Wales and Denmark sailed through as runner-ups in their respective Euro groups, and one must now aim to be the first team to book a spot in quarterfinals.
European Championship 2020
Venue: Johan Cryuff ArenA
Wales put up an impressive showing in their group, gaining a respectable four points and then finishing adrift of Italy.
Italy could only find a way past them when they went a man down last time out, as Rob Page’s side put in yet another gutsy performance.
Thus, Wales are now competing in their second consecutive round of 16 after reaching the semifinals in 2016, and would now aim for a repeat of that fairytale run but they have a tough Danish test to pass first.
After losing their first two group games, Denmark desperately needed a win in their final group game and not only did they pull it off, they won convincingly running out 4–1 winners over Russia, and thus for the first time since 2004 headed to the knockouts.
Denmark, Finland and Russia all finished on three points but Denmark topped them by virtue of having the better head to head record. Now the serious business begins for the Danes who have now become the first side in this competition’s history to lose their first two games and still qualify for the knockout stages.
Ethan Ampadu will miss the game after getting a red card against Italy.
Christian Eriksen has been released from the hospital but he’s unlikely to take any further part in the competition.
Wales’ last five games: LDDWL
Denmark’s last five games: DWLLW
Wales have played under 2.5 goals in seven of their last eight matches.
Three of Denmark’s last five games has seen both teams scoring.
This is likely to be a tough affair in Amsterdam. Everything changes in knockout games, defence becomes tighter, the games become more tactical and that is very much likely to be the case here. On paper, the two sides match up together evenly and the same could occur on the pitch too. We like to think both will cancel themselves out in normal regulation time. Bet on a full-time draw at odds of 23/10.
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