excellent form they exhibited in their 4-1 win over Russia, and won’t make things easy for this Wales side. It looks like Denmark will have fans cheering them on in Amsterdam too, which will undoubtedly give them a boost during this hugely important match.
Ultimately though, we’re going to be backing Wales to edge this match, with no more than 2.5 goals scored.
Unibet have Wales to win, under 2.5 goals scored at 15/2.