2018-19 Nations League: Wales vs Denmark

Wales enter this crucial UEFA Nations League showdown with Denmark knowing that victory will see them promoted to Group A and book their spot at Euro 2020. 

Defeat and the Danish will be promoted whilst a draw means that Welsh hopes lie in Republic of Ireland’s hands on Monday, where a Irish win would hand Wales promotion from Group B4.

 

Team news

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Gareth Bale is available for Wales after missing last month’s action through injury. 

Ryan Giggs however has issues in defence with Chris Mepham and Neil Taylor out injured, whilst Tottenham Hotspur left-back, Ben Davies is suspended. 

Denmark have a full squad available apart from captain, Simon Kjaer who has a hamstring issue. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Wales have won two of last five meetings with Denmark with both victories coming away from home (W2, L3).
  • In nine meetings across all competitions, these teams have met only three times in Wales with the Welsh losing their last meeting 2-0 in June 1999, having previously won their first two home clashes with the Danes in December 1965 and September 1987 respectively.
  • Four of last five meetings have seen the winning side keep a clean sheet.

 

Prediction

Wales have to go out there and win this whilst Denmark can afford a draw so for me, if the Danes defend well and can contain a side who need the win more then they should get a draw here. 

Prediction: Wales 1-1 Denmark

Result: Wales 1-2 Denmark (Denmark are PROMOTED to League A!!!)

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