Australia Team Info – Will They Find Their Form?
Australia are no strangers to the World Cup, having successfully qualified for every competition since 2006. The team had a brilliant first round of games in the AFC qualifiers, winning all 8 games and smoothly entering the next round. There, the Australian football team's performances became more inconsistent, and they only managed to finish third in the group. This meant that Australia would have to play in a following playoff against an AFC nation, and if they won that then they would have to face a team from the OFC in the inter-confederation playoff. They beat the United Arab Emirates in the first playoff, and then faced Peru in the inter-confederation playoff. Neither team could score in regular time nor extra time, so the game went into penalties. Australia won the game 5-4, to qualify for the World Cup.
Despite their shaky performances in the latter rounds of the tournament, the Australian strikers Jamie Maclaren and Matthew Leckie scored 5 and 4 goals in their first batch of games. Surprisingly, none was the top goal scorer, as defender Harry Souttar scored 6 goals. Their goalkeeper, Matthew Ryan, was extremely important in the first games right until their last qualification match, when he saved Peru's final penalty. Australia's midfielders Jackson Irvine, Aaron Mooy, Ajdin Hrustic, and Tom Rogic also scored during the qualification games.
Denmark Team Info – Aiming for the Quaterfinals
Denmark sit in 10th place in the football world rankings, which puts them amongst the favourites to go far in the competition. The team has previously gone as far as to reach the quarterfinals in 1998, but since then they have only qualified for 3 World Cups and have only managed to reach the round of 16. Denmark played fiercely in their qualification games leading up to the 2022 World Cup. They were placed in the UEFA Group F with Austria, Faroe Islands, Moldova, Israel, and Scotland. They topped the group after winning 9 out of their 10 games, and scoring a whopping 30 goals. Across all 10 games, they only conceded 3 goals.
This was largely thanks to the efforts of their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who is the son of former legend Peter Schmeichel. Their defence is full of extremely reliable players, such as Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Joakim Maehle, Joachim Andersen, Nicolai Boilesen, and Jannik Vestergaard. Perhaps the most important player in the Danish squad is Christian Eriksen. After suffering a cardiac arrest in the 2020 European Championship, it was suspected that the player would retire. He returned to football and now plays for Manchester United, where he is also a key player. Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Daniel Wass and Christian Norgaard also play in midfield. In attack, they have Yussuf Poulsen, who has scored 11 goals, and Kasper Dolberg and Martin Braithwaite, who have scored 10 each.
Australia vs Denmark Head-to-head
Australia played against Denmark in the previous World Cup, in 2018. Then the match ended 1-1, which was good enough for Denmark because they won their other match and drew another, securing the second place finish. For Australia, it was the only point they won in the group stage that year, leading them to crash out at the bottom of the table.
Australia vs Denmark Betting Preview
If you want to bet on Australia and Denmark’s last group stage game, you will not be left wanting. Whether you think one team will hammer the other, or the two sides will eke out a draw, you will find numerous options for both cases. You can take your betting even further by using some combination bets which require two or three match criteria to win.
Double chance is a bet on the result of the match but you will have greater cover than simply betting on Australia or Denmark to win, or for the match to end in a draw. With double chance you can bet on two possible outcomes. There will be odds for Australia to win or the game to end in a draw, Denmark to win or the game to end in a draw, or Australia or Denmark to win.
Draw No Bet
This is a bet on which team you think will win. The possibility of a draw is eliminated from the equation as if you bet on either Australia or Denmark to win and the match does end in a draw, then you will receive your stake back.
Handicaps are bets on a team to win with a certain number of goals added or subtracted from their score at the end of the game. If the handicap favours the team, then the odds will be shorter, but the team will have extra goals so it will be a safer bet. If the handicap is a reduction of goals, then the team will need to beat their opponents by that margin or more.
If you bet on Denmark to beat Australia with a handicap of -1.5 then you will need Denmark to win the game by at least 2 goals. If you bet on Denmark to win with a handicap of -2 then you will need Denmark to win the match by 3 or more goals, but if they only finish 2 in front of Australia then the match result will be considered a draw and the money you staked will be returned.
You will have the option to bet on Denmark with a handicap of -1.75 which will divide your stake in half and put half on a handicap of -2 and the other half on a handicap of -1.5. If Denmark wins the game by 3 or more goals then the requirements for both halves of the bet are satisfied and you will receive your winnings. If Denmark only scores 2 more goals than Australia, then you will win half your bet and the -2 bet will be cancelled so you will receive half your money back.
Over/Under Total Goals
You can bet on how many goals will be scored in the game between Australia and Denmark with the total goals bet. Total goals uses the over/under format which means that you can select a betting line and then bet on whether the game will end with over the number of goals indicated by the line, or under. For example, if you think that neither Australia nor Denmark will register many goals in the match, then you may choose to bet on the match to end with under 1.5 goals. If you think the contrary, you may bet on Australia and Denmark to score over 4.5 goals.
And Even More
There are hundreds of bets to pick from, and you will find that almost every aspect of the match is covered. Australia to win the first half, Denmark to score the first goal, Denmark to score over 3.5 goals, Australia to score in both halves, Denmark to reverse the result, both teams to score, and many more.
It can be highly entertaining to bet on the matches in the World Cup, and there are certainly many matches and many different types of bets, but it is always important to remember not to spend more money than you can afford to lose. There are ways that you can control your gambling or play more responsibly, and if you need any tips or advice you can always refer to gambleaware.co.uk